05 May 2011
On a visit to Rome today, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made crucial headway with NATO allies in tackling the ongoing chaos in Libya. Clinton and Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini met with the Libya Contact Group—made up of representatives from 22 countries and six international organizations—for a three-hour summit that resulted in a unanimous decision to set up a fund to back the Libyan rebels. The fund will initially be fed by international donations and oil sales by the opposition, and will eventually draw from Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s own frozen assets, including some $30 billion now held in the United States. (via)you go, girl!