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Megrahi says his Lockerbie role exaggerated

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, the man convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing that killed 270 people, said his role in the attack had been exaggerated and the truth about what really happened would emerge soon. Al-Megrahi, released from a Scottish prison two years ago because he was suffering…

Ex-minister claims Gaddafi personally ordered Lockerbie bombing

A Swedish newspaper has quoted one of Libya’s former ministers as saying he had proof that leader Muammar Gaddafi ordered the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, which exploded over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in 1988. “I have evidence that Gaddafi ordered the Lockerbie attack,” former Libyan justice minister…

Blog calls for men to wear kilts, sans underpants, to protest TSA screenings

You want to feel up my junk, mister air security worker? Let me help you with that. That’s the basic idea behind a clever twist to the “National Opt-Out Day” campaign, which seeks to backlog the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) with as many forced frisks as possible on Nov. 24.…

Greenpeace blocks Greenland drilling

Greenpeace activists block Scottish firm from drilling off Greenland Greenpeace forced a Scottish company to stop drilling off Greenland on Tuesday by having four activists climb onto an oil rig. The activists, having breached a 1,650-feet (500-meter) security perimeter around the Stena Don rig off western Greenland, climbed up the…

US senators hunt possible BP role over Lockerbie

US senators doggedly investigating the Lockerbie bomber’s release one year ago hope an ever-wider dragnet will reveal whether embattled oil giant BP improperly shaped the widely condemned decision. Frustrated by what they have condemned as “stonewalling” by BP and the British and Scottish governments, the lawmakers have even appealed to…

Cancer specialists who treated Lockerbie bomber weren’t consulted on his release

Four British cancer specialists who were closely involved in the Lockerbie bomber’s treatment have said they were not consulted before his release, a report said Sunday. One of the experts said he was “surprised” that his advice was not sought before Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi was freed in August last…

US senators call on BP to freeze projects in Libya

WASHINGTON — A group of US senators called Wednesday on BP to freeze projects in Libya until claims that the British firm pushed for the release of the Lockerbie bomber can be investigated. On Tuesday, the four senators called for an inquiry into allegations that BP lobbied the British government…

Senators: Did BP help secure Lockerbie bomber’s freedom?

US senators urged US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday to investigate whether oil giant BP pressed Britain to free the Lockerbie bomber to protect a lucrative deal with Libya. “Evidence in the Deepwater Horizon disaster seems to suggest that BP would put profit ahead of people,” said Democratic…

BBC probe casts doubt on Lockerbie evidence

LONDON — A BBC investigation has cast doubt on key evidence in the case against the Libyan convicted of blowing up a US jet over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in 1988, the broadcaster said Wednesday. A tiny fragment of the timer allegedly used to blow up Pan Am flight…

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