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Security Council Abstention Germany Hesitates as UN Authorizes Action against Libya

The United Nations Security Council voted in favor of establishing a no-fly zone over Libya and taking other action to guarantee the safety of civilians there. Germany, however, opted not to participate and abstained from Thursday's vote. Nevertheless, Western action could come quickly.
cgh -- with wire reports