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Germany Froze $6 Billion of Libyan State Funds, Spiegel Says

April 16 (Bloomberg) -- The German government froze $6 billion of Libyan state funds over the last few weeks, Der Spiegel reported today on its website, citing a memo written by Economy Minister Rainer Bruederle.

Bruederle wants Libyan government money seized from accounts across Europe to be transferred to the United Nations, the report said.

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