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“Europe is more worried about oil than Libyan lives”: ABC leads on its front page with remarks delivered by the leader of the Libyan uprising, Abdel Mustafa Khalil, in an exclusive interview with the Madrid daily from Al-Baida, 200 km east of Benghazi, the centre of the revolt. Former Minister of Justice under President Muammar Gaddafi turned head of Libya's National Council (the provisional government of the insurgency), Khalil accuses the international community and Europe of ignoring Libya and asks the international community to “close the airspace over Libya” and to “stop the bombing – nothing more.” The man the ABC describes as the regime’s “most wanted rebel” – Gaddafi has offered nearly 300,000 euros for his head – also claims that if the international community fails to put pressure on him, Gaddafi “will destroy the country.”