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Libyan display of pique stirs tensions with foreign oil players

With businesslike former prime minister Shukri Ghanem heading National Oil Corporation and the leader's reformist son, Saif al-Islam Qadhafi, showing Libya's respectable face, the country's new partners in the West dared to expect that its policies would no longer be subject to the Quixotic whims of the man once-dubbed "Mad Dog". Alas, for the countries hoping to do business with Libya, some bad old habits seem to have returned. After an unseemly diplomatic spat with Switzerland, triggered by the latter's arrest in July 2008 of another of Qadhafi's sons, Hannibal, on allegations of mistreating two employees – charges since dropped – Qadhafi has raised the stakes, saying US and European busi

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