The U.N. Security Council has voted unanimously to impose sanctions on Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, his five adult children and top associates.
Voting after a day of discussions -- interrupted at times for consultations with home capitals -- council members agreed on
Saturday to freeze the assets of Gadhafi, his four sons and one
daughter, and to ban travel by the whole family plus 10 close
The day was consumed mainly with haggling behind closed doors
over language to refer Libya's violent crackdown on protesters to
the International Criminal Court for investigation of possible crimes against humanity.
All 15 nations on the council ultimately approved referring the case to the permanent war crimes tribunal.
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