Archive for June, 2013

Masses march in Egypt on anniversary, pushing for Morsi removal

June 30, 2013
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CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of opponents of Egypt‘s Islamist president poured onto the streets in Cairo and across much of the nation Sunday, launching an all-out push to force Mohammed Morsi from office on the one-year anniversary of his inauguration. Fears of violence were high, with Morsi’s Islamist supporters vowing to defend...
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European officials slam US over bugging report

June 30, 2013
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BERLIN (AP) — Senior European officials expressed concern Sunday at reports that U.S. intelligence agents bugged EU offices on both sides of the Atlantic, with some leftist lawmakers calling for concrete sanctions against Washington.
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Thousands of Egyptians stream into streets to demand Mursi quit

June 30, 2013
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By Shaimaa Fayed and Yasmine Saleh CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptians poured onto the streets on Sunday, swelling crowds that opposition leaders hope will number into the millions by evening and persuade Islamist President Mohamed Mursi to resign.
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Kerry pushing Israel, Palestinians to resume talks

June 30, 2013
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JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, engaged in breakneck shuttle diplomacy to coax Israel and the Palestinians back into peace talks, is flying to the West Bank on Sunday to have a third meeting in as many days with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
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Report: U.S. taps 500M German phone, Internet links in month

June 30, 2013
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BERLIN (Reuters) – The United States taps half a billion phone calls, emails and text messages in Germany in a typical month and has classed its biggest European ally as a target similar to China, according to secret U.S. documents quoted by a German newsmagazine.
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Southwest bakes in scorching heat

June 30, 2013
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DEATH VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Scorching heat blistered the Southwest on Saturday, where highs between 115 and 120 degrees were recorded for parts of Arizona, Nevada and California.
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Atheists’ monument near Ten Commandments

June 30, 2013
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STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A group of atheists unveiled a monument to their nonbelief in God on Saturday to sit alongside a granite slab that lists the Ten Commandments in front of the Bradford County courthouse.
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U.S. asked Ecuador to deny Snowden asylum, leader says

June 30, 2013
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By Brian Ellsworth QUITO (Reuters) – Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said on Saturday the United States had asked him not to grant asylum for former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden in a “cordial” telephone conversation he held with Vice President Joe Biden.
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Family: American killed in Egypt was a teacher

June 30, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The family of an American college student killed in Egypt during violent protests says their son cared passionately about the Middle East and was in the country to teach English to children and to improve his own Arabic.
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Obama tells leaders to follow Mandela’s example

June 29, 2013
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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — President Barack Obama paid personal respects Saturday to relatives of ailing anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela and encouraged leaders in Africa and around the world to follow the former South African president‘s example of country before self.
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