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Former Italy Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (AP Photo)

Berlusconi convicted in sex-for-hire trial

MILAN (AP) — Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s flamboyant former premier, was sentenced to seven years in prison and banned from politics for life Monday for paying an underage prostitute for sex during infamous “bunga bunga” parties […]

06/24/2013

Egyptian protestor

Masked ‘Black Bloc’ a mystery in Egypt unrest

CAIRO (AP) — An unpredictable new element has entered Egypt’s wave of political unrest: a mysterious group of masked young men called the Black Bloc who present themselves as the defenders of protesters opposed to the Islamist president’s rule.

01/28/2013

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Egypt riot over soccer verdicts kills at least 27

CAIRO (AP) – Egyptian troops are deployed in the Mediterranean city of Port Said to quell a deadly riot. Security officials say a total of 27 people have been killed and some 400 wounded, many […]

01/26/2013

Egyptian court suspends work to protest Morsi move

Egyptian court suspends work to protest Morsi move

CAIRO (AP) – Egyptian state television says the country’s highest appeal court has decided to suspend its work nationwide to protest the president’s decrees giving himself nearly absolute powers. It says Wednesday’s decision was made […]

11/28/2012

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Egypt mass protests challenge Islamist president

Opponents of Egypt’s Islamist president have made a show of strength in Cairo. More than 200,000 people had flocked to Tahrir square by this evening to demand President Mohammed Morsi revoke decrees he issued last week granting him near autocratic powers.

11/27/2012

Egypt's president stands by his decrees

Egypt’s president stands by his decrees

Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi told the country’s top judges Monday that he did not infringe on their authority when he seized near absolute powers, setting the stage for a prolonged showdown on the eve of mass protests planned by both supporters and opponents of the Islamist leader.

11/26/2012

In troubled Egypt, Copts turn to beloved saint

MAR GIRGIS MONASTERY, Egypt (AP) – There was no mention of churches torched or Christians killed, but the prayer neatly written on a tiny piece of paper and placed atop an icon of St. George […]

11/18/2012

Tomb of ancient Egyptian princess unearthed | VIDEO

Czech archaeologists have unearthed the 4,500-year-old tomb of a Pharaonic princess south of Cairo, in a finding that suggests other undiscovered tombs may be in the area.

11/14/2012

Sexual harassment spikes over Egyptian holiday

CAIRO (AP) – Egypt’s president acknowledged the widespread problem of sexual harassment in his country Tuesday, ordering his interior minister to investigate a rash of assaults during a just-completed Muslim holiday. Mohammed Morsi acted after […]

10/30/2012

Egypt: No need to amend treaty with Israel

CAIRO (AP) – A spokesman for Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi said Wednesday that there is currently no need to amend the peace treaty with Israel, despite calls in Cairo to revise the 1979 accord to […]

09/26/2012

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