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  • Russian Official: Snowden Accepts Venezuelan Offer Of Asylum

    Russian Official: Snowden Accepts Venezuelan Offer Of Asylum

    MOSCOW — The head of the Russian parliament’s foreign affairs committee says Edward Snowden has accepted Venezuela’s offer of political asylum.
    Alexei Pushkov made the statement on his Twitter account Tuesday. The Tweet waspromptly deleted.
    The message did not clarify how he […]

  • Syria's President Bashar al-Assad heads the plenary meeting of the central committee of the ruling al-Baath party, in Damascus in this handout photograph distributed by Syria's national news agency SANA on July 8, 2013.
Credit: Reuters/SANA/Handout via Reuters

    Analysis: Confident Assad sees Syria tide turning

    BEIRUT – The road to Bashar al-Assad’s palace on the edge of Damascus has four checkpoints manned by Republican Guards and plain-clothed police which guests must pass before they reach the main gate.
    Inside the People’s Palace, in the hills overlooking […]

  • he remains of a burnt train are seen in Lac Megantic, July 8, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

    Insight: How A Train Ran Away And Devastated A Canadian Town

    CHICAGO/LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec – The short length of track, nestled in a dark pine and birch forest in Quebec, is a regular overnight stop for freight trains hauling crude oil and other raw materials across North America.
    Normally, before retiring for the […]

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  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel (3rdL) listens to a presentation of a magnetic tracking system at the newly opened Life Science Campus at Greifswald University in the northern city of Greifswald, July 5, 2013. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

    Germany Defends ‘Strictly Legal’ Cooperation With NSA

    BERLIN – Angela Merkel’s government said on Monday that its cooperation with American intelligence was fully regulated by strict legal guidelines after a magazine reported that the U.S. National Security Agency was in close cahoots with German spies.
    Germany’s opposition, with […]

  • At least 51 killed in Egypt, Islamist call for uprising

    At least 51 killed in Egypt, Islamist call for uprising

    CAIRO – At least 51 people were killed on Monday when the Egyptian army opened fire on supporters of ousted president Mohamed Mursi, in the deadliest incident since the elected Islamist leader was toppled by the military five days ago.
    Protesters […]

  • Battles Intensify In Syria’s Strategic City Of Homs

    Battles Intensify In Syria’s Strategic City Of Homs

    BEIRUT – Syrian troops fought with rebels in Homs on Monday in a battle seen as crucial to the government’s attempts to drive a wedge between opposition-held areas and establish links between the capital and President Bashar al-Assad’s coastal strongholds.
    Assad’s […]

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  • Egyptian PM Deadlock Drags On As Hundreds Of Thousands Protest

    Egyptian PM Deadlock Drags On As Hundreds Of Thousands Protest

    CAIRO  – Deadlock over Egypt’s interim prime minister entered a third day on Monday after the Islamist Nour Party rejected candidates for interim prime minister, prolonging the impasse amid huge protests that turned violent and killed more than 35.

    Egypt’s military, […]

  • U.S. fugitive Snowden Offered Asylum In Venezuela

    U.S. fugitive Snowden Offered Asylum In Venezuela

    CARACAS  – Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro offered asylum to former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden in defiance of Washington, which is demanding his arrest for divulging details of secret U.S. spy programs.
    Snowden, 30, is believed to be holed up in the […]

  • Egypt counts dead after Islamist violence protest

    Egypt counts dead after Islamist violence protest

    CAIRO  – Egypt counted its dead on Saturday after Islamists enraged by the overthrow of President Mohamed Mursi took to the streets in an explosion of violence against what they denounced as a military coup.
    At least 30 people died and […]

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  • Snowden Offered Asylum By Venezuela, President Nicolás Maduro

    Snowden Offered Asylum By Venezuela, President Nicolás Maduro

    CARACAS, July 5 (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro offered asylum to former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden on Friday in defiance of Washington, which is demanding his arrest for divulging details of a secret spy program.
    “In the name of […]

  • Protesters, who are against former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, demonstrate near pro-Mursi supporters, near Tahrir Square in Cairo July 5, 2013. Islamist allies of ousted president Mursi called on people to protest on Friday to express outrage at his overthrow by the army and to reject a planned interim government backed by their liberal opponents.  REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih (EGYPT  - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

    At Least 24 Dead As Islamist Protest Hit Cities Across Egypt

    CAIRO – At least 24 people died across Egypt on Friday as Islamists opposed to the overthrow of President Mohamed Mursi took to the streets to vent their fury at what they say was a military coup.

    Fierce clashes in the […]

  • At Least Three Dead As Forces Fire On Pro-Mursi Protester In Cairo

    At Least Three Dead As Forces Fire On Pro-Mursi Protester In Cairo

    CAIRO  – Security forces shot dead at least three supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi on Friday as a crowd of hundreds tried to march towards the military barracks in Cairo where he is being held by the military […]

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  • An employee distributes newspapers, with a photograph (L) of former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden seen on a page, at an underground walkway in central Moscow July 2, 2013.
Credit: Reuters/Maxim Shemetov

    Russia increasingly impatient over Snowden’s airport stay

    MOSCOW- Edward Snowden should find another country to seek refuge in, a Russian official said on Thursday, signaling Moscow’s growing impatience over the former U.S. spy agency contractor’s stay at a Moscow airport.
    Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Russia had received no […]

  • Interim President Sworn In As Egypt Orders The Arrest Of Muslin Brotherhood’s Leader

    Interim President Sworn In As Egypt Orders The Arrest Of Muslin Brotherhood’s Leader

    CAIRO  – Egypt’s prosecutor ordered the arrest of the Muslim Brotherhood’s leader on Thursday, widening a crackdown against the Islamist movement after the army ousted the country’s first democratically elected president.
    But Egypt’s new interim leader, Adli Mansour, used his inauguration […]

  • President Barack Obama meets with members of his national security team to discuss the situation in Egypt, in the Situation Room of the White House, July 3, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

    President Barack Obama releases statement on Egypt

    President Barack Obama meets with members of his national security team to discuss the situation in Egypt, in the Situation Room of the White House, July 3, 2013.
    As I have said since the Egyptian Revolution, the United States supports a […]

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  • U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) chat during at the Chralottenburg Castle in Berlin June 19, 2013.
Credit: Reuters/Michael Sohn/Pool

    Obama, Merkel agree to high-level talks on U.S. surveillance program

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama sought to allay concerns from German Chancellor Angela Merkel about reported U.S. spying on European allies on Wednesday, and they agreed to hold a high-level meeting on the subject in coming days.
    The European Union has […]

  • Adly Mansour, Chief Justice Of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court, Named Interim President

    Adly Mansour, Chief Justice Of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court, Named Interim President

     
    Egypt Independent is reporting that Adly Mansour has been named interim president of Egypt following the military ousting Mohammed Morsi.
    Morsi appointed Mansour as chief justice back in May, Daily News Egypt reported at the time, although he only started the job […]

  • Coup: Egypt Army Topples, Now Ex President Mursi

    Coup: Egypt Army Topples, Now Ex President Mursi

    CAIRO – Egypt’s armed forces overthrew Islamist President Mohamed Mursi on Wednesday, sparking wild rejoicing in the streets at the prospect of new elections as a range of political leaders backed a new political transition.
    Mursi was sequestered in a Republican […]

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  • Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi Out As Military Presents Roadmap

    Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi Out As Military Presents Roadmap

     
     
    The Egyptian military has announced the removal of Mohammed Morsi as president, presenting a roadmap for reconciliation in the country.
    In a televised statement on Wednesday, Egyptian military chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced that the plan calls for the temporary suspension of the constitution […]

  • Egyptian Republican Guard soldiers stand guard during an anti-government demonstration at Egypt's Presidential Palace as part of the 'Tamarod' campaign on June 30, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt.

    Egyptian Military Tightens Grip As Morsi Deadline Passes

    CAIRO — Egypt’s military moved to tighten its control of key institutions Wednesday, putting officers in the newsroom of state TV, in preparation for an almost certain push to remove President Mohammed Morsi with the expiration of an afternoon deadline.
    Just […]

  • Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi & Army Chiefs Say They Are Ready To Die In ‘Final Hours’ Showdown

    Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi & Army Chiefs Say They Are Ready To Die In ‘Final Hours’ Showdown

    CAIRO  – Egypt’s army commander and Islamist President Mohamed Mursi each pledged to die for his cause as a deadline loomed on Wednesday that will trigger a military takeover backed by protesters.
    Military chiefs, vowing to restore order in a country racked […]

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  • U.S. Drone Strike In Pakistan Kills 16 Militants In North Waziristan

    U.S. Drone Strike In Pakistan Kills 16 Militants In North Waziristan

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Unmanned U.S. aircraft fired four missiles at a house in northwest Pakistan before dawn Wednesday, killing 16 suspected militants, Pakistani intelligence officials said. The drone strike elicited a swift condemnation by the Pakistani government, which released a statement […]

  • Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi Defies Military’s Ultimatum

    Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi Defies Military’s Ultimatum

     

    CAIRO — His fate hanging in the balance, embattled President Mohammed Morsi vowed not to resign Tuesday, hours before a deadline to yield to the demands of millions of protesters or see the military suspend the constitution, disband parliament and […]

  • Fugitive Snowden’s Asylum Options Narrow

    Fugitive Snowden’s Asylum Options Narrow

    MOSCOW  – Countries in Latin America, Asia and Europe spurned asylum requests by Edward Snowden on Tuesday, despite a call by Venezuela for the world to protect the former U.S. spy agency contractor wanted by Washington for espionage.
    Snowden, who revealed secret […]

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  • Opponent of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi hold a large Egyptian national flag during a protest outside the presidential palace, in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Egypt was on edge Tuesday following a "last-chance" ultimatum the military issued to Mohammed Morsi, giving the president and the opposition 48 hours to resolve the crisis in the country or have the army step in with its own plan. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Egypt Protests: U.S. Wades Into Turmoil

     
    WASHINGTON — Fearing a political-military implosion that could throw its most important Arab ally into chaos, the Obama administration has abandoned its hands-off approach, delivering pointed warnings to the three main players in the crisis: Muslim Brotherhood President Mohammed Morsi, […]

  • Brazil Rejects Edward Snowden Asylum Request

    Brazil Rejects Edward Snowden Asylum Request

    BRASILIA, July 2 (Reuters) – Brazil will not grant asylum to former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday, adding that it will leave the request unanswered.
    The rejection makes Brazil the latest in a […]

  • Supporters of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi wave national flags and his posters during a rally in Nasser City, in Cairo, Egypt, late Monday, July 1, 2013. Egypt's powerful military warned on Monday it will intervene if the Islamist president doesn't 'meet the people's demands,' giving him and his opponents two days to reach an agreement in what it called a last chance. Hundreds of thousands of protesters massed for a second day calling on Mohammed Morsi to step down. (AP Photo/ Amr Nabil)

    Tick Tick Tick ! Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi Rejects Military’s Ultimatum

    CAIRO, July 2 (Reuters) – President Mohamed Morsi rebuffed an army ultimatum to force a resolution to Egypt’s political crisis, saying on Tuesday that he had not been consulted and would pursue his own plans for national reconciliation.
    But the Islamist […]

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  • NSA whistleblower withdraws asylum request after Putin says he could stay only if he stopped harming US interests

    Snowden Withdraws Asylum Request To Russian

    NSA whistleblower withdraws asylum request after Putin says he could stay only if he stopped harming US interests
    Edward Snowden has withdrawn his request for political asylum from Russia, the Kremlin said on Tuesday, further adding to the uncertainty over the US whistleblower’s […]

  • Snowden Asks Numerous Countries For Asylum

    Snowden Asks Numerous Countries For Asylum

    LONDON/MOSCOW – Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden broke his silence on Monday for the first time since fleeing to Moscow over a week ago, blasting the Obama administration and saying he remained free to make new disclosures about […]

  • Edward Snowden threatens new leaks

    Edward Snowden threatens new leaks

    LONDON/MOSCOW  – Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden broke his silence on Monday for the first time since fleeing to Moscow over a week ago, blasting the Obama administration and saying he remains free to make new disclosures about […]

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  • Snowden Asks For Political Asylum In Russia

    Snowden Asks For Political Asylum In Russia

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Interfax news agency says a Russian consular official has confirmed that National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden asked for political asylum in Russia.
    Interfax cited Kim Shevchenko, the duty officer at the Russian Foreign Ministry’s consular office […]

  • Egypt army gives Mursi 48 hours to share power

    Egypt army gives Mursi 48 hours to share power

    CAIRO – Egypt’s powerful armed forces gave Islamist President Mohamed Mursi a virtual ultimatum on Monday to share power, urging the nation’s feuding politicians to agree on an inclusive roadmap for the country’s future within 48 hours.
    A dramatic military statement […]

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during an interview with German public broadcaster ARD at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, April 2, 2013.
Credit: Reuters/Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Pool

    Putin says Snowden should stop harming ‘our American partners’

    MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Russia would not hand former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden over to the United States but that if Snowden wants to stay in Russia he “must stop his work aimed at harming our […]

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  • People enter an unemployment registry office in Mataro near Barcelona June 4, 2013. REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino

    Euro zone joblessness at record high in May, June inflation up

     
    BRUSSELS  – Euro zone unemployment was at a record high in May, but consumer prices rose in June for a second month in a row and staved off the threat of deflation in the bloc’s sickly economy.
    Consumer price inflation in […]

  • VIDEO: Demonstrators clash with police

    VIDEO: Demonstrators clash with police

    Violent clashes erupt during anti-government demonstrations in Brazil. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

  • Protesters opposing Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans against him and Brotherhood members during a protest at Tahrir Square in Cairo June 30, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

    Millions flood Egypt’s streets to demand Mursi quit

    CAIRO – Millions of Egyptians flooded into the streets on the first anniversary of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi’s inauguration on Sunday to demand that he resign in the biggest challenge so far to rule by his Muslim Brotherhood.
    Waving national flags and […]

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  • Egyptian protesters chant slogans and hold anti-Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi posters during a rally in Tahrir Square, the focal point of Egyptian uprising, in Cairo Sunday, June 30, 2013. (AP Photo/ Amr Nabil)

    Egypt: Protesters Gather Nationwide To Demand Morsi’s Ouster

     
    CAIRO — 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 […]

  • A kite flies near antennas of Former National Security Agency (NSA) listening station at the Teufelsberg hill (German for Devil's Mountain) in Berlin, June 30, 2013. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

    EU confronts U.S. over reports it spies on European allies

    BRUSSELS/BERLIN  – The European Union has demanded that the United States explain a report in a German magazine that Washington is spying on the group, using strong language to confront its closest trading partner over its alleged surveillance activities.

    EU High […]

  • U.S. President Barack Obama and South African President Jacob Zuma, not pictured, address a press conference following their meeting at Union Building in Pretoria, South Africa, Saturday June 29, 2013.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    Obama South Africa Trip: President Tells Leaders To Follow Nelson Mandela’s Example

    JOHANNESBURG — Paying tribute to his personal hero, President Barack Obama met privately Saturday with Nelson Mandela’s family as the world anxiously awaited news on the condition of the ailing 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader.
    Obama, who has spoken movingly about Mandela throughout […]

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