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Entries by Kavitha A. Davidson from 07/2013

John Kerry Presses North Korea On Nuclear Disarmament, Insists China Committed To Ally's Denuclearization

Posted 07.01.2013 | World

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stepped up pressure Monday on North Korea to give up its atomic weapons program, say...

Francois Hollande Pledges To Legalize Voluntary Euthanasia In France

Posted 07.01.2013 | World

By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor PARIS, July 1 (Reuters) - President Francois Hollande reaffirmed his aim to legalise voluntary euthan...

Triple Attacks In Iraq Kill 25, Including Anti-Al Qaeda Forces In Baghdad

Posted 07.01.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — Three attacks north of Baghdad Monday killed 25 people, including members of a Sunni militia that fights al-Qaida, officials said, in ...

Ireland Votes To Back Abortion Bill In Life-Threatening Cases, Clearing First Test Before Next Week's Final Vote

Posted 07.02.2013 | World

DUBLIN — Ireland appeared on course to legalize abortion in limited circumstances as lawmakers voted Tuesday to support a bill that would permit...

Brazil Protests Reach Tenuous Truce With Dilma Rousseff As Demonstrators Seek Dialogue With Government

Posted 07.02.2013 | World

SAO PAULO — Cristiano Gulias took a deep drag from his mini-cigar and did the unthinkable – he started a political discussion in a coffee ...

Dalila Strengthens To Hurricane Off Mexican Coast

Posted 07.02.2013 | World

MIAMI — Hurricane Dalila (dah-LY-lah) continues to move slowly away from Mexico's Pacific coast and is expected to weaken again. The storm Tues...

Canada Arrests 2 Terror Plot Suspects Attempting To Leave Suspicious Package At British Columbia Legislature

Posted 07.02.2013 | World

SURREY, British Columbia — Police in Canada have arrested and charged a man and woman with terrorism for attempting to leave pressure cooker bom...

Egypt Protests: At Least 7 Dead In Cairo Clashes, Officials Say

Posted 07.02.2013 | World

CAIRO -- Security and hospital officials say seven people have been killed in clashes between supporters and opponents of Egypt's Islamist president i...

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

Posted 07.03.2013 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Unmanned U.S. aircraft fired four missiles at a house in northwest Pakistan before dawn Wednesday, killing 16 suspected mil...

Egyptian Military Tightens Grip As Morsi Deadline Passes

Posted 07.03.2013 | World

CAIRO -- Egypt's military moved to tighten its control on key institutions Wednesday, even putting officers in the newsroom of state TV, in preparatio...

Taksim Square Redevelopment Canceled After Ruling By Turkish Court

Posted 07.03.2013 | World

By Ayla Jean Yackley July 3 (Reuters) - A Turkish court has cancelled an Istanbul building project backed by Prime Minister Tayyip Erd...

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

Posted 07.03.2013 | World

Egypt Independent is reporting that Adly Mansour has been named interim president of Egypt following the military ousting Mohammed Morsi. Supreme C...

U.S. Orders Diplomats To Leave Egypt In Anticipation Of Political Violence After Morsi's Ouster

Posted 07.03.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- A U.S. official says the State Department is ordering nonessential U.S. diplomats and the families of all American Embassy personnel to ...

Muslim Brotherhood Head, Deputy Chief Arrested, Egyptian Officials Say

Posted 07.03.2013 | World

CAIRO -- A security official says the head of the Muslim Brotherhood political party and the Brotherhood's deputy chief have been arrested. The secur...

Egypt 'Coup'? Why The Language Surrounding The Overthrow Of Morsi Matters

Posted 07.03.2013 | World

-- Was the overthrow of Egypt's Islamist government on Wednesday a coup? Much hangs on the exact words used to describe what happened....

Syrian Troops Advance Into Homs' Rebel-Held Areas

Posted 07.06.2013 | World

BEIRUT — A former Syrian political prisoner with close links to Saudi Arabia was picked Saturday to lead Syria's main Western-backed opposition ...

Train Carrying Crude Oil Derails In Quebec, Explosions Force Evacuation Of At Least 1,000 People In Lac Megantic

Posted 07.06.2013 | World

LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec — Fires continued burning late Saturday nearly 24 hours after a runaway train carrying crude oil derailed in eastern Quebec...

Erick Strengthens To Hurricane Off Mexico's Pacific Coast

Posted 07.06.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY — Erick strengthened to a hurricane off of southern Mexico Saturday, threatening to dump heavy rain as it skirts the country's Pacif...

Police Disperse Taksim Square Protesters With Tear Gas After Governor Warns Demonstrations Are Illegal

Posted 07.06.2013 | World

ISTANBUL — Turkish police fired volleys of tear gas at protesters who tried to enter a cordoned-off park near Istanbul's landmark Taksim Square ...

Mohamed ElBaradei Named Egypt's Interim PM, Will Be Sworn In Saturday Evening

Posted 07.06.2013 | World

CAIRO -- Egypt's new president moved to assert his authority Saturday by naming a chief rival of ousted leader Mohammed Morsi as interim prime ministe...

San Fermin 2013: Bull-Running Festival Begins In Pamplona, Spain (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.06.2013 | World

PAMPLONA, Spain — The start of the annual San Fermin bull-running festival was delayed briefly on Saturday by masked men who unfurled a huge Bas...

Roberto Pannunzi, Fugitive Italian Cocaine Boss, Captured In Bogota, Colombia

Posted 07.06.2013 | World

ROME — A fugitive Italian mobster, who allegedly arranged major shipments of South American cocaine to Europe each month and was one of the worl...

Mohamed ElBaradei Not Named Egypt's PM, Office Of Interim President Adly Mansour Says

Posted 07.06.2013 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's new president moved to assert his authority and regain control of the streets Saturday even as his Islamist opponents declared h...

Prince Charles' Letters To Government Ministers To Remain Undisclosed To Public, British Court Rules

Posted 07.09.2013 | World

LONDON -- Britain's High Court says it has upheld a decision that prevents the disclosure of letters sent by Prince Charles to senior government minis...

Costa Concordia Trial Begins, Captain Francesco Schettino Faces Multiple Manslaughter Charges

Posted 07.09.2013 | World

GROSSETO, Italy — The crippled Costa Concordia lies on its side off the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, a stubborn reminder of the 2012 shipwreck ...