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In Egypt bloodshed, dozens of Morsi backers killed

July 28, 2013 8:29 AM0 comments
In Egypt bloodshed, dozens of Morsi backers killed

CAIRO — Security forces and armed men clashed with supporters of Egypt’s ousted president early Saturday, killing at least 65 people in mayhem that underscored an increasingly heavy hand against protests demanding Mohammed Morsi’s return to office. In chaotic scenes, pools of blood stained the floor and bodies were lined […]

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Snowden’s remaining docs unlikely to tie US hands

July 26, 2013 3:53 PM0 comments
Snowden’s remaining docs unlikely to tie US hands

WASHINGTON — It’s the stuff of spy novels: The hunted-down protagonist wins in the end because he’s got damaging documents squirreled away, a bargaining chip against the bureaucrats who want to silence him. If National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden thinks he’s living in such a thriller, legal experts say […]

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Al-Qaida claims deadly prison raids in Iraq

July 23, 2013 9:28 AM0 comments
Al-Qaida claims deadly prison raids in Iraq

BAGHDAD — Al-Qaida’s branch in Iraq claimed responsibility Tuesday for audacious raids on two high-security prisons on the outskirts of Baghdad this week that killed dozens and set free hundreds of inmates, including some of its followers. The statement issued in the name of the Islamic State of Iraq and […]

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Obama weighs canceling Moscow talks with Putin

July 19, 2013 7:38 AM0 comments
Obama weighs canceling Moscow talks with Putin

WASHINGTON — The White House is considering canceling a summit between President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, a move that would further aggravate the already tense relationship between the two leaders. The White House is dangling that option over the Russians as Moscow considers a temporary […]

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House Speaker rejects Olympic boycott over Snowden

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House Speaker rejects Olympic boycott over Snowden

WASHINGTON — The leader of the House of Representatives on Wednesday soundly rejected suggestions that the United States boycott the Winter Olympics in Sochi if Russia grants asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. “Why would we want to punish U.S. athletes who’ve been training for three years to […]

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In Egypt’s Sinai, militants intensify attacks

July 14, 2013 2:56 PM0 comments
In Egypt’s Sinai, militants intensify attacks

CAIRO — Military attack helicopters rattle over the impoverished desert towns of northern Sinai and the sound of gunfire erupts nightly, raising fears among residents of a looming confrontation between Egypt’s military and Islamic militants who have intensified attacks since the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi. Militant groups have grown […]

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Russia: no asylum application from Snowden

July 13, 2013 9:43 AM0 comments
Russia: no asylum application from Snowden

MOSCOW — Russian immigration officials said Saturday they have not received an application from Edward Snowden, the U.S. National Security Agency leaker who wants to get asylum in Russia. Snowden came to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo international airport on June 23 from Hong Kong, apparently intending to board a flight to Cuba. […]

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Spread of DNA databases sparks ethical concerns

July 12, 2013 7:20 AM0 comments
Spread of DNA databases sparks ethical concerns

LONDON — You can ditch your computer and leave your cellphone at home, but you can’t escape your DNA. It belongs uniquely to you — and, increasingly, to the authorities. Countries around the world are collecting genetic material from millions of citizens in the name of fighting crime and terrorism […]

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Snowden wants Russia asylum, lawmaker says

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Snowden wants Russia asylum, lawmaker says

MOSCOW — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden wants asylum in Russia and is willing to stop sharing information as a trade-off for such a deal, according to a parliament member who was among a dozen activists and officials to meet with him Friday. Snowden appeared nervous, but in apparently […]

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Demonstrators blockade city hall in north Greece

July 11, 2013 11:34 AM0 comments
Demonstrators blockade city hall in north Greece

THESSALONIKI, Greece — Protesting municipal workers blockaded the entrance of city hall in Greece’s second largest city Thursday, amid mounting anger against new austerity cuts that will affect thousands of public sector workers. The protesters unfurled a large banner reading “occupied” over the entrance of the building in Thessaloniki. City […]

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