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Egypt crisis stirs wide debate on democracy's hold

Posted: 07/09/2013 - As Egypt's political crisis tumbled toward its first night of major bloodshed last week, the country's army chief was pulled away for a phone call. It was one he couldn't easily ignore.

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Confusion on Snowden acceptance of Venezuela offer

Posted: 07/09/2013 - It was not possible to immediately reach Alexei Pushkov, the head of the Russian parliament's foreign affairs committee who has acted as an unofficial point-man for the Kremlin on the Snowden affair.

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Focus on earlier blaze in Quebec train derailment

Posted: 07/09/2013 - Investigators searching for the cause of a fiery oil train derailment that wiped out a small town's center and killed at least 13 people zeroed in on an earlier blaze on that same train.

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Canada-Oil Train Derailment

Posted: 07/06/2013 - A train carrying crude oil has derailed in a Quebec town, sparking several explosions and forcing the evacuation of up to 1,000 people.

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Egypt: Interim president meets with army chief

Posted: 07/06/2013 - Officials say Egypt's interim president has held talks with the army chief and interior minister following overnight clashes across the country that killed at least 30 people.

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Egypt troops open fire on pro-Morsi protesters

Posted: 07/05/2013 - The shooting came when hundreds of Morsi supporters marched on the Guard building, where Morsi was staying at the time of his ouster, before being taken into military custody in an unknown location.

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Pope Francis clears John Paul II for sainthood

Posted: 07/05/2013 - Pope Francis on Friday cleared Pope John Paul II for sainthood, approving a miracle attributed to his intercession and setting up a remarkable dual canonization along with another beloved pope, John XXIII.

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Relatives search for Bangladesh missing

Posted: 07/05/2013 - The deadliest disaster in the history of the garment industry killed 1,129 people, but hundreds more are still missing almost three months after the factory building in Bangladesh collapsed.

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Obama treads cautiously on Egypt leader's ouster

Posted: 07/04/2013 - He notably stopped short of labeling Morsi's ouster a coup, leaving himself some wiggle room to navigate a U.S. law that says the government must suspend foreign aid

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Egypt: Interim president sworn in amid crackdown

Posted: 07/04/2013 - A senior judge was sworn in as Egypt's interim president Thursday to replace ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi as the military launched a major crackdown against the Muslim Brotherhood.

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On tape, Murdoch slams police investigation

Posted: 07/04/2013 - Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has been recorded saying wrongdoing by his British newspapers was "next to nothing" and apparently acknowledging that his reporters paid police officers for information.

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Egypt military's deadline for President Morsi passes

Posted: 07/03/2013 - Egypt's military moved to tighten its control on key institutions Wednesday, even putting officers in the newsroom of state TV, in preparation for an almost certain push to remove the country's Islamist president.

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Chechen rebel calls for attacks on Sochi Games

Posted: 07/03/2013 - Doku Umarov, a widely known Chechen rebel leader, urged his fighters to "do their utmost to derail" the games, which he described as "satanic dances on the bones of our ancestors."

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Belgian king to abdicate in favor of crown prince

Posted: 07/03/2013 - Frail at 79, King Albert will be handing over the throne to his son Philippe, who is 53. Albert says his "age and health" no longer allow him to carry out his functions as he would want to.

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Pentagon: Hagel calls Egyptian defense minister

Posted: 07/03/2013 - The Pentagon says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has spoken to the Egyptian defense minister twice in the past week, including a call he made to Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Tuesday.

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Bomb kills 7 in Iraqi capital; 3 workers slain

Posted: 07/03/2013 - Officials say a roadside bomb has killed at least seven people in a Baghdad suburb while the bodies of three construction workers were found elsewhere in the Iraqi capital.

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What's a little spying among friends?

Posted: 07/02/2013 - President Barack Obama had a simple answer to European outrage over new allegations that the U.S. spies on its allies: The Europeans do it too.

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Obama calls embattled Egyptian President Morsi

Posted: 07/02/2013 - President Barack Obama is encouraging embattled Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi (MOHR'-see) to respond to concerns being voiced by throngs of protesters seeking his removal from office.

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Egypt: Court ruling compounds Morsi's woes

Posted: 07/02/2013 - An Egyptian court says besieged President Mohammed Morsi must reinstate an attorney general fired last year in another blow to his authority.

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South Africa: Apartheid-era leader falls ill

Posted: 07/02/2013 - A Cape Town-based foundation named after 77-year-old de Klerk said the former president felt dizzy after returning home on Sunday from a trip to Europe, and consulted his specialist on Monday.

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Report: Snowden has asked for asylum in Russia

Posted: 07/01/2013 - The Interfax news agency says a Russian consular official has confirmed that National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden asked for political asylum in Russia.

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Egypt: Protesters storm Muslim Brotherhood's HQ

Posted: 07/01/2013 - Footage on local TV networks showed smashed windows and smoke billowing out of the building. One protester was seen removing the Muslim Brotherhood sign from the building's front wall.

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Kerry shifts focus from Mideast to Asia

Posted: 07/01/2013 - The tiny sultanate in the South China Sea, where he is attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Regional Forum, is the last stop on Kerry's two-week tour of seven countries in Asia and the Middle East.

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