Archive for November 6th, 2018

Egypt‘s opposition calls for release of ex-diplomat
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Egypt‘s opposition calls for release of ex-diplomat

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian opposition coalition of secular and left-leaning parties has urged authorities on Monday to immediately release a former diplomat who earlier this month called for a referendum on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi‘s government. Masoum Marzouk, a veteran of the 1973 war against Israel who served in the […]

Iran‘s ex-president tweets in defense of Serena Williams
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Iran‘s ex-president tweets in defense of Serena Williams

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Tennis star Serena Williams has received support over her recent catsuit controversy from the unlikeliest of sources — the former Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Concerns were raised this week when the French Tennis Federation‘s president said that the full-length outfit Williams wore at this year‘s French […]

Militia fighting in Libya‘s Tripoli kills 5
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Militia fighting in Libya‘s Tripoli kills 5

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libya‘s U.N.-backed government says fierce fighting between rival militias in the capital Tripoli has killed at least five people. The Health Ministry said Monday in a statement that the fighting also wounded at least 27 people. The United Nations Support Mission in Libya has voiced concerns […]

Pope‘s alleged cover-up pivots on when, if sanctions imposed
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Pope‘s alleged cover-up pivots on when, if sanctions imposed

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The archbishop of Washington on Monday “categorically denied” ever being informed that his predecessor had been sanctioned for sexual misconduct, undercutting a key element of a bombshell allegation that Pope Francis covered up clergy abuse. Cardinal Donald Wuerl issued a statement after the Vatican‘s former ambassador […]

Former Vietnamese jailer says he respected late Sen. McCain
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Former Vietnamese jailer says he respected late Sen. McCain

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Sen. John McCain‘s Vietnamese jailer said he respected his former inmate and felt sad about his death, as others in Vietnam paid their respects to the former U.S. Navy pilot who became a prisoner of war and later was instrumental in bringing the wartime foes together. […]