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Egypt to announce presidential poll result on Sunday

Egypt’s electoral commission will announce the results of a presidential poll pitting Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi against ex-premier Ahmed Shafiq on Sunday, it said on Saturday. “Faruk Sultan, the head of the presidential election commission, will announce the results of the presidential election run-off on Sunday at 3:00pm (1300…

Rio: UN summit approves strategy on poverty, environment

The biggest UN summit on sustainable development in a decade approved a strategy to haul more than a billion people out poverty and cure the sickness of the biosphere. But critics branded the plan a cruel failure, saying it had been gutted of ambition by national interests. “It’s a demonstration…

U.S. warns of imminent attack in Mombasa, Kenya

The US embassy in Kenya on Saturday warned of the threat of an imminent attack on Mombasa and urged nationals to shun the country’s second city. “This is to alert all US citizens in Kenya, or planning to travel to Kenya in the near future, that the US Embassy in…

Looting in Bolivia as police strike over low pay

Looting broke out near Bolivia’s presidential palace Friday as junior members of the police force angry over low wages joined a nationwide mutiny. A crowd of some 200 officers, wearing civilian clothes and covering their faces, attacked the National Intelligence Directorate, smashing windows and pulling out furniture, documents, computers and…

Ecuador calls its UK ambassador home to discuss Assange

QUITO — Ecuador recalled its ambassador to Britain to discuss what to do about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has sought refuge in their diplomatic mission in London. “We are calling our ambassador back for consultations because this is a very serious matter,” President Rafael Correa said on Friday. Assange…

CIA allegedly ordered ‘torture cage’ at secret black site prison

A Polish official claims that prosecutors in Krakow have proof the CIA wanted a special “torture cage” to be constructed at one of its secret “black site” prisons. According to ABC News, the proof consists of a document showing that “a local contractor was asked to build a cage at…

Turkey accuses Syria of shooting down missing fighter jet

Turkey said Friday that Syria had shot down a Turkish fighter jet which was reported missing near their border over the eastern Mediterranean earlier in the day. After a joint search and rescue operation with Syria, “it has been understood that our plane has been struck down by Syria,” Prime…

Quebec students renew protests after two weeks of calm

MONTREAL — After two weeks of relative calm, tens of thousands of students were back on the streets of Quebec Friday to protest a hike in tuition fees in the eastern French-speaking Canadian province. A demonstration in Montreal drew up to 15,000 people, while another 5,000 protested in Quebec City,…

Paraguay senate impeaches leftist president in ‘rushed judgment’

ASUNCION — Fallen Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo accepted his impeachment by lawmakers Friday, but said it had dealt a blow to democracy in his South American nation. “I submit to the decision of Congress,” Lugo said just after he was impeached, adding that “the history of Paraguay and its democracy…

Germany meets Greece in financial crisis and soccer match for Euro 2012

Stranger than fiction: Germany-Greece eurocrisis invades the soccer pitch (via The Christian Science Monitor) Sport is war minus the shooting, George Orwell once said. The European Football Championships 2012, currently being held in Poland and Ukraine, have so far been a fairly peaceful affair. Only Poland against Russia was a…

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