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Egypt to discuss financial future with IMF official

A top International Monetary Fund official will visit Egypt on Monday for talks likely to focus on the $4.8 billion loan agreement frozen last month because of political unrest in the country. The trip to Cairo by Masood Ahmed, director of the IMF’s Middle East and Central Asia department, comes…

At least 26 dead in latest round of Mexican drug violence

At least 26 people were killed in Mexico in the past 24 hours in apparent drug-related crimes, including six men shot dead whose bodies bear signs of torture, authorities said Saturday. Of the 26 deaths reported from Friday to Saturday, 16 of them took place in Chihuahua state, which shares…

Saddam’s VP releases videos backing Iraqi protesters

Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri, Saddam Hussein’s vice president and the highest-ranking member of his regime still on the run, has backed ongoing rallies in Sunni-majority areas of Iraq in an online video. The 53-minute video, posted on YouTube on Friday, shows Duri reading a prepared statement behind a desk with a…

Kosovo bars visit by Serbian president

Kosovo on Saturday barred Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic from visiting the seat of Serbia’s Orthodox Church for the Eastern Rite’s Christmas next week saying it was a response to Belgrade denying entry to officials from Pristina. “Nikolic will be able to visit Kosovo only when (he) provides reciprocity in visits…

Belgian nuclear plants approved for restart despite ‘potential cracks’

Scientific experts have greenlighted the restart of two Belgian nuclear power plants despite signs of micro-cracks in reactor vessels, the daily Le Soir said Saturday. No independent confirmation was immediately available from Belgium’s nuclear safety authority, AFCN. Le Soir, which did not identify its sources, said “experts on material resistance…

Chinese anti-corruption drive nets official with 47 mistresses

By Jonathan Kaiman, The Observer But Communist party leadership’s clean-up is only skin-deep, say analysts, as Beijing censors crack down on expression of dissenting views An anti-corruption drive in China has netted suspects that include an executive accused of cavorting with gigolos, a young woman who owns 11 apartments, a…

Saudi and Egyptian leaders call for peaceful solution in Syria

Saudi Arabia and Egypt on Saturday called for a peaceful solution to the conflict roiling Syria, but said the terms of a settlement to end the bloodshed there must be defined by the Syrian people. “A peaceful solution in Syria is necessary and it is desired by Arab countries and…

Brazilian prisoners enlist trained cat in jailbreak attempt

A cat trained by prisoners to deliver cell phones and tools to dig tunnels was caught at a jail in northeastern Brazil after sneaking in with forbidden items strapped to its body. “An agent saw the cat and went to look at it closely because something about it seemed wrong,”…

Honduras ambassador resigns after alleged embassy orgy

The Honduran ambassador to Colombia has been required to resign, his foreign ministry said Saturday, after his bodyguard reportedly held a Christmas party with prostitutes at the mission. Carlos Rodriguez Andino stepped down after Honduran Foreign Minister Arturo Corales appointed a special commission to investigate. “In order to safeguard national…

Fashion mogul Missioni’s plane disappears off Venezuela

Venezuelan emergency workers launched a sea and air search Saturday after a small plane carrying the head of Italy’s Missoni fashion family disappeared over coastal islands, officials said. The plane carrying Vittorio Missoni — 58-year-old son of the eponymous fashion label’s founder Ottavio Missoni — and his wife Maurizia Castiglioni,…

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