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Iranian admiral threatens to send ‘powerful presence’ near U.S. east coast

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran raised the prospect on Tuesday of sending military ships close to the United States’ Atlantic coast, in what would be a major escalation of tensions between the long-standing adversaries. “Like the arrogant powers that are present near our marine borders, we will also have a powerful…

Egypt’s democratic transition lags amid confusion

CAIRO — It took 18 days of democracy protests to end Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak’s 30 years in power. It may yet take at least 18 months after his overthrow to see off the generals who succeeded him. The military, in charge since Mubarak was toppled in February, has said…

Egypt’s Pres. Mubarak to return to court

CAIRO (Reuters) – Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak returns to court Monday to face charges of killing protesters, in a hearing that could decide if the head of the ruling military council will take the stand as a witness. Defense lawyers say that any testimony by Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein…

Ousted Egyptian president Mubarak arrives at court

Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak arrived on Wednesday at the Police Academy in Cairo where he is due to face trial on murder and corruption charges, an AFP reporter said. Television footage showed an ambulance driving up to the courthouse, amid intense security and a heavy army presence. State television…

Ousted Egyptian president Mubarak hospitalized

CAIRO (Reuters) – Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, 82, was admitted to hospital on Tuesday, state television reported, two days after he was summoned to take part in a probe by the public prosecutor. Mubarak, ousted on February 11 after 30 years in office, was summoned by the public prosecutor on Sunday…

Italian PM Berlusconi laughs off sex crime trial

MILAN — Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on Monday accused Italy’s judges of being out to get him and laughed off his ongoing sex crime trial as he returned to court on fraud charges in a separate trial. “The prosecutors are working against the country,” Berlusconi told reporters in the courtroom,…

Mubarak and family under house arrest in Egypt, Army says

CAIRO (Reuters) – Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his family are not allowed to leave the country, the military council to which he handed power on February 11 said on Monday. The military denied reports that Mubarak had left to Saudi Arabia, adding: “He and his family are subject to…

New bill strips president’s power to shut off Internet

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan trio of senators has introduced a new cybersecurity bill that eliminates the president’s authority to switch off the Internet. The “kill switch,” as it’s known, exists in the 1934 Telecommunications Act, which was amended in 1996. It gives the president powers to shut off all regulated…

Exclusive: Revolutionary spirit could spread, author tells Raw

Despite the unique circumstances that brought about social unrest in countries across the Middle East, the wave of revolutions could indeed continue onward, a noted author and history professor recently told Raw Story. “One never says never,” he quipped. Juan Cole, author of “Engaging the Muslim World,” who also teaches…

Berlusconi to stand trial for underage sex

ROME – Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will go on trial in April over allegations that he paid a 17-year-old girl for sex and used his status to spring her from police custody, a judge ruled Tuesday. Judge Cristina Di Censo scheduled the first hearing for April 6, in a…

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