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Sunday, December 22, 2013
More than 240 people have left Germany to join the civil war in Syria — the largest reported number from a European country. Some officials fear the radicalized German fighters could eventually pose a security threat to Europe.
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Neo-Nazi music is a pervasive problem in Germany. Government officials say the songs aid recruitment of young people into extremist groups. But officials say banning such music to protect Germany's young people isn't as easy as it once was because musicians are increasingly sly about what they put out.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is furious about the U.S. eavesdropping on her calls. She is the latest to protest loudly to the U.S. as the EU gathers for a regular summit. The meeting should have focused on immigration and the economy, but will be sidetracked by the continued NSA spying anger.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
The Vatican announced it's removing a German bishop from office during a church investigation into his alleged lavish spending and perjury charges. The bishop met with the pope last Sunday. The accusations against the bishop, whose diocese is near Frankfurt, have shaken the German Catholic community, with many members calling for a thorough investigation into how the Church spends their money.
Sunday, September 08, 2013
Egypt's the military-backed interim president last week appointed a 50-member committee to help draft a new constitution. That committee — which includes only one of ousted President Mohammed Morsi's allies — meets for the first time Sunday in Cairo. Critics in Egypt say the new constitution is likely to be just as controversial as the previous one.
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Egyptian army attack helicopters fired missiles at suspected militants in the Sinai desert Tuesday. The military says at least eight were killed and many more wounded. The army is also moving to seal off the border with the Gaza Strip, and it's destroying smuggling tunnels that have been a major lifeline for Gaza over the past few years.
Monday, August 12, 2013
Egypt's interior minister announced he is resurrecting much-hated security agencies that stifled dissent and helped Hosni Mubarak stay in power for three decades. They were a key target of protestors who forced his ouster in early 2011 and seemed to disappear from the scene for much of what's transpired in Egypt since. But as it turns out, they never went away and this time, have a popular mandate that many Egyptians fear is making them more dangerous than ever.
Friday, August 09, 2013
The head of Egypt's armed forces who orchestrated the military coup that ousted President Morsi is revered by most Egyptians as a national hero. But many analysts there say it's doubtful Gen. Abdel Fattah el Sissi's popularity will translate into votes at the ballot box should he run for president next year.
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Two U.S. Senators — Republicans John McCain and Lindsey Graham — joined the parade of foreign envoys visiting Cairo in hopes of a peaceful solution to the ongoing political crisis in Egypt.
Friday, August 02, 2013
Growing numbers of Egyptians are turning against the generals, politicians and youth group credited with sparking the popular groundswell that led to the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi less than a month ago. Some are joining Third Square, a new movement that's emerged as a result of growing discontent.
Friday, August 02, 2013
In Cairo, supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi face a possible operation by security forces to disperse their encampments.
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Egypt's military-backed interim government has ordered security forces to break up protest camps set up in Cairo by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. The camps have already been the scene of bloody clashes, and the government order has raised fears of further violence.
Monday, July 29, 2013
In Egypt, the military-backed interim government is moving to end protests by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. This follows a weekend police attack in Cairo on those supporters — the deadliest since the political crisis began.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Protests in Egypt turned violent Saturday after authorities cracked down on supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi clashed with authorities in one of the country's deadliest days in years. Though each side tells a different version of what caused the violence, analysts say it signals a change in how the military will handle the Muslim Brotherhood.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
In high-tech Estonia, home of Skype, one group is using the Internet for a different kind of venture: the Bank of Happiness, an online market for good deeds. The concept is that people do nice things for each other, just because — no payments or products are involved. The bank has more than 500 ads.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
In Egypt, religious minorities are embracing the ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. Attacks on Coptic Christians and Shiite Muslims escalated during his year in office. But the military, which installed the interim government, has had a checkered reputation of its own, killing and imprisoning minorities during past rule.
Monday, July 08, 2013
In Egypt, dozens of people were killed in a clash between protesters and security forces Monday morning. The Muslim Brotherhood says government forces fired on them. The military says the headquarters was stormed by protesters.
Thursday, July 04, 2013
In the hours after the military overthrew the nation's first democratically elected civilian president, millions took to the streets to celebrate. The ouster ended a showdown in which the military warned the president to compromise with protesters — or else. The constitution has been suspended, and the military says an interim government will rule until new elections can be called.
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
We have the latest from Egypt, where the military ousted President Mohamed Morsi and suspended the country's constitution.