Saturday, June 29, 2013

World News Briefs -- June 29, 2013

In Egypt, Clashes Rage On Between Morsy's Supporters, Foes -- CNN

Cairo (CNN) -- Supporters of Egypt's embattled president turned out at a protest venue in the Cairo neighborhood Nasr City again Saturday. They have said that they plan to demonstrate on Mohamed Morsy's behalf indefinitely.

His opponents are planning massive countrywide demonstrations on Sunday, the one year anniversary of his presidency, to call for his ouster.

Clashes between the two sides in the port city of Alexandria raged on until early Saturday, state media reported.

The violence between the two sides left behind casualties.

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Syrian army, backed by jets, launch Homs assault. Syrian fighter jets hit central city of Homs.

Syria rebels seize key Deraa army post.

Lebanese army threatens media that depict Hezbollah in Sidon battle.

Bombs hit Iraq funeral and football stadium, killing 22.

Iran's Rouhani hints will balance hardline, reformist demands.

Jordanians 'suspicious' about US military deployment.

Kurdish mourners blast Turkish government after shootings.

Kerry steps up shuttle talks with Abbas and Netanyahu.

Iraq Premier Maliki to visit Moscow soon.


North Korea to discuss nuclear talks in Moscow - report.

Eight soldiers killed by roadside bomb in south Thailand.

Britain's Cameron in Afghanistan to push for peace talks.

Afghan army may need NATO support until 2020, U.K. official says.

UK forces begin transfer of Afghan detainees.

'Terrorists' attack police station in restive Chinese province.

Rudd comeback gives Australia's ruling Labor party a popularity boost.

America’s Pacific force structure takes shape.


Obama meets Mandela's family in South Africa. Barack Obama to visit Mandela family in South Africa tour. Obamas to meet Mandela family, not visit hospital.

Mandela family feud over where he should be buried.

Mandela's passing and the looming threat of a race war against South Africa's whites. As a widow mourns the latest murdered Afrikaner farmer, a chilling dispatch from a nation holding its breath.

Egypt prepares for worst ahead of Sunday protest.

US warns against Egypt travel after deadly clashes.

Nigeria cattle feud: Villagers killed in Plateau state.

Five dead in Somali port city as leadership dispute rages.

Senegal President asks Obama for more help against Islamists.

Court in Guinea charges notorious military commander Claude Pivi for 2009 stadium massacre.


EU set for Serbia membership talks.

Vatican accountant accused of smuggling $26 million in private jet with ex-Italian spy.

Bernard Tapie under investigation in France over organised fraud allegations.

Deputy PM expects sabotage attempts against Russia in Arctic.

Snowden’s stay in Moscow souring relations with US.

While N.S.A. leaker stays in hiding, Russian TV builds a pedestal for him.

Rumoured girlfriend of Vladimir Putin breaks silence.

German court blocks full release of Nazi Eichmann files.


Ecuador tells US to explain its spy programme.

Analysis: Brazil's mass protests peak, ball in politicians' court.

Colombia says closer than ever to peace with rebels.

Number of US federal wiretaps rose 71 percent in 2012.

Heat wave strikes western US as temps approach 120 in Phoenix, Las Vegas.

Boston Marathon bombing victims will split $60.9 million.

Who makes the most in Obama's White House?


Guantanamo criticized over inmate death.

Somalia's al-Shabab leader Aweys 'not surrendering'.

Online jihadists discuss fate of al Qaeda operative held by Saudi Arabia.

How not to identify terrorists (commentary).


Volatile quarter takes global shares down, gold plunges.

Gold crashes through production cost levels.

Facebook to remove ads from controversial pages after major companies boycott site.

Wall Street Week Ahead: Fed fears may be gone but brace for volatility.

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