Archive for July, 2013

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 at 5:56pm

Manning sentencing hearing gets under way

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The sentencing hearing of US soldier Bradley Manning, which begins on Wednesday at Fort Meade, near Baltimore, is likely to last several weeks, legal experts say. Judge Colonel Denise Lind will hear testimony from more than 20 defence and prosecution witnesses, who are expected to weigh in on Manning’s motives and the effects of leaking government secrets. Manning was […]

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 at 5:56pm

Fraud claims mount as Zimbabweans vote

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Zimbabweans have flocked to polling stations in the southern African country’s presidential election, in spite of claims that voting has been rigged. Thousands of voters braved the early morning chill across country to queue hours before poll booths opened, just after 7am local time (05:00 GMT) on Wednesday. Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s 89-year-old president, pledged to serve […]

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 at 5:56pm

Egypt cabinet orders end to sit-in protest

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Egypt’s cabinet has tasked police to take “all necessary measures” to end protests by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, warning that their demonstrations pose a national security threat. “The continuation of the dangerous situation in Rabaa al-Adawiya and Nahda squares, and consequent terrorism and road blockages are no longer acceptable given the threat to […]

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 at 5:50am

Fatah dismisses Hamas papers as fabrications

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Members of Fatah’s Revolutionary Council hit back at political rivals Hamas, claiming documents aired by the movement are “fabricated and falsified”. “We believe that Hamas came up with these documents as a step to launch a campaign against the leadership of Fatah, because they believe that Fatah may lead an uprising against the status quo […]

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 at 5:50am

Nine-month goal for Middle East peace deal

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Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have agreed to meet again within the next two weeks, aiming to seal a final deal in nine months, US Secretary of State John Kerry said. The two sides will meet in either Israel or the Palestinian territories and “our objective will be” to reach a “final status agreement over the […]

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 at 5:50am

Zimbabweans vote amid heavy security

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Heavily armed riot police have been deployed in potential election flashpoints in Zimbabwe, as an estimated 6.4 million people eligible voters begin to cast their votes. Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has vowed to push President Robert Mugabe out of office after 33 years in power. Long queues of people braved a bout of unseasonably cold weather to stand in line from […]

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 at 5:49pm

EU envoy says Morsi ‘well’ after meeting

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Catherine Ashton, the European Union foreign policy chief, said Egypt’s deposed president Mohamed Morsi was “well” after meeting him for two hours, his first known contact with the outside world since he was toppled by the army earlier this month. In a press conference on Tuesday, Ashton said Morsi “has access to information, in terms of TV, newspapers, […]

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 at 5:49pm

Manning acquitted of aiding the enemy

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US Army Private Bradley Manning, accused of leaking thousands of classified documents, has been acquitted of aiding the enemy but found guilty of espionage. The military judge hearing the case, Army Col Denise Lind, announced the verdict on Tuesday. Aiding the enemy was the most serious charge and carried a potential life sentence. Manning was […]

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 at 5:49pm

Nine month goal for Middle East peace deal

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Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have agreed to meet again within the next two weeks, aiming to seal a final deal in nine months, US Secretary of State John Kerry said. The two sides will meet in either Israel or the Palestinian territories and “our objective will be” to reach a “final status agreement over the […]

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 at 5:46am

Morsi supporters hold fresh Egypt protests

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Supporters of Egypt’s deposed president have marched towards security headquarters in Cairo, raising fears of new clashes as the EU’s foreign policy chief met local officials. The marches on Monday night came despite a warning from the National Defence Council late on Sunday that it would take “decisive and firm action” against demonstrators if they […]

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