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  • Africa: Esperance St Retain Africa Handball Clubs Championship for Winners' Cup
    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis, -Tunisia's Esperance ST retained their title of Africa Club Champions of Winners' Cup, after their win over Egypt's Al Ahly 27-26 (halftime 15-12) at a final game played Sunday evening in Libreville, Gabon.
    All Africa.  Mon, 25 May 2015 09:54:50 GMT.
  • Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt
    I am not sure if Mark Twain really made this remark, which is attributed to him anyway. But what I do know is that Turkey’s top economic policymakers are talking and acting like denial is just a river in Egypt
    Hurriyet.  Mon, 25 May 2015 00:01:00 +0200.
  • Egyptian Court Sentences Ousted President Morsi to Death
    Mr. Morsi was sentenced to death over his part in a mass prison break that took place during the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.
    Jared Malsin.  International Herald Tribune.  Sun, 24 May 2015 04:16:20 GMT.
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  • Egyptian Court Acquits 17 in Case Arising From Poet’s Death at March
    The charges and unexpected acquittals underscored the increasingly capricious nature of Egypt’s justice system under its military-backed government.
    Merna Thomas and Kareem Fahim.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 23 May 2015 20:23:27 GMT.
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  • Egyptian Court Acquits 17 Charged in Deadly Protest
    An Egyptian court on Saturday acquitted 17 people of charges related to a street protest earlier this year, judicial sources said, a rare decision since Egypt introduced a strict protest law in late 2013. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 23 May 2015 14:21:33 -0400.
  • Israel Thanks US for Stand on Mideast Nuclear Arms Ban at UN
    Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for blocking an Egyptian-led drive on a possible Middle East nuclear arms ban at a United Nations conference, an Israeli official said on Saturday. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 23 May 2015 14:09:46 -0400.
  • New world record for Mark Beaumont
    Cyclist and adventurer Mark Beaumont sets new world record after cycling from Cairo to Cape Town in 42 days.
    BBC News.  Thu, 21 May 2015 21:05:13 GMT.
  • 'Surge' in Egypt forces' sex attacks
    Egyptian security forces are using sexual violence against detainees on a massive scale, according to human rights campaigners.
    BBC News.  Tue, 19 May 2015 08:58:39 GMT.
  • Morsi death sentence draws international condemnation
    The US has joined the chorus of condemnation against Egypt's mass trials, in which former president Mohamed Morsi was this weekend sentenced to death.
    Mail & Guardian.  Mon, 18 May 2015 08:41:00 +0200.
  • Egypt Continues Push For Renewable Future
    Continuing its push for energy diversification and drawing down on costly hydrocarbon imports, Egypt is adding to its renewable portfolio with the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Access Power MEA.
    By Christopher Coats.  Forbes.  Fri, 1 May 2015 03:16:00 GMT.
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Facts About Egypt

The Arab Republic of Egypt, located in northeast Africa, is governed by a People's Assembly and by a President who appoints a Prime Minister and a Cabinet.  Egypt's capital city is Cairo, and its currency is the Egyptian Pound.  The primary spoken language of Egyptians is Arabic and, in 2007, Egypt's estimated population was 80,335,000.

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