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US to support transition in Egypt: Obama

US to support transition in Egypt: Obama

WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama said on Thursday Washington would support an “orderly and genuine” transition to democracy in Egypt, a key ally in the Middle East, after reports that President Hosni Mubarak may step down imminently after weeks of protests.
The Obama administration has tried to walk a fine line during the evolving crisis in Egypt, the most populous Arab country. Egypt’s powerful military gets about $1.3 billion a year in aid from Washington. “What is

Transition time for European bosses

PARIS – Half a season on from a World Cup where their respective teams largely failed to impress, England, Germany, Italy and France will use midweek friendlies to chart a course for happier times which they hope can materialise at Euro 2012. England boss Fabio Capello, and German, Italian and French counterparts Joachim Loew, Laurent Blanc and Cesare Prandelli will be out to show that they are building solid foundations for the end of next season.
And the unavailability of

Ban Ki-moon urges peaceful transition

BERLIN – The United Nations secretary general called Friday for a “peaceful and orderly” transition process in Egypt, stressing that protests against President Hosni Mubarak must be conducted without violence.
“I sincerely hope that the protest today will go without violence. We have seen too much violence and bloodshed,” Ban Ki-moon told reporters in Berlin following a meeting with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle. He added: “It’s time to begin a process of peaceful and

Five EU nations urge immediate transition in Egypt

PARIS – Five EU nations urged an immediate political transition to end violent unrest in Egypt, in a joint statement on Thursday by Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. “Only a quick and orderly transition to a broad-based government will make it possible to overcome the challenges Egypt is now facing,” said the statement. “That transition process must start now.”
Egypt’s long-standing president Hosni Mubarak is facing mass protests calling for him to quit power, which

‘Australia in transition, India could be next’

NEW DELHI: Australia’s struggles in the ongoing Ashes series show the team have yet to emerge from a transition phase, and India will face similar problems when several leading players retire, former Australia captain Bobby Simpson said.
Languishing in fourth place in the ICC Test rankings, Australia are a shadow of the dominant side that featured Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Matthew Hayden and Adam Gilchrist. Ricky Ponting’s men trail England 1-0 in the Ashes series and the