Obama speaks with Libyan, Egyptian presidents


WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama has called the presidents of Libya and Egypt and urged them to continue working with the United States to ensure the safety of diplomatic personnel. Obama thanked Libyan President Mohamed Magariaf for his condolences over the deaths of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other State Department officers during an assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi Tuesday. The White House says the two leaders agreed to work together to bring the attackers to justice. During a second call Tuesday, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi promised Egypt “would honor its obligation to ensure the safety of American personnel,” the White House said….

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Dutch prepare for conservative-Labor coalition

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Conservative incumbent leader Mark Rutte was likely to form a coalition with the Labor party following a major election victory seen as confirmation of Dutch voters’ support for the European Union. In a boost for EU unity in fighting the continent’s debt crisis, the two […]