Tuesday, February 8, 2011

World Watch: Seeking a real transition

* Egypt: The number of protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square ballooned and continued calling for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.

* Italy: Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi could face an “immediate trial” as a result of allegedly paying to sleep with an underage girl and subsequently trying to cover it up.

* U.S.: A proposal to extend a trio of Patriot Act provisions was rejected by the House of Representatives.

* Africa: Ex-Liberian president Robert Taylor’s lawyer left in a huff from his client’s war crimes trial at The Hague.

Image – AFP via Al Jazeera English
Online Sources- Voice of America, Al Jazeera English, BBC News, Reuters

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