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ROAD TO DEMOCRACY Kerry Urges Egyptian Unity Jacquelyn Martin/AP

Kerry Urges Egyptian Unity

John Kerry is certainly diving right in. On his first trip overseas in his position, the new U.S. secretary of State urged Egyptians to come together to solve their country’s impending economic crisis. On Sunday Kerry will meet with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, who lately has faced fierce opposition after just one year in office. Kerry met with some key leaders of Morsi’s opposition forces on Saturday, and he reportedly promised he would address the impending elections in a closed-door meeting with the Egyptian president. Meanwhile, former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak’s retrial will begin on April 3, Egypt’s appeals court said on Sunday. Mubarak has been sentenced to life imprisonment after allegedly ordering soldiers to fire on protesters.

March 3, 2013 7:46 AM