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Breaking News Headlines: Egypt's Defense Minister Defends Ousting President

by Wochit 0:58 mins

Saying he acted upon the will of the people after the "stumbling" of the former government, Egypt's military chief has defended the ouster of the Islamist president. In his first remarks since announcing the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi on July 3, Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said the armed forces "acted at the urging of the people." Heavy clashes between President Bashar Assad's forces and rebels broke out on the edge of the Syrian capital, where the government has been pushing its offensive to retake key districts that have been in opposition hands for months. France breathed a sigh of relief after Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto said it had received a binding offer for its French aluminum plant, in a deal that - if approved -would save more than 500 jobs.

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