Detained American dies
The Egyptian government said a U.S. citizen it detained in the Sinai Peninsula last month for violating curfew was found dead Sunday in his jail cell, the second foreigner to die in detention in recent weeks. The U.S. Embassy in Cairo confirmed that an American citizen held prisoner in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia died from an apparent suicide and that it was in contact with Egyptian authorities. It had no further comment. In Washington, the State Department identified the American as James Lunn.
Stabbing sets off riots
The stabbing death of an ethnic Russian man has ignited anger in Moscow against people from the Caucasus, with demonstrators breaking into a shopping center and storming a vegetable warehouse Sunday evening. Police detained hundreds of people. The man was believed to have been killed by a native of the North Caucasus, a region in southern Russia where the people are predominantly Muslim.
Bailout exit on horizon
Declaring the imminent end of an “economic emergency,” Prime Minister Enda Kenny predicted over the weekend that Ireland would emerge from an international bailout program in December, the latest sign that the euro debt crisis may be past its bleakest phase. The announcement, issued Saturday, suggested that the 17-nation eurozone could pass a significant psychological threshold this year. If Kenny’s timetable holds, Ireland will be the first of the four countries that received huge bailouts to wean itself off international support.
Boat sinks on Amazon
A boat carrying Roman Catholic pilgrims capsized Sunday on the Amazon river, killing at least 12 people and leaving six more missing. Authorities said they don’t know what caused the boat to capsize, though they are investigating if it was loaded beyond its 40-person limit. The group aboard was traveling in Amapa state to take part in a festival commemorating Our Lady of Nazare.
Compiled from wire reports.