CAIRO (AP) — A Muslim mob ransacked and torched seven Christian homes in a province south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, after rumors spread that a Christian man had an affair with a Muslim woman, according to a statement by the local Orthodox Coptic church.
TOKYO (Reuters) - The European Union and Japan on Thursday reaffirmed their commitment to reaching a political agreement on a free trade deal as early as possible this year. Both sides will aim to narrow the gaps during the summer before finalizing key elements such as auto and agricultural tariffs and government procurement over the autumn, they said in a joint statement. Negotiations on the trade deal have been ongoing since March 2013 with the most recent round taking place in Tokyo in April. (Reporting by Kylie MacLellan)