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Factbox-Egypt Keeps Former Powerhouse Muslim Brotherhood Out of Politics
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Factbox-Egypt Keeps Former Powerhouse Muslim Brotherhood Out of Politics

(Reuters) - After years of sweeping crackdowns on dissent, Egypt is set to launch a political dialogue, but the once-powerful and now outlawed Muslim Brotherhood is excluded.Long viewed as the most influential Islamist movement in the Middle East, the Brotherhood rose to power in Egypt's first modern free election in 2012, a year after veteran President Hosni Mubarak was toppled in a popular uprising.But the Brotherhood's success, which followed decades of confrontation with its old adversary the state, was shortlived.In 2013, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, then armed forces chief and now president, removed the Brotherhood's Mohamed Mursi from power after mass protests against his rule.Egypt then launched its most ferocious crackdown against the group, handing down death sentences or long prison te...
Biden Urges Senate to Approve NATO Membership for Finland and Sweden | Politics
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Biden Urges Senate to Approve NATO Membership for Finland and Sweden | Politics

It was exactly the scene Russian president Vladimir Putin dreaded: The American president, standing in the Rose Garden with the leaders of Sweden and Finland, ready to expand NATO in response to Putin's attack on Ukraine."New members joining NATO is not a threat to any nation,” Biden said, offering America's "strong support" of Finland and Sweden's bid to join the defensive security alliance.“In the face of aggression, NATO has not grown weaker or more divided. It has grown stronger, more united," said Biden, flanked by Finnish President Sauli Niinistö and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson."In recent years, doubts began to arise: Was NATO still relevant? Was it still effective? Is it still needed in the 21st-century world?” Biden said. "Today there is no question NATO is relevant,...