Afghanistan's anemic economy has been propped up for the past decade by international aid. But as NATO troops draw down, international assistance is also shrinking, which could put many jobs at risk and lead skilled Afghans to look elsewhere for work.
A Greek city's new subway project has led to the discovery of an ancient road made of marble that was laid nearly 2,000 years ago. The road in Thessaloniki is made of paving stones that show signs of use by both horse-drawn carriages and local children, the AP reports.
The Obama administration has reacted cautiously to the election of Mohammed Morsi as Egypt's first Islamist president. Obama telephoned Morsi to congratulate him on Sunday, but at the same time the administration urged Egypt's supreme military council to ensure a full transition to democracy. At issue is U.S. aid to the Egyptian military.
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