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WikiLeaks cables describe a meeting between Pope Benedict XVI (l.) and the archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, in November 2009 as "at times awkward."  (Photograph: AFP/Getty Images)

 

The British ambassador to the Vatican warned that Pope Benedict XVI's invitation to Anglican opponents of female priests to convert en masse to Catholicism was so inflammatory that it might lead to discrimination and even violence against Catholics in Britain, according to a secret US diplomatic cable.

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Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak casts his vote for parliament elections at a polling station in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Nov.28, 2010.  (AP / Amr Nabil)

 

CAIRO — Egyptians voted Sunday in a parliamentary election that was marred by a crackdown on the main opposition movement and on independent media, as well as tensions with the United States over the government's insistence on barring international monitors.

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Palestinian youths hurl stones at an Israeli army vehicle during clashes in the West Bank village of Jaba on Nov. 11 during an Israeli army incursion.  (SAIF DAHLAH/AFP/Getty Images)

United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reiterated her country's unshakable commitment to Israel's security and to peace in the Middle-East.

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