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Egypt president refuses pardon for journalists

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CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Tuesday rejected calls from the United States and other Western governments that he pardon or commute the sentences of three Al-Jazeera journalists who were handed heavy prison terms a day earlier in a court ruling that raised international outrage. El-Sissi's tough stance reflected an image the former army chief has sought to project to...

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