EU's Ashton on mediation mission to Egypt
The European Union's foreign policy chief was in Cairo on Monday, the first senior overseas envoy to visit Egypt's new rulers since the weekend killing of at least 80 supporters of the country's deposed Islamist president.


Catherine Ashton, the EU's chief diplomat, was scheduled to meet General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the head of the Egyptian armed forces who ousted Morsi, interim President Adli Mansour and officials of the Freedom and Justice Party, the Muslim Brotherhood's political wing. (Reuters)