Foreign News: Close To War

"War with Britain!" and "Long Live Russia!" cried angry mobs in Egypt's capital, as flames and gunfire rattled and roared in Cairo last week. As the sporadic sniping of the past year turned suddenly into something close to war, a British fleet steamed full speed ahead from Malta to Suez, and the world watched.

One significant shot keynoted the early stages of the rioting: the rifle shot that a fortnight ago killed Bridget Ann Timbers, an American nun, outside the convent in Ismailia where she had been stationed. The nun's death, for which each...

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