**China's Economic Growth Slows**
China's economic growth has slowed to its lowest level since 1991, with the world's second largest economy hurt in part by weak trade.
The National Bureau of Statistics released a report Monday showing that the economy expanded 7.5 percent over a year earlier in the three months ending in June, down from the previous quarter's 7.7 percent.
Economist Ren Xianfang of IHS Global Insight said China's growth of under 8 percent for five straight quarters is "a clear sign of distress."
The statistics bureau said the slowdown was a result of weak economic conditions abroad and a result of reforms taken by the new government that the report says will benefit its economy in the long run.
There is no indication so far that Beijing will respond with any major stimulus or shift in economic policy.
The economic slowdown, along with a decrease in Chinese demand for various goods, could have global repercussions.
**US Stresses 'Inclusive' Egypt**
U.S. officials are in Cairo to meet with Egypt's interim leaders and stress the need for a transition to "an inclusive, democratically elected civilian government."
Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns is making the first visit by a high-ranking U.S. official since the military ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi earlier this month. The State Department says his talks Monday and Tuesday also include civil society and business leaders.
Those meetings come as Mr. Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood urges its supporters to gather peacefully Monday in Cairo for the latest in a series of mass protests against his removal.
Thousands have been rallying for days near a mosque in northeast Cairo to demand the former president's reinstatement.