Defiant Morsi Rejects Trial, Insists He Remains President
Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi has rejected the trial against him that began Monday, insisting that he is the country's "legitimate president."
In his first public appearance since the military pushed him from power in July, Mr. Morsi was defiant. The start of the trial was delayed because he refused to dress in the traditional white jumpsuit worn by defendants.
A judge then adjourned the trial minutes after it began because of protest chants by Mr. Morsi and his co-defendants. It was expected to resume later Monday.
The trial is being held at the same Cairo police academy where another ousted leader, Hosni Mubarak, has faced prosecution.
Security was heavy outside the venue, where a crowd of Mr. Morsi's supporters gathered to protest what they say in an illegitimate trial.
Chinese Nuclear Negotiator Arrives in North Korea
China's top official for the long-stalled six-party North Korean nuclear talks has arrived in Pyongyang.
The North's official Korean Central News Agency says Wu Dawei landed Monday, but did not provide further details.
China, which is North Korea's closest ally, has begun to express impatience with Pyongyang, and agreed to a tightening of U.N. sanctions following a North Korean nuclear test this year.
Wu's trip follows his talks with U.S. officials in Washington last week.
The visit also comes as the U.S. is preparing to host South Korean and Japanese officials for talks Wednesday on North Korea's nuclear program.
North Korea, which pulled out of six party-talks in 2009, has called for their resumption with no preconditions. Washington says North Korea needs to show it is serious about abandoning its pursuit of nuclear weapons before the United States will resume negotiations.