Egypt Denies Times Report That Officials Sexually Abused Women

CAIRO — The Egyptian government has denied a report by The New York Times that women who encounter the country’s justice system risk sexual abuse during searches by state authorities.

The Times found a dozen women who said they were sexually violated by officials in police stations, prisons and hospitals. Experts said that anecdotal evidence suggested that such incidents occur frequently.

In a statement posted on Facebook and Twitter on Friday, the government “denied the validity” of the accusations by the women, saying they were part of an effort “to spread rumors and lies.”

The brief statement by the Ministry

Falling for Couture’s Gravitational Pull

PARIS — The Cannes Film Festival is in starlet red-carpet swing; the billionaires are back in Sun Valley; and in Paris — “It’s like a school reunion, no?” said Carine Roitfeld, the French fashion editor, flicking her veil of hair from her black-lined eyes and glancing around the Dior show on Monday as the first live couture week in more than a year began.

Many of the gang were sitting, as always, in a specially constructed box in the gardens of the Musée Rodin, this time hung with a swath of embroidery featuring an imaginary landscape created by the French

These pretty Italian villages want to pay you $33,000 to move in

(CNN) — Ever dreamed of opening an artisan boutique and settling down for good in an idyllic village in Italy’s deep south where it’s warm almost all year-round — and get paid to do it?

For those willing to take the plunge, it could soon no longer be just a dream.

The region of Calabria plans to offer up to €28,000 ($33,000) over a maximum of three years to people willing to relocate to sleepy villages with barely 2,000 inhabitants in the hope of reversing years of population decline.

These include locations near the sea, or on mountainsides, or both.

Love Was the Main Attraction on Their Sightseeing Adventure

On the day Kevin James LaBuz married Molly Elizabeth Corbett, the groom’s mother made a toast that flowed like a river — the Susquehanna River, to be exact.

“Kevin grew up as a boy near the head of the Susquehanna River in upstate New York, and he married a girl from Baltimore, where the Susquehanna led into the Chesapeake Bay,” Erica LaBuz told guests during the wedding reception. The couple married June 20 at the home of the bride’s family in Baltimore. John Philip Miller, a retired judge on the Maryland Circuit Court for Baltimore, officiated.

Ms. Corbett, 34, and