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By The Associated Press Published: December 11, 2012


Computer guru speaks

— Software company founder John McAfee said Sunday he wants to return to the United States and “settle down to whatever normal life” he can. In a live-stream Internet broadcast from the Guatemalan detention center where he is fighting a government order that he be returned to Belize, the 67-year-old said, “I simply would like to live comfortably day by day, fish, swim, enjoy my declining years.” Police in neighboring Belize want to question McAfee in the fatal shooting of a U.S. expatriate who lived near his home on a Belizean island in November. The creator of the McAfee anti-virus program again denied involvement in the killing.

EU again faces turmoil

Until last weekend, Europe seemed headed for a quiet Christmas and New Year's. Then Italy's prime minister, Mario Monti, unexpectedly announced he was going to resign, pulling the plug on a government that had boosted confidence in the country's ability to manage its debts. The prospect of a return to a shaky government and finances has suddenly put new strains on the leaders of the 17 European Union countries that use the euro.

From Wire Reports