Middle East http://kplu.org en Longtime allies, Egypt and U.S. now have differences http://kplu.org/post/longtime-allies-egypt-and-us-now-have-differences For many years, top Egyptian officials coming to Washington could expect a warm welcome, with few points of contention.<p>But for a group of Egyptian generals now in the U.S., several points of friction are likely to dominate the agenda between the longtime allies.<p>Egypt doesn't like the new conditions U.S. lawmakers have placed on American aid. And the U.S. is furious with the way Egypt has been treating U.S. groups that promote democracy. At least three Americans have taken shelter in the U.S. Tue, 31 Jan 2012 17:21:15 +0000 Michele Kelemen 3986 at http://kplu.org Longtime allies, Egypt and U.S. now have differences Middle East among factors causing wheat price volatility for Washington farmers http://kplu.org/post/middle-east-among-factors-causing-wheat-price-volatility-washington-farmers <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-954554.mp3</p><p>The tumultuous political climate in the Middle East is creating volatility in the price of wheat.&nbsp; Northwest farmers and wheat traders are trying to hedge against the uncertainty.</p><p> Fri, 25 Feb 2011 15:58:15 +0000 Anna King & KPLU News Staff 874 at http://kplu.org Middle East among factors causing wheat price volatility for Washington farmers