Friday, September 25, 2009


* Iran 'has second enrichment site' Iran has revealed the existence of a second uranium enrichment plant, the UN nuclear watchdog has confirmed.

* PM rips UN for Ahmadinejad 'disgrace' Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Thursday took to task the countries of the world that had sat silently and listened the day before to Holocaust-denier Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

* Dollar under scrutiny at G20 summit The embattled US dollar is expected to come under scrutiny at a summit of developing and industrialized nations following China-led calls to review its role as a reserve currency.

* HSBC bids farewell to dollar supremacy The sun is setting on the US dollar as the ultra-loose monetary policy of the US Federal Reserve forces China and the vibrant economies of the emerging world to forge a new global currency order.

* Abbas: We can't return to negotiations The Palestinians cannot return to peace talks at this time because of "fundamental disagreements" with Israel on what should be on the agenda.

* Quartet keeps pressure for Mideast peace talks The Quartet of Middle East peace negotiators renewed its call for Israel to freeze settlements in the territories on Thursday.

* English most studied language in EU schools English is the most studied language in schools in the European Union, but over 35 percent of adults only speak their mother tongue.

* Pope Benedict to Confront Secularism on His First Czech Visit Pope Benedict XVI will confront secularism when he visits the Czech Republic, a former communist nation with a centuries-long history of religious and ideological conflict .

* UN warns over East Africa hunger More than 20 million people in the Horn of Africa need food aid because of two years of poor rainfall.

* Militant says Pakistani Taliban stronger than ever Pakistan's Taliban movement is stronger than ever despite the killing of its top commander and will stage more suicide attacks if the army launches another offensive against it.