Tuesday, November 10, 2009


* Netanyahu Leaves White House with No Comment Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu left the White House after a one-hour and 40-minute meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama Monday night without speaking to reporters.

* Korean naval ships clash at sea A South Korean warship has exchanged fire with a North Korean naval vessel.

* Lebanese paper says Israel preparing attack on Hezbollah Official sources in Lebanon told the country's A-Nahar daily that they received warning from an international defense organization according to which Israel was planning to launch an extensive attack on Hezbollah.

* Fort Hood Suspect Warned of Muslim Threat Within Military According to The Washington Post, Major Nidal Malik Hasan was supposed to make a presentation on a medical topic during his senior year as a psychiatric resident at Walter Reed Medical Center.

* IDF's 7th Armored Brigade trains for war in Golan To replenish food and supplies, the soldiers need to drive in a convoy out of the battlefield.

* Palestinian Authority's Future Is in Question The collapse of the Palestinian Authority, Israel's negotiating partner, was raised as a possibility on Monday, as several aides to its president, Mahmoud Abbas, said that he intended to resign.

* Bittersweet feelings as Europeans celebrate end of Berlin Wall The fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago changed the course of EU history. But many people in Europe are still waiting for the political and economic freedoms promised by the event.

* Poland calls for job interviews for EU top appointments Poland has made a bid to give smaller EU countries more power in the EU president selection process.

* Blair: Abbas leaving office due to frustration over stalled peace The United Nations envoy to the Middle East, Tony Blair, said Tuesday that he believed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' decision not to seek re-election was a reflection of deep frustration regarding the slow pace of peace negotiations.

* Franco-German deal will not decide EU top jobs, Sweden says Consultations on filling the EU's new posts are only "half-way" through, Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said on Monday (9 November) in Berlin.