Monday, November 16, 2009


* Italy's Foreign Minister says post-Lisbon EU needs a European Army Italy is to push for the creation of a European Army after the "new Europe" takes shape at this week's crucial EU summit following the adoption of the Lisbon Treaty.

* PM warns PA against unilateral moves Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu warned that Israel might take unilateral steps if the Palestinians did not return to the negotiating table.

* Russia's Iran reactor delayed Russia has said a nuclear power station it has been building at Bushehr in southern Iran will not be completed by the end of this year as planned.

* UN chief urges unity over hunger UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for a "single global vision" from world leaders to address the problems of world hunger and pollution.

* Ahmadinejad: Western nuclear pressure empowers Iran Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tehran would not negotiate its right to a nuclear program, adding that Western pressure was only pushing his countryharder to advance its technology.

* Google Earth Tracks the Battlefield Miracle of Chanukah Google Earth is helping Jews in Israel and all over the world understand the miraculous victory of the Jews over Greek invaders 2,000 years ago thanks to the initiative of a rabbi who brings history back to life on the computer.

* Survey: Israel best country for Israelis The majority of Israeli citizens believe that the Jewish State is the best place to live in the world, according to the annual Social Strength Index.

* Obama presses China over rights US President Barack Obama has told China that individual rights and freedoms should be available to all.

* UN, Denmark suggest 2010 deadlines for climate deal The United Nations and Denmark, the host of the Copenhagen UN climate change summit, on Monday suggested new deadlines next year for the conclusion of a binding treaty on greenhouse gas emissions.

* EU reforms to feature at jumbo ministers meeting Almost one hundred EU ministers will gather in Brussels for a jumbo-council on foreign affairs, defense and development, where corridor discussions are likely to focus on the EU's top jobs and the institutional changes brought about by the Lisbon Treaty.