Friday, December 04, 2009


* Iran says it won't work with UN nuke agency beyond minimum Teheran will not answer to the UN nuclear watchdog beyond the barest minimum required under the international nonproliferation treaty.

* EU faces 'last chance' for peace in Israel The EU must put real pressure on Israel to halt settlement growth in East Jerusalem or risk seeing an escalation of the Middle East conflict that could spill into Europe.

* Nuclear detector set up on Iran border Israeli officials believe the international community is "starting to come to the understanding that Iran has been lying to everybody" about its nuclear intentions.

* Russia and the Vatican establish full diplomatic ties Russia and the Vatican have agreed to establish full diplomatic relations, the Kremlin has announced.

* Climate e-mail hack 'will impact on Copenhagen summit' E-mails hacked from a climate research institute suggest climate change does not have a human cause, according to Saudi Arabia's lead climate negotiator.

* Frustrated With West, Turks Revel in Empire Lost More than eight decades ago, Ertugrul Osman, an heir to the Ottoman throne, was unceremoniously thrown out of Turkey with his family.

* Obama won't move embassy to J'lem yet President Barack Obama is delaying moving the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

* US and Russia pledge nuclear missile treaty soon The US and Russia say they want a new nuclear arms treaty to enter force at soon as possible, after failing to agree a successor to the Start I pact.

* Settlers gear up for mass protest rally Settler leaders are gearing up for a major demonstration outside Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's official residence next week.

* Nato allies to send extra 7,000 troops to Afghanistan Nato's top official says countries will send at least 7,000 extra troops to support the US surge in Afghanistan.