Friday, December 11, 2009


* EU urges international action against Iran European Union leaders on Friday urged international action against Iran because of its refusal to cooperate over its nuclear program, as the threat of new sanctions looms.

* Muslim radicalization gains momentum in US: analysts Long-feared by US intelligence, Muslim radicalization is gaining momentum in the United States.

* Iraq oil development rights contracts awarded A joint venture between the UK's Shell and Malaysia's Petronas oil companies has won the right to develop Iraq's giant Majnoon oil field.

* Massive Chanukah Menorah will Greet Airborne Guests It has already become an annual tradition that the Lightone company builds a giant Chanukah menorah right near the Ben Gurion airport.

* UK to shun settlement products? The British government advised all food chains in the UK to clearly mark any imported products made in Judea, Samaria, and the Golan Heights.

* Syria: All Israeli PMs for 20 years have agreed to Golan pullout Damascus has insisted it will demand a full Israeli withdrawal from the Golan Heights before it begins even indirect talks.

* Leaders discuss economic blueprint for next decade EU leaders gave the nod to plans for financial supervision on Thursday night (10 December).

* Copenhagen climate summit releases draft final text Rich countries are being asked to raise their pledges on tackling climate change under draft text of a possible final deal at the Copenhagen summit.

* Van Rompuy plans shake-up of EU summits The new EU president, Herman Van Rompuy, is planning to shake up the regular gatherings of EU leaders.

* Obama's 'war and peace' speech silences criticism US President Barack Obama's justification for war in his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech won general praise Friday as he left Oslo at the end of a quick visit to receive the prestigious award.