Tuesday, March 30, 2010


* Vladimir Putin demands Moscow bombing suspects caught Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says catching the organisers of suicide bombings in Moscow on Monday should be a "matter of honour" for investigators.

* Turkey makes case against sanctions on Iran Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday he did not favor imposing economic sanctions to pressure Iran into showing that it has no covert nuclear weapons program.

* Rightists arrested over Pesach sacrifice Noam Federman, Yehuda Glick detained on suspicion of planning to sacrifice young goats near Temple Mount.

* G8 ministers urge world to take stronger action on Iran Top diplomats from the world's leading economies are ramping up pressure on Iran to prove its nuclear ambitions are peaceful or face tough new sanctions.

* Merkel says EU-Turkey talks are 'open-ended' Chancellor Angela Merkel made a symbolic concession on language concerning Turkey's EU membership prospects during a visit to Ankara on Monday.

* Iraqi commission moves to disqualify winning candidates Six winning candidates in Iraq's parliamentary elections will be stripped of their votes and lose their seats.

* CIA: Iran capable of producing nukes Iran is poised to begin producing nuclear weapons after its uranium program expansion in 2009, even though it has had problems with thousands of its centrifuges.

* Hate crimes force Jews out of Malmo Marcus Eilenberg is a Swedish Jew whose family roots in Malmo run deep. His paternal grandparents were Holocaust survivors.

* Catholics find ties to the church tested by crisis An Austrian priest avoids mention of Pope Benedict XVI in his Masses. A Philadelphia woman stops going to confession, saying she now sees priests as more flawed than herself.