Friday, April 12, 2013


* US official: Nations must do more to indict Nazis A leading American prosecutor who works to bring Nazi war criminals to court on Thursday criticized nations for not doing all they could to aid in such cases.

* Why Israel's first leaders chose not to call the country 'Palestine' in Arabic Days before the establishment of the State of Israel in May 1948, Zionist officials met to decide what the new country would be called in Arabic.

* Is China ready to abandon North Korea? For years, Chinese diplomats have stuck to a carefully-worded script when discussing tensions between North and South Korea and the US.

* US warns N Korea missile launch would be 'huge mistake' US Secretary of State John Kerry has said an anticipated missile launch by North Korea would be a "provocative act" and "huge mistake".

* West has 'hard evidence' of Syria WMD use The West has "hard evidence" that chemical weapons were used at least once since the two-year Syrian civil uprising against President Bashar Assad began.

* Neo-Nazi trial forces Germany to face painful truths Series of murders have profoundly shaken a country that believed it had learned the lessons of its past.

* North Korea: US urges China to rein in Pyongyang The US says it is urging China to use all its leverage to help rein in North Korea's "destabilising" actions.

* Next frontier for Cheeks Kilpatrick: Panel exploring existence of alien life A group hoping to prove alien contact with Earth has tapped former U.S. Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick to help convince the federal government to acknowledge the existence of extraterrestrials.

* 23,085 soldiers have fallen protecting Israel The Defense Ministry released its annual figures of fallen soldiers on Friday morning ahead of Remembrance Day.

* Israel set to launch 24-hour global news network Israel has been talking about fielding a global news network to compete with the likes of CNN, the BBC and Al Jazeera for years.