Japan approves US $ 49 billion quake budget
JAPAN: Japan said Friday it would extend an
evacuation zone around a crippled nuclear plant and announced a US
$49 billion reconstruction budget for areas devastated by the quake
France mulls recognising Palestinian state
FRANCE: President Nicolas Sarkozy hosted
Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas in Paris on Thursday as France told
the United Nations that Europe was considering giving formal
recognition to a Palestinian state.
India urges Israel, Palestine to show flexibility
NEW YORK: Manjeev Singh Puri, acting permanent
representative of India to the UN, said here Thursday that both
Israel and Palestine must prove determined and willing to compromise
if a solution to their decades-long conflict is to be achieved.