Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak abruptly announced Monday that he was leaving the Labor Party and forming a new parliamentary faction — setting off a chain reaction that cast new doubts over already troubled peace efforts with the Palestinians.
There is now a consensus within Israel's center-left Labor Party to leave Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing coalition in the coming months if there is no movement in the peace process, senior party members told The Washington Times.
Israel's center-left Labor Party will bolt Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing coalition in the coming months without any movement in the peace process, senior party members said.
Israel's Labor Party will pull out of the government within two months if there is no progress in peace talks, a senior member of the party said Monday, in a potential threat to the stability of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's governing coalition.
The Conservative-led British government is considering naming an atheist and halfhearted socialist who has justified terrorism as its next ambassador to the United States, according to a London newspaper with close ties to left-wing political circles.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday dismissed a call from a key government partner to share the holy city of Jerusalem with the Palestinians, a reminder of the obstacles facing already troubled peacemaking efforts.
The Australian Senate on Friday approved legislation that enables the government to roll out a 36 billion Australian dollar ($35 billion) high-speed national broadband network.
A former British ambassador who served in Washington through the critical years before the Iraq war gave rave reviews Thursday to the new book by President George W. Bush, calling "Decision Points" interesting and readable "with frequent flashes of humor."
It's a tricky question for a British politician _ which of the government's thousands of pieces of art do you put on your wall?