Swedish FM Carl Bildt, EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fule and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton at the EU Headquarters in Brussels.

    Fifteen Former EU Leaders Urge Officials To Not Soften on Settlement Guidelines

    A group of 15 former senior European officials has urged the European Union not to soften or delay new settlement guidelines slated to take effect on January 1, and in particular to ensure they apply to the Horizon 2020 scientific cooperation program.

    Lawrence Summers, Former Obama Aid, Withdraws from Fed Chair Pool

    • Lawrence Summers, a former top economic aide to President Barack Obama and a Treasury secretary under President Bill Clinton, has withdrawn from consideration to succeed Ben Bernanke as Federal Reserve chairman, the president said on Sunday.

    Alabama Marks 50th Anniversary of Racial Church Bombing That Left Four Girls Dead

    Fifty years after a bomb ripped through a Sunday school, killing four girls and rocking a racially divided nation, the city of Birmingham, Alabama, is commemorating the tragedy that led to the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

    Jewish-Backed Argentine Soccer Team Blasted for Racist Chants

    A Jewish-backed professional Argentinian soccer team has been blasted for racist chants against a rival team.

    California Regulators Ordered a Stop to Kapparot on Eve of Yom Kippur

    California regulators ordered two Orthodox Jewish groups in Los Angeles to stop performing the Yom Kippur ritual kapparot.