Israel approves more than 400 new West Bank settlement homes

Israel approves more than 400 new West Bank settlement homes

  Israeli authorities approved 466 settlement homes in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, settlement watchdog Peace Now said, despite growing international criticism over such projects. The approvals mostly involved new housing units, but a retroactive green light was also granted to 179 existing homes in the Ofarim settlement. Around 50 new units received final […]

France calls on ex-EU chief Barroso to drop Goldman Sachs job

France calls on ex-EU chief Barroso to drop Goldman Sachs job

The French government called on former European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso on Wednesday to drop plans to take a senior job at U.S. investment bank Goldman Sachs, part of a growing outcry against the move. The bank said last week it had hired Barroso, a conservative Portuguese ex-premier who headed the European Union’s executive […]