The head of Syria's main opposition coalition, Mouaz Alkhatib, has said he was ready to hold talks with representatives of President Bashar al-Assad.
Nations aiming to agree on a new climate deal should focus on achieveable greenhouse gas emissions targets, said US Energy Secretary Steven Chu.
Backers of a global pact banning nuclear tests said on Tuesday they would seize on Barack Obama's disarmament initiatives to further their agenda.
Iran has allowed United Nations nuclear inspectors access to a reactor under construction after blocking visits for a year.
Josef Fritzl was sentenced to life in a psychiatric institution on Thursday for locking up and raping his daughter over 24 years.
An Austrian who fathered seven children with a daughter he locked in a cellar for 24 years pleaded guilty on Wednesday to enslavement and murder.
Peaks in anti-Semitic sentiment in Europe have tracked worsening tensions in the Middle East, an EU agency said in a working paper on Monday.
Many of Wolfsthal's young people have been drawn to Vienna in search of work, leaving a dwindling, predominantly older population.
Austrian Josef Fritzl, who imprisoned his daughter in a cellar for 24 years and fathered seven children by her, has been charged with the murder.
With yob insurance, football-shaped cakes and 100 life-size statues of former soccer hero Hans Krankl, joint host Austria is gearing up for Euro 2008 in its own special way. In a country better known for mountains and Mozart than midfielders, gradual preparations for the three-week tournament are taking on a distinct Austrian flavour.