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.
DNA tests showed that Austrian Josef Fritzl, who raped his daughter and kept her prisoner in a windowless cellar for 24 years, was the father of her six surviving children, police said on Tuesday. Fritzl has confessed to imprisoning his daughter Elisabeth in the cellar beneath their two-storey home and fathering seven children by her.