The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu is in Berlin, where he had dinner with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, ahead of official talks slated for Thursday.
Officials in Ramallah have decided to submit a draft resolution on Wednesday to the UN in a bid to end Israel's hold on the West Bank. US officials are meeting with EU ministers to gauge attitudes on the conflict.
US Secretary of State John Kerry is on a whirlwind tour of Europe to talk Mideast diplomacy. At a London press conference he walked the thin line between Palestine and Israel, and blamed Putin for the troubled ruble.
An opposition bid to get whistleblower Edward Snowden invited to testify in Berlin before a NSA parliamentary inquiry has been foiled by Germany's top court. It said Germany's Court of Justice should instead decide.
A French politician has launched a verbal assault on Angela Merkel after the German leader called for more budget tightening in France and Italy. German finance minister Schäuble attempted to strike a conciliatory tone.
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