September 27th, 2010
07:05 AM ET

World update: Building restarts at West Bank settlements

An update from the CNN newsdesk in London on the stories we're following on Monday:

Abbas in France: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas meets French President Nicholas Sarkozy in Paris. The visit comes as construction at settlement sites in the West Bank begins, hours after the expiration of a 10-month Israeli government moratorium on building.

Merkel speaks to CNN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel sits down with CNN’s Becky Anderson to talk about the economy, Roma immigration, and German reunification.

Karadzic trial resumes: Former Serbian leader Radovan Karadzic appeared in court Monday in The Hague, Netherlands, to defend charges of war crimes and genocide.

Commonwealth Games fallout continues: Scottish tennis player Elena Baltacha says she will not attend the Commonwealth Games in India, citing health concerns.

British aid worker kidnapped: A British woman has been kidnapped in Afghanistan along with two Afghan drivers and a security guard, an Afghan official told CNN Monday.


soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Ancient Texan

    Israel has every right to build anywhere they want,. It's their land !!

    September 27, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  2. phil

    No, the Paletinian settlers are "grandfathered in" they have been there so long.And what about the Muslim Temple, the Dome on the Rock, built on the ruins of Solomons temple? Does Israel have the right to bulldoze it as well? of course not in both instances

    September 27, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  3. samuek

    Ancient Texan:: its funny you are actually not ancient...the land belonged to mexicans and before that natives...you dont even know where palestine is so...keep your mouth shut you ignorant...

    September 27, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |