JERUSALEM. Israel's prime minister-designate took a break from her efforts to form a new government Tuesday to meet with the chief Pale...
Israel's prime minister-designate took a break from her efforts to form a new government Tuesday to meet with the chief Palestinian peace negotiator, signaling she will keep negotiations going despite the country's political uncertainty. Tzipi Livni and the Palestinian negotiator, Ahmed Qureia, have met regularly since peace talks were formally relaunched at a U.S.-hosted summit last November. But Tuesday's talks in Jerusalem were the first since Livni last week was elected head of the ruling Kadima Party, replacing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who is being forced from office by a corruption scandal.Qureia said that Livni assured him she would continue the negotiations throughout the coalition-building process.
A masked gunman whose violent YouTube postings prompted police to question him just a day earlier opened fire Tuesday at his trade school in western Finland, killing 10 people and burning some of their bodies before shooting himself in the head. Witnesses said panic broke out as the gunman, dressed in black and carrying a large bag, entered the school in Kauhajoki and started firing in a classroom where students were taking an exam. The shootings began just before 11 a.m. local time, as about 150 students were at the Kauhajoki School of Hospitality.