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  • TEL AVIV, Oct 2- Shikun& Binui, Israel's leading construction group, won a contract worth $390 million from the government of Nigeria to pave and widen a highway in the Sagamu-Benin region. Shikun& Binui is controlled by the Arison Group, the investment arm of billionaire Shari Arison. Its shares were up 3.3 percent in morning trade in Tel Aviv.

  • *He mentions Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, US, France, Libya.

  • *He mentions Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, US, France, Libya.

  • UPDATE 3-Oil slips on weak global economies Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 6:45 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 1- Brent crude fell below $112 per barrel on Monday, reflecting investor concerns that a shaky global economy may hurt oil demand following fresh signs of weakness in China and Japan and evidence of a new recession in the debt-saddled euro zone.

  • *Japan's business sentiment worsens- tankan. SINGAPORE, Oct 1- Brent crude fell below $112 per barrel on Monday, reflecting investor concerns a shaky global economy may hurt oil demand following fresh evidence of weakness in China and Japan as well as persistent worries about the debt-saddled euro zone.

  • Russian markets - Factors to Watch on Oct 1 Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 2:06 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Oct 1- Here are events and news stories that could move Russian markets on Monday. MOSCOW- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev meets Facebook. MOSCOW- Moscow City Court starts hearings on appeal against conviction of three members of the punk band Pussy Riot;.

  • *Japan's business sentiment worsens- Tankan. SINGAPORE, Oct 1- Brent crude fell below $112 per barrel on Monday, reflecting investor concerns a shaky global economy may hurt oil demand following fresh evidence of weakness in China and Japan as well as persistent worries about the debt-saddled euro zone.

  • Netanyahu’s Bomb Explodes on the Internet Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | 9:12 AM ET
    Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, points to a red line he drew on a graphic of a bomb while addressing the United Nations General Assembly on September 27, 2012 in New York City.

    The day after Benjamin Netanyahu's cartoon representation of an Iranian nuclear bomb went viral on the Internet, opinion was divided on whether the Israeli prime minister's headline-grabbing prop was a stroke of presentational genius or a cheap gimmick.

  • The Message Obama Should Have Sent     Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 7:00 PM ET

    On Thursday, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the world must draw a "red line" to stop Iran's nuclear program. Larry Kudlow wants to know why President Obama didn't impose the same ultimatum. With General Wesley Clark and Alan Dershowitz, Harvard Law Professor.

  • Netanyahu Addresses UN: Draws Red Line     Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 1:55 PM ET

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the UN General Assembly, and says "the red line must be drawn on Iran's nuclear enrichment program because these enrichment facilities are the only nuclear installations that we can definitely see and credibly target."

  • An aerial view looking south along the Mediterranean coast of the walled old city of Akko in northern Israel.

    Israel is interested in developing natural gas alternatives in the eastern Mediterranean. The problem is that it is in contested waters claimed by not only Israel, but the Palestinian Authority, the Republic of Cyprus and Turkey.

  • Arab Uprisings Threaten Peace     Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 | 6:19 AM ET

    Discussing growing tensions in the Middle East, and the political and economic implications of the recent uprisings, with Karim Sadjadpour, Carnegie Endowment Iran analyst.

  • Drawing Red Lines Against Iran’s Nuclear Program Monday, 10 Sep 2012 | 4:52 PM ET
    Yuval Steinitz, Israeli Finance Minister

    The dispute between Israel and the U.S. over how to deal with Iran’s nuclear program picked up new momentum Monday, with Israel's Finance Minister weighing in on the push to draw "red lines" that Iran's nuclear program would not be able to cross.

  • Dems Reinstate Platform Language on Jerusalem, God Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 8:31 PM ET
    Western Wall, Jerusalem, Israel

    Needled by Mitt Romney and other Republicans, Democrats hurriedly rewrote their convention platform to add a mention of God and declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel after President Obama intervened to order the changes.

  • Israel: No Oil, but Now Overflowing in NatGas Monday, 6 Aug 2012 | 2:58 PM ET
    A flame rises from a tower at Yemen's second liquid natural gas plant in the coastal area of Balhaf.

    Ever since its founding as an autonomous state in 1948, Israel has relied on imported energy to meet its domestic power demands. However, offshore exploration operations have now found giant natural gas fields able to supply the country with more gas than it can use.

  • Romney Blames Media Over Trip Troubles Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 2:30 AM ET
    Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney walks back to greet journalist while boarding a campaign plane

    Mitt Romney says the media was partly to blame for his controversial week-long foreign tour that ended with the GOP candidate receiving a warm reception in Poland after a series of gaffes and missteps.

  • Romney Praises Poland's Free Enterprise, Small Govt. Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 9:34 AM ET
    Republican presidential candidate and former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney (R) shakes the hand of former Polish President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa, during a meeting at Artus Court, in Gdansk, on 30, 2012.

    Mitt Romney says in Warsaw that Poland's economy is a model of small government and free enterprise that other nations should emulate, a jab at President Obama's policies in the wake of the worst recession in decades.

  • Romney Comments in Israel Outrage Palestinians Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 10:50 AM ET
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney delivers a speech outside the Old City on July 29, 2012 in Jerusalem, Israel.

    Mitt Romney told Jewish donors in Jerusalem on Monday that their culture is part of what has allowed Israel to be more economically successful than the Palestinians, outraging Palestinian leaders who called his comments racist and out of touch.

  • Egypt: End Peace With Israel?     Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 7:48 PM ET

    Radical Islamist Mohammed Morsi won Egypt's first election since Mubarak, and now he says he wants to "re-think" peace with Israel. Radio talk show host John Batchelor, offers insight.

  • Tax Shelters: Why Israel Could Be the Next Switzerland Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 3:38 PM ET

    On June 14, the Department of Justice unsealed an indictment against three American tax preparers for helping clients avoid taxes by moving money to Israel.