*Israel at odds with U.S. over easing Iran sanctions. JERUSALEM, Nov 17- President Francois Hollande assured Israel on Sunday that France would continue to oppose an easing of economic sanctions against Iran until it was convinced Tehran had given up any pursuit of nuclear weapons.
JERUSALEM, Nov 13- Israel's new central bank chief Karnit Flug told her country on Wednesday it needs to reduce bureaucracy, become more productive and encourage a more diverse workforce. She had served as the Bank of Israel's deputy governor for 5-1/ 2 years.
OSLO, Norway-- For fostering peace on a continent ravaged by war, the European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.
JERUSALEM-- He has been the poster boy for Israel's powerhouse technology industry and a leading proponent of a great dream _ to end the world's addiction to oil. But on Tuesday, Shai Agassi stepped down as chief executive of Better Place, the Israel- based electric car company he founded with great fanfare five years ago.