Politics Shimon Peres

  • 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.