• Sejersted, former head of Nobel Peace Prize Committee dies

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Francis Sejersted, former chairman of the Nobel Peace Committee that hands out the coveted award in the Norwegian capital, has died. He was 79.

  • In this Monday Jan. 17, 2011 file photo, Former Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak attends a press conference at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem. Former Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s comments that Israel came close to ordering an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities but was thwarted by military men and cowardly politicians could shake up Israeli politics. The leaked interview, in which Barak also described Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as indecisive and obsessively pessimistic, was the talk of the town Sunday in an Israel obsessed about Iran.  (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)

    Ehud Barak’s Iran bombshell could shake up Israeli politics

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s comments that Israel nearly attacked Iran’s nuclear facilities but the plan was scuttled by military men and cowardly politicians could shake up Israeli politics.