The government collapsed this week and banks are on life support. Icelanders are now giving the European Union another look.
The Nabucco pipeline, scheduled to start construction in 2010, would ship gas from the Caspian region and the Middle East.
Israeli and Palestinian officials met in Cairo Sunday in a bid to bolster the current cease-fire.
Europeans, who have long pushed to close the controversial facility, are hesitant to take some of its inmates.
Italy, Slovakia, Bulgaria, and Britain are among those giving nuclear another look.
A cold, divided, and annoyed Europe struggles to find a way to prevent Russia from turning down the heat. Eastern Europe, meanwhile, continues to shiver.
The Russia-Ukraine gas war has left some downstream nations with only a mild shortfall, but has incited debate on how to secure energy reserves amid regional instability.
Team Obama is more pragmatic and less ideological than its predecessors, say diplomats and campaign advisers. Afghanistan will be a foreign-policy priority.