June 1st, 2010
05:05 AM ET

World update: Turkey to pick up citizens from Israel

An update from London on some of the international stories we expect to develop on Tuesday:

Gaza flotilla - Turkey is dispatching three planes to bring back 20 citizens injured in the raid on a flotilla carrying humanitarian goods to Gaza, according to the Turkish Prime Minister's Web site. Read the full story

Air France crash – Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary of the crash of Air France Flight 447.  The Airbus A330-200 crashed into the Atlantic ocean, killing 228 people, as it headed from Brazil to France. A series of ceremonies will take place in Paris on Tuesday, and a Mass has been held in Rio de Janeiro. Read the full story

Gulf oil spill - President Barack Obama will meet Tuesday with the heads of a new commission created to investigate how to prevent future oil spills like the devastating leak from BP's Gulf of Mexico well. Read the full story

Japan whaling - Australia has asked the International Court of Justice in The Hague to weigh in on Japan's whaling activities in the Antarctic. Japan calls the move "regrettable." But Australia says it's a necessary step in order to prevent the slaughter of whales in the name of science. Read the full story

Afghanistan fighting – U.S. and Afghan troops have secured a district of Nuristan province in Afghanistan in operation to quell an uprising of insurgents, NATO and Afghan officials say.

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  1. damiao

    http://www.englishtips-self-taught.blogspot.com

    June 1, 2010 at 6:05 am | Report abuse |
  2. lisa

    let us be honest about Israel
    it is a country sent killer to other country and murder other nationals
    it is a country invade other country's boarders
    it is a country has nuclear weapons
    it is a country using its military power to close another country's boarders not only on land but also at sea, and try to starve another nation.
    how many more....?
    we, western countries, should we still support Israel?
    should we still sanction another to make Israel even more stronger?
    Shame on you USA, shame on you all the western countries who still supports Israel.
    We should advocate a nuclear free middle east, starts with Israel first.
    Also, by tightening its own belt, the US should not provide Israel with 2 billion aid each year. This is why middle east becoming so imbalanced and Isreal is doing whatever they want.

    June 1, 2010 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
    • mahesan

      What wrong on Israel?
      Israel not invading other than their own land.Its occupied by other nations
      Also they built their mosque in the place of jews temple ( where Jehovah witnessed).
      How Jerusalem & temple invaded by these fake palestians ( no one palestian still alive, that nations diminished< these people are arabs not a palestians) , by war, by weopen. How many jews killed by them? how jews sold for footwears to other nations? Do u lived on tat time? do condemned this?
      Thes arabians (called palestians) should leave Jerusalem , they can move to other many arab countries.
      ISRAEL SHOULD REGAIN ALL THE PROMISED LAND (ABRAHAM).

      June 1, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  3. jackrabbit

    Lisa
    Now let us have Israel's side.

    June 1, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  4. mahesan

    ISRAEL GO AHEAD , DON'T BE DISMAYED. ITS YOUR PROMISED LAND. WE ALL OVER THE WORLD BEHIND YOU.THE PEOPLE BEHIND YOU IS MORE & MORE THAN THEM. WE WIL COME OUT on STREET AND V GIVE OUR SUPPORT TO YOU LEGALLY AS PER OUR COUNTRY NORMS.

    June 1, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |