An update from London on some of the developing international stories we're following on Friday:
North Korea tension - North Korea says there will be a "physical response" in reaction to the planned joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea.
Israel weapons - Israel pledged to limit the use of munitions containing white phosphorus and make greater efforts to protect civilians during conflicts, in a report this week to the United Nations. Read the full story
Australia climate change - Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has embraced the same policy on climate change that her predecessor failed to pass, but said in a campaign speech on Friday that any action would be delayed until at least 2012. Read the full story
Mauritania militants - The French military provided "technical support" to Mauritania in an operation against suspected al Qaeda militants, the French defense ministry said Friday.
Royal jewels - More than 70 years after England's King Edward abdicated the throne to marry Wallis Simpson, some of the couple's jewels are coming up for sale.
Japan prime minister - Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan is used to political lashings. But the latest one is from his own wife. In a book titled, "What On Earth Will Change in Japan After You Become Prime Minister," first lady Nobuko Kan writes bluntly about her husband's shortcomings.