An update from the CNN newsdesk in London on the stories we're following on Wednesday:
Airport security checks - The chairman of British Airways, Martin Broughton, has described some airport security checks as “completely redundant” and has said that the UK should stop “kowtowing” to U.S. security demands.
France strikes - The Pension Reform Bill will eventually become law today as the final vote is taken this afternoon local time.
Uganda homophobia - There is a very strong anti-gay political movement in Uganda at the moment, with local politicians, supported by American conservative church leaders, pushing for laws to make being gay a capital crime.
Nigeria cholera - Nigeria is in the midst of its worst cholera outbreak in years. The number of cholera cases so far in 2010 is nearly three times the total for all of last year, and 7 times that of 2008, according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
Bond car on sale - The iconic Aston Martin driven by none other than 007 himself is set to go for sale in London today. Ayesha Durgahee takes a look at one of James Bond's trademark vehicles which is expected to fetch $5 million.
Spain austerity - In the run-up to the EU Heads of State summit in Brussels this week, Quest Means Business looks at the feel of austerity across Europe. Today we look at Spain where the economy is still very fragile and recent austerity measures such labor reform have caused outrage.
Romania austerity - Protests are due to take place in Bucharest in response to a vote on the govt’s harsh austerity measures.
Execution drug - Arizona, which is facing a shortage of a lethal injection drug, has obtained supplies from the UK. The state said it got its sodium thiopental from Britain, the first time a state has acknowledged obtaining the drug from outside the U.S. since the shortage began slowing executions in the spring. We are looking into the story.