Obama, Cameron to go to basketball game
President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron met in New York last year.
March 13th, 2012
03:40 AM ET

Obama, Cameron to go to basketball game

President Barack Obama, a well-known basketball fan, will treat British Prime Minister David Cameron to a little March Madness Tuesday as the two head to Ohio to catch an NCAA men's tournament basketball game.

There will be two games tipping off the tournament in Dayton, Ohio, a swing state. During halftime of the first game, Western Kentucky versus Mississippi Valley State, the two leaders will conduct a joint interview.

The leaders' trip to the game comes as Obama launched his new tournament "bracket challenge" on his campaign website.

Obama is asking those who visit the website to predict who will win the college basketball championship and to compare their picks against his.

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July 29th, 2010
06:07 AM ET

World update: French couple charged over dead babies

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

France babies - French prosecutors have filed charges against a French couple, after the bodies of eight newborn babies were found in northern France.  Read the full story

Nazi guard - Germany has indicted a former Nazi death camp guard for the murders of more than 430,000 Jews, the Simon Wiesenthal Center reports.  Samuel Kunz allegedly served at a camp in Poland.  He was Number 3 on the center's "most wanted" list. Read the full story

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July 28th, 2010
05:19 AM ET

World update: Passenger plane crashes in Pakistan

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

Pakistan plane crash - A Pakistani passenger plane with 152 people onboard crashed on the outskirts of the capital Islamabad Wednesday morning. Pakistan's information minister says no-one survived the crash, and earlier reports of survivors were incorrect. Read the full story

Spain bullfighting - The deep-rooted Spanish tradition of bullfighting is under fire in Barcelona and its region of Catalonia, where the regional parliament voted on Wednesday to ban the fights on cruelty grounds. Read the full story

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July 27th, 2010
06:25 AM ET

World update: BP posts massive $17.2 billion loss

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

BP losses - BP posted a massive quarterly loss of $17.2 billion Tuesday due to costs stemming from the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. BP said it took a pretax charge of $32.2 billion in the quarter related to the oil spill, the worst in U.S. history. That charge includes the $20 billion fund the company agreed to set up in June to cover damages related to the spill.

Serbia extradition - A London court is expected to decide Tuesday whether former Bosnian Vice President Ejup Ganic should be extradited to Belgrade after spending four months under house arrest in London. He is wanted in Serbia for conspiracy to murder in breach of the Geneva Conventions.

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July 26th, 2010
05:29 AM ET

World update: Guilty verdict in Khmer Rouge genocide trial

An update from London on some of the developing international stories we're following on Monday:

Khmer Rouge verdict - A man who ran a notorious torture prison where more than 14,000 people died during the Khmer Rouge regime has been found guilty of war crimes and sentenced to 35 years in prison in Cambodia. Read the full story

BP boss - No final decision had been made on whether embattled CEO Tony Haward will leave BP, the company said in a statement Monday morning. Read the full story

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July 23rd, 2010
05:52 AM ET

World update: North Korea vows 'physical response'

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

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July 21st, 2010
05:47 AM ET

World update: Tropical storm heading for southern China

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

China floods - A tropical storm is intensifying and heading towards southern China, adding more weather woes to a region that has already been deluged, causing suffering to millions. Read the full story

North Korea sanctions - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced new sanctions against North Korea during a trip to South Korea. The new sanctions will include freezing of some assets and are also aimed at preventing the buying and selling of arms. Read the full story

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July 14th, 2010
05:17 AM ET

World update: Argentina votes on gay marriage

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

Gay marriage - The Argentine Senate votes Wednesday on a gay marriage bill that has already passed the lower chamber of Congress. The bill would give gay couples equal marriage rights, including the ability to adopt children. Read the full story

Yemen attacks - Two security officials were killed and two wounded when gunmen launched coordinated attacks on separate security buildings in southern Yemen on Wednesday, the ruling party Mu'tamar's website said. The attacks took place in the Abyan province as security forces were queuing up for morning marches, local officials told CNN.

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July 13th, 2010
05:20 AM ET

World update: Bomb belt found in Uganda explosion probe

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

Uganda bombings - Ugandan officials have recovered an explosives-laden belt from a residential area as the investigation continues into a trio of bombings that killed at least 74 people. Read the full story

Cuba prisoners - The first group among 52 Cuban political prisoners to be freed is expected to arrive in Spain on Tuesday.  A group of prisoners left the island nation on a commercial flight on Monday night.

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July 9th, 2010
06:48 AM ET

World update: Suicide car bomber kills 49 in Pakistan

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

Deadly bombing - A suicide car bomber killed 49 people and wounded 100 others Friday when his vehicle exploded in a market in Mohmand Agency in Pakistan’s tribal region, officials said.

Spy exchange - Ten Russian agents who were expelled from the United States for intelligence gathering were expected to arrive in Vienna, Austria, Friday morning on a chartered flight, a U.S. federal law enforcement official said.

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July 8th, 2010
06:49 AM ET

World update: Newborn baby cut free from aircraft toilet

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

Aircraft birth - An unmarried Indian woman delivered a baby in the toilet of an international flight and abandoned the infant in the plane’s washroom, police and doctors said Thursday.  Cabin crew of the Turkmenistan Airlines rushed the newborn to a hospital as the plane arrived in the northern Indian city of Amritsar on Wednesday, according to police.  The toilet was taken to the hospital with the baby, and surgeons had to cut it away to get the newborn out, according to a doctor at Amritsar’s Fortis Escorts hospital. Read the full story

Terrorism suspects - Three suspects whose arrests were announced Thursday by Norwegian authorities were held in connection with an ongoing investigation into terrorist plots in New York and the United Kingdom, Norwegian security authorities say.

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July 7th, 2010
05:54 AM ET

World update: Verdict due in Noriega trial

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Manuel Noriega, hidden under a white sheet, leaves a Paris courthouse following his extradition on April.

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

Noriega trail - A verdict is expected in France on Wednesday in the money-laundering trial of former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega. Prosecutors are calling for Noriega to be jailed for 10 years and for money he allegedly received dishonestly to be seized.  He denies the charges. Read the full story

Anti-whaling activist - Anti-whaling activist Peter Bethune was given a two-year suspended prison sentence and five years' probation Wednesday by a Tokyo district court judge for his role in boarding a Japanese whaling ship. Read the full story

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July 6th, 2010
05:41 AM ET

World update: French parliament debates burqa ban

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

Burqa debate - The French parliament begins debate Tuesday on a bill that would ban women from wearing Islamic veils, such as the burqa, that fully cover the face and body. A vote is not expected until next week, after which it goes to the French Senate for a vote likely in the fall.

Iran stoning - A veteran Iranian human rights activist has warned that Sakineh Mohammadie Ashtiani, a mother of two, could be stoned to death at any moment under the terms of a death sentence handed down by Iranian authorities. Read the full story

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July 5th, 2010
06:09 AM ET

World update: 12 held over Pakistan suicide bombings

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

Arrests over bombings - Pakistani authorities say they have arrested 12 people in connection with suicide bomb attacks that killed 50 and injured more than 200 at a Lahore shrine last week.

Poland vote - Interim President Bronislaw Komorowski holds a 5 percentage-point lead in Poland's runoff election with 95 percent of the votes counted, the national election commission says.

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July 1st, 2010
05:28 AM ET

World update: Mexico braced for floods as Alex hits

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

Hurricane Alex - Heavy rains pelting northeastern Mexico left at least one person dead and thousands more in shelters as Hurricane Alex moved inland, Mexican emergency officials say. Read the full story

L’Oreal trial - The 87-year-old heiress to the L'Oreal cosmetics fortune is at the center of a trial starting Thursday in Paris - a case involving secret recordings, butlers, bank accounts, and billions of dollars in assets.

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June 28th, 2010
05:33 AM ET

World update: Turkey closes airpace to Israeli planes

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

Turkey airspace - Turkey has closed its airspace to Israeli planes in the wake of May's Gaza flotilla raid, Turkey's prime minister says.

Ship hijacked - A Singaporean ship with 19 Chinese sailors onboard was hijacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia, China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported Monday.

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June 24th, 2010
05:40 AM ET

World update: New Australia PM to call election

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

Australia PM - Julia Gillard becomes Australia's first female prime minister, replacing Kevin Rudd as Labor Party leader and vowing to call a general election "in coming months." Read the full story

Train tragedy - At least 12 people were killed and 14 injured by a train in a town south of Barcelona, Spain. The accident happened as a group tried to cross the tracks after getting off a local train in the town of Castelldefels. Many were heading to the Fiesta de San Juan, which celebrates the year's shortest night. Read the full story

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June 23rd, 2010
06:30 AM ET

World update: Insurgents killed in Afghan offensive

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

Afghan offensive - Afghan and international troops have killed a "large number of insurgents" during an offensive this week, NATO's International Security Assistance Force says.

China floods - A fresh breach of a river dike in eastern China is causing fresh flooding in an area already inundated, according to state-media reports. About 100,000 people fled earlier flooding from the Fu River in Jiangxi province.

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June 21st, 2010
06:11 AM ET

World update: El Salvador bus attack kills 11

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

Bus attack - At least 11 passengers were killed and eight others injured Sunday night when assailants set fire to a mass transit bus in San Salvador, El Salvador, police said. Witnesses said people on motorcycles intercepted the bus, doused it with gasoline and closed the doors with the passengers inside. Read the full story

China currency - China says it no longer will peg its currency to the value of the U.S. dollar, and that caused financial markets in Asia to move up.  The decision comes just ahead of the big international summit in Canada which will include finance ministers and central bank governors discussing world finances. Read the full story

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June 18th, 2010
06:36 AM ET

World update: U.S. calls for Kyrgyzstan investigation

An update from London on some international stories we expect to develop on Friday:

Kyrgyzstan killings - A U.S. official has called for a "substantial" investigation into the killings of more than 170 people during recent ethnic clashes in Kyrgyzstan. Assistant Secretary of State Robert Blake was at a refugee camp near the border in Uzbekistan, where thousands of ethnic Uzbeks fled violence in neighboring Kyrgyzstan.

Mine blast - Rescue operations have been halted at a coal mine in northwest Colombia where an explosion killed at least 11 miners and trapped 62 others, a state governor says. 

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