April 16th, 2010
05:11 AM ET

World update: Volcano still causing travel chaos

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

Volcano disruption – Volcanic ash from Iceland has snarled air traffic across Europe for a second straight day, causing the cancellation of thousands of flights. The UK air authority says that “in general, the situation cannot be said to be improving with any certainty.” Read the full story

Chinese quake death toll climbs - Premier Wen Jiabao has traveled to China's earthquake-devastated zone as the death toll edged close to 800 by Friday morning. Read the full story

Thai unrest – Three anti-government protest leaders made a bold escape after Thai security authorities surrounded a Bangkok hotel Friday. Read the full story

Iranian pres.: Wants to help the U.S. come out of isolation – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has penned a letter to President Obama, telling his American counterpart that Iran is Obama's only option for success, state-run media has reported. Read the full story

UK election debate – Full-on American-style politics came to Britain Thursday, as the leaders of the three big parties held the country's first-ever televised election debate. More on the UK election

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