June 9th, 2010
05:37 AM ET

World update: Obama to meet with Palestinian leader

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

Mideast meeting - President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House on Wednesday, a meeting that comes at a tense time for the Middle East peace process.

Iran vote - Diplomats hoping to slap tougher sanctions on Iran because of its nuclear program will vote on a new draft resolution on Wednesday. Read the full story

Norway oil - As oil gushes in the Gulf of Mexico, Norway is suspending issuing deep-water drill licenses until it has more information on the BP oil disaster.

Peru murder - Joran Van der Sloot, the longtime suspect in the disappearance of U.S. teenager Natalee Holloway, could be formally charged as early as today in the death of a young woman in Peru. Read the full story

Philippines president - The Philippine Congress has proclaimed Benigno Aquino III as the country’s next president. Aquino won more than 15 million votes in the May election - about 5.7 million ahead of former president Joseph Estrada, the closest contender. Read the full story

Libya-U.N. - The U.N. refugee agency is in negotiations with Libya to find a solution to continue operating in the country, a day after the government ordered it to close its office. Read the full story

Bus crash - At least 20 people were killed as a bus packed with wedding guests slammed into a roadside tree in eastern India on Wednesday, police said. Read the full story

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