June 30th, 2010
06:16 AM ET

World update: Merkel faces challenging vote

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

Leader under pressure: A new German president is scheduled to be elected Wednesday, with the vote seen as a test of chancellor Angela Merkel and her current policies.

Amusement park deaths: An accident on a ride at a Chinese amusement park has left six dead, and several more injured, Chinese media agencies reported Tuesday. Read more

Fight over school crucifixes: Italy will fight Wednesday against a European court ruling that crucifixes in classrooms violate students' right to freedom of religion. Read more

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