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

Rwanda opposition - A human rights group is urging the Rwandan government to let independent experts conduct an autopsy on a top opposition member found dead weeks before elections.

Cameron on U.S. trip - British Prime Minister David Cameron continues his trip to the U.S. where he will hold meetings at the Pentagon, meet business leaders in New York, and meet U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon.

French soccer scandal - Two members of France’s World Cup team have been questioned over allegations of procuring the services of an under-age prostitute.  Franck Ribery, 27, a midfielder for Bayern Munich and Real Madrid's Karim Benzema, 22, face up to three years in jail and a fine of €45,000 (£37,600) if convicted. Read the full story

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