An update from the CNN newsdesk in London on the stories we're following on Tuesday:
Vessel taken to Ashdod: The Israeli navy took over an aid vessel that attempted to sail to Gaza on Tuesday despite a blockade to the occupied territory, a spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces said.
Settlement issue looms: The U.S. special Mideast envoy arrives in Israel Tuesday as the United States continues its full-court press for resumption of peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians.
Political moves? North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's youngest son apparently was among more than 30 military promotions announced by his father during celebrations of the Workers' Party of Korea's 65th anniversary, state news agency reports. Kim Jong Un has been widely rumored to be his ailing father's anointed successor.
Medvedev sacks Moscow mayor: The Russian president has fired Yuri Luzhkov, the mayor of Moscow, saying he has lost confidence in his ability to run the city, the Kremlin has announced today. Luzhkov ran the sprawling metropolis for almost two decades.
Champions League: Europe’s premier club competition returns to action – matches include Chelsea’s home match against Marseille.
Ryder Cup practice day: Final preparations for golf’s premiere team event get underway at the Celtic Manor resort near Newport, south Wales. Stars players in attendance include Tiger Woods, Lee Westwood and Phil Mickelson.