October 11th, 2010
06:21 AM ET

World update: Hungary fears second tide of toxic sludge

An update from the CNN newsdesk in London on the stories we're following on Monday:

Hungary toxic sludge - Hungarian officials have admitted that a second tide of red sludge is possible after cracks were spotted on the reservoir wall. Villages near the reservoir have been evacuated and a huge effort to build an emergency dam is under way.  But does it come too late? Read the full story

Queen Elizabeth - Queen Elizabeth II is due to unveil Cunard’s new cruise ship in Southampton, southern England, which is called the Queen Elizabeth. It is thought that the ship was named after the late Queen Mother.  Zain Verjee is reporting live from Southampton.

Mandela Book - A new Mandela book is being released this Monday titled “Conversations with myself.”  Verne Harris compiled his prison diaries, letters, speeches and correspondence into what is billed as “unhindered access into the human side of the icon.”  Barack Obama wrote the foreword to the book.  Robyn Curnow reports.

Schwarzenegger in Russia - The governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, will visit Moscow today to attend the Global Innovation Partnership Forum with the Russian President Medvedev.  Apparently the two have already been Tweeting one another.

OPEC is 50 - Its history has been marked by embargo, conflict, and war. As the oil-producing organization OPEC turns 50, John Defterios takes a look back at its origin and the current state of the cartel.

7/7 inquest - The coroner’s inquest into the 7/7 London bombings begins. One of the first issues to be addressed is whether the evidence from the MI5 officers should be heard in private due to its sensitivity.

Cameron presser - British Prime Minister David Cameron is holding a news conference at Downing Street in the run-up to the October 20 spending review, when a full range of austerity measures for public sector spending is due to be announced.

soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Ooomph

    Who is Hugary? Is that a new nation close to HuNgary?

    October 11, 2010 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Bwahahaha!


      October 11, 2010 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  2. okay

    Hugary is the illiterate inbred cousin of Hungary . Just to the south,it was founded in 1990 by a reject sect of the Ku Klux Klan from northern Arkansas ! Though now mainly inhabited by illitarate london journalists,this once was the European hub for the jihadist movement ! Hope this information helps !

    October 11, 2010 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  3. okay

    Now obviously being illiterate is contagious ! Sorry for typo ! No need to correct me ! I just learned english , sorry ! LmAo !

    October 11, 2010 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  4. phil

    Watch, there will be a new flavor ice-cream: "toxic sludge" Probably a video game as well..

    October 11, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  5. phil

    Toxic Sludge 2: the second wave. Sounds like a video game. eh?

    October 11, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |