An update from the CNN newsdesk in London on the stories we're following on Thursday:
France strike - Some 200 demonstrators blocked France's Marseille-Provence airport for more than three hours Thursday as strikes and protests continued across the country.¬† The action comes¬†ahead of¬†a final vote on the country's Pension Reform Bill.¬† Pop star Lady Gaga postponed two Paris shows this weekend because of "the logistical difficulties due to the strikes," her website said.
Sudan report angers China - China has deemed ‚Äúinappropriate‚ÄĚ a U.N. report suggesting that Chinese bullets were used in attacks on peacekeeping troops in Darfur.
Harry hostage drama - The head of the UK Armed Forces has urged Channel 4 not to screen a dramatised documentary based on what would happen if Prince Harry were taken prisoner in Afghanistan. The channel has vowed to air the programme regardless.
Czech neo-Nazis - Four Czech neo-Nazis were sentenced Wednesday to long prison terms and steep fines for an arson attack on the house of a Roma, or Gypsy, family, which nearly killed a 2-year-old girl, the national news agency reported.
Britain¬†pre-nups - The British Supreme Court may have altered the way marriages are dissolved in England forever. A high-stakes divorce settlement between a German heiress and a French investment banker was finally decided Wednesday when the high court ruled that the couple's pre-nuptial agreement should be taken into consideration when deciding on a divorce settlement.¬† Becky Anderson reports.