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.Â The action comesÂ ahead ofÂ a final vote on the country's Pension Reform Bill.Â 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 â€śinappropriateâ€ť 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.
BritainÂ 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.Â Becky Anderson reports.