October 21st, 2010
06:27 AM ET

World update: Strikes force Lady Gaga to postpone shows

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 “inappropriate” 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.

soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Sherri W.W.

    I have said it before,and will say it again~What is going on in France is,unfortunately likely to be the "coming thing"in the U.S.,unless we all get settled down,and return to our values as a ntion.~and that does NOT MEAN the "values"of goofy*questionable people who seem,at the moment,to be trying to take over our country.I hope the media starts to help moderate some of this.~Dont media people and THIER loved ones have to live in this country too?And do reasonable folks Really want what these "fringe"people have to offer?I doubt it,so lets not be so foolish as to think what ia going on in France cannot go on here! It should only take looking at what is currently going on with our election,for us all to know better!

    October 21, 2010 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  2. k

    First, how is the world going to make it without lady ga ga? credit due, she has an incredible as.s on her. the rest of it is merely life support! tell the woman be enlightned dr bad

    October 21, 2010 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  3. Sherri W.W.

    I would love to know why my comments are being removed from cnn blogs,while other people,who make no sense~or sometimes do~but sat the same things I do,are posted????

    October 21, 2010 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  4. Sherri W.W.

    well~my comments are back up~we`ll see if they stay today.Hope so,as half~way sensible people need to de heard BADLY right now!I agree with a peson on one of the CCN blogs,who said the coming election is keeping them awake nights!~For sure ,it should keep a lot MORE of us awake!

    October 21, 2010 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  5. Texan

    Really, does ANYONE give a cr@p about what gaga is doing? Please CNNN....

    October 21, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  6. Ash

    Oh, dear God, it's growing bigger!

    October 21, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Melissa

    How is it lady ga ga's delayed concert is making headlines? The woman has NO talent. News worthy news please, CNN.

    October 21, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Gilbert

    I don't like green eggs and ham-Gilbert

    October 21, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Gilbert

    Dear Sherri W W: Do you like green eggs and ham????7

    October 21, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. k

    a .... yes it is!!!

    October 21, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  11. kim

    Nope dont give a dam about lady crap she as over as that rotten meat suit she wore her time in the spotlight is over. She jumped the shark!

    October 21, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  12. kim

    There was a article about germany and failed multiculture well i was wondering when was germany ever a tolerant place. Didnt they kill millions of jews they still have very little remorse for that.

    October 21, 2010 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  13. kim

    Lady ca ca is still over whether they keep my comment or not she crap no talent an a escape mental patient jumped the shark an im not alone in my opinions. She is a fade

    October 21, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |