World update: Latest leaks include royal outburst
November 30th, 2010
06:26 AM ET

World update: Latest leaks include royal outburst

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

WikiLeaks leak - Latest revelations from WikiLeaks describe an astonishing outburst from Britain’s Prince Andrew at a lunch in Kyrgyzstan, and reveal information that shows that China is losing patience with North Korea and is not averse to the notion of a reunified Korea.

UK student protests - UK students are set to take to the streets in London again today to protest against university fee increases.

FIFA scandal - A BBC documentary is shining a spotlight on alleged corruption in FIFA by claiming that officials have been taking bribes for years.

Medvedev speech - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev used his state of the nation speech on Tuesday to accuse law enforcement agencies of being linked to organised crime groups, and called for fines for bribery to be increased.

Nigeria poisoning - CNN returns to the scene of the world's worst ever recorded lead-poisoning outbreak. And it's much worse than anyone first imagined – with over four hundred children dead and "90 percent" of the children in the affected villages in need of emergency treatment according to aid workers. We talk to parents, cleanup operators and profile the cleanup efforts. Read the full story

France Street View - A search engine's view on the street raises complaints and a prompts a charm offensive ... as Jim Bittermann reports.

Picasso haul - In the 1970s, Pablo Picasso employed a local electrician in France. That elderly retired electrician says he kept a trunkful of 271 Picasso works of art in his garage - works never seen before outside the original studio. The electrician says the great artist gave him the works.    Picasso's estate, however, has filed a lawsuit.

Royal premiere - It's the Royal Premiere of the latest Narnia adaption “The Voyage of the Dawntreader” with Her Majesty the Queen scheduled to attend.

Wallis Simpson jewels - Twenty pieces from The Jewels of the Duchess of Windsor go on sale at Sotheby's London.

Ivory Coast election - Early results from a small portion of ballots in Ivory Coast's presidential runoff gave former Prime Minister Alassane Ouattara a lead over the incumbent, Laurent Gbagbo, the country's electoral commission says.  The results showed Ouattara leading Gbagbo by a margin of 60 percent to 40 percent. But the count was limited to a portion of votes cast overseas, about 15,000 of the west African nation's 5.7 million registered voters.

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  1. Lewis Prothero

    So I read that the former United States is so desperate for medical supplies that they have allegedly sent several containers filled with wheat and tobacco. A gesture, they said, of good will. You wanna know what I think? Well, you're listening to my show, so I will assume you do... I think it's high time we let the colonies know what we really think of them. I think its payback time for a little tea party they threw for us a few hundred years ago. I say we go down to those docks tonight and dump that crap where everything from the Ulcered Sphincter of @$$-erica belongs! Who's with me? Who's bloody with me?

    November 30, 2010 at 6:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Lewis Prothero

      Did you like that? USA... Ulcered Sphincter of @$s-erica, I mean what else can you say? Here was a country that had everything, absolutely everything. And now, 20 years later, is what? The world's biggest leper colony. Why? G0dlessness. Let me say that again... G0dlessness. It wasn't the war they started. It wasn't the plague they created. It was Judgement. No one escapes their past. No one escapes Judgement. You think he's not up there? You think he's not watching over this country? How else can you explain it? He tested us, but we came through. We did what we had to do. Islington. Enfield. I was there, I saw it all. Immigrants, Muslims, h0m0$3xuals, terrorists. Disease-ridden degenerates. They had to go. Strength through unity. Unity through faith. I'm a G0d-fearing Englishman and I'm g0dd@mn proud of it!

      November 30, 2010 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  2. Rocketship

    With the standards model of social norms having been shifted by risk for speculation being dumped onto the people.
    It is very possible that a cause and effect disconnect has been thrown between action and social status.
    Trolls may be the new short sellers Julie.
    Your facebook popularity meritocracy could be burned to ashes sooner than you think.

    November 30, 2010 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  3. Rocketship

    Selective editing of posts is nothing more than propaganda.
    What's the deal?

    November 30, 2010 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  4. mjwilstein

    Jimmy Kimmel revealed the secret nicknames of world leaders from the Wikileaks cables last night:

    November 30, 2010 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  5. Rocketship

    Debt contagion / not putting up posts / Debt contagion / You got your wish / Debt contagion / Degreed arrogance / Why won't the post publish? / Cup of coffee. / Debt contagion spreads. / A buck fifty. / What's the deal cnn? / Not make any sense to reduce deductive credibility. / Whatever. /

    November 30, 2010 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  6. Rocketship

    Well ok then conformity it is.

    November 30, 2010 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  7. Rocketship

    Your degreed arrogance and

    November 30, 2010 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  8. Rocketship

    a buck fifty will get you a

    November 30, 2010 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  9. Rocketship

    cup of coffee

    November 30, 2010 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  10. Rocketship

    at the local greasy

    November 30, 2010 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  11. Rocketship


    November 30, 2010 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  12. Rocketship

    Can't use the word spuun

    November 30, 2010 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  13. Rocketship

    Spo on very interesting indeed.
    Why is this a scary word.

    November 30, 2010 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  14. Rocketship

    You are first a citizen of the world.

    November 30, 2010 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Lewis Prothero

      Oppenheimer was able to change more than the course of a war. He changed the entire course of human history. Is it wrong to hold on to that kind of hope?

      November 30, 2010 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  15. Rocketship

    Of course not.
    Ghandi changed the course of human history as well freeing India from the clutches of the overarderous British empire.

    November 30, 2010 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Lewis Prothero

      But again, truth be told, if you're looking for the guilty you need only look into a mirror.

      November 30, 2010 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
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