An update from the CNN newsdesk in London on the stories we're following on Friday:
Coup attempt? South American leaders are meeting in Argentina to discuss the political situation in Ecuador. The president there, Rafael Correa, has accused police of an attempted coup.
â€˜Kidnapped children are freeâ€™: Authorities in Nigeria have recovered 15 schoolchildren, who were whisked away by kidnappers earlier this week, a police spokesman said Friday.
Musharrafâ€™s new political party:Â Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, once one of the United States' strongest allies in the fight against terrorism, launches a new political party as he ramps up for what looks like another run at the top job.
An update from the CNN newsdesk in London on the stories we're following on Wednesday:
Official: German citizen details plot: U.S. officials warn of potential "Mumbai-style" terror plots across Europe in which gunmen would create as many casualties and as much chaos as possible against soft targets.
Austerity protests: Unions have planned a day of demonstrations across Europe to express anger at austerity measures adopted across the continent. The protests coincide with a general strike in Spain.
Drill at halfway point: The rescue drill attempting to reach 33 trapped miners in Chile has reached its midway point, sparking celebrations among rescuers and those waiting on the surface.
Kremlin vs. mayor:Â Ousted Moscow Mayor Yuri LuzhkovÂ has accused the Kremlin of promoting the repression of freedom of expression after he was sacked by Russian President DmitryÂ Medvedev, Russian media report.
An update from the CNN newsdesk in London on the stories we're following on Tuesday:
Vessel taken to Ashdod: The Israeli navy took over an aid vessel that attempted to sail to Gaza on Tuesday despite a blockade to the occupied territory, a spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces said.
Settlement issue looms: The U.S. special Mideast envoy arrives in Israel Tuesday as the United States continues its full-court press for resumption of peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians. FULL POST
An update from the CNN newsdesk in London on the stories we're following on Monday:
Abbas in France: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas meets French President Nicholas Sarkozy in Paris. The visit comes as construction at settlement sites in the West Bank begins, hours after the expiration of a 10-month Israeli government moratorium on building.
Merkel speaks to CNN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel sits down with CNNâ€™s Becky Anderson to talk about the economy, Roma immigration, and German reunification.