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President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are receiving a warm welcome in France in meetings with French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, as they continue their European country hopping.
President Obama is delivering a town hall meeting this morning to a European audience, talking about various issues including a dramatic goal of “a world without nuclear weapons" which he will outline in the coming days.
He is taking q’s from the audience in French and German, this should be interesting! Ed Henry will bring you highlights.
But it’s not just President Obama and his counterpart in France making headlines today. Even though their husbands have some of the most important jobs in the world, First Lady Michelle and her counterpart Carla Bruni-Sarkozy are capable of stealing their own headlines, particularly in the fashion world. Randi Kaye will tell you more about the style and impact of these women in Europe.
Back home on our turf, the jobless rate jumps to 8.5%, the highest since late 1983. But the markets have been on a winning streak, the dow is up 6% in the last 3 days, and flirted with 8,000 yesterday. Ali Velshi puts it into perspective tonight.
We are keeping our eye on North Korea as our President sent a public warning to the country today, calling on Pyongyang to back off plans to launch what the U.S. believes to be a missile, but North Korea says is a rocket carrying a satellite. The window this launch may go off begins in our hour tonight, so we’ll have our Asia reporters on standby to give us the latest.
A court in Malawi has rejected Madonna’s request to adopt a second child from the African country, because a judge said prospective parents must be a resident for at least 18 months. What do you make of this ruling?
Erica Hill spotted a story about a Queens, NY judge who threw out a lawsuit brought against a subway station agent + train conductor who witnessed a rape in a subway station. The judge said the 2 employees took “prompt and decisive” action in summoning the police, (read: instead of intervening). The police did not arrive in time to prevent the woman from being raped twice after kicking and screaming past the agent’s booth as he watched. We'll have more on this story.
See you tonight!
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