England, France, Iceland, Mexico

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 6:05pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – England, he wowed them in Westminster. President Obama gave a speech to the British Parliament. The hot topic was working with the U.S. to fight freedom all around the world. He was the first U.S. President with the chance to address Britain’s Parliament. The President Obama is half way through this 6-day, 4-country tour.

France – Police there are setting up a number of checkpoints where G-8 leaders including the President will meet tomorrow. Security has been visibly tightened today, before eighteen Heads of State and 2,500 delegates will meet tomorrow. It's the first meeting of G-8 leaders since Osama Bin Laden was killed.

Iceland – People who live near the volcano that erupted recently have started the clean up. Even sheep that were outside while the ash fell have been shaking off the ashes. Scientists say the volcano has started calming down, after an eruption this weekend sent ash as high as 12-miles into the air. There aren't any reports of deaths because of the heavy ash, although it has disrupted air travel all over Europe.

Mexico – The finance minister is calling for an open and transparent selection process for the next IMF chief. The former man in charge Dominique Strauss-Kahn resigned amid accusations he sexually assaulted a maid at a luxury New York City hotel. The IMF’s 24-member executive board is expected to make a decision by the end of June.

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