Greece, United Kingdom, China, United States

Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 7:40pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Greece, let the countdown to the Summer Olympics begin. This morning an actress dressed as a high priestess and lit the relay torch at the birthplace of the ancient Olympics. It signaled the beginning of the race toward London for the July 27th opening ceremonies. Four-hundred and ninety torchbearers will carry the flame through Greece before it's handed over to London organizers next week.

United Kingdom – Prince Charles did the weather here. The heir to the British throne and his wife Camilla caught many viewers off guard during an afternoon broadcast. The royal couple did it to mark BBC’s television's 60th anniversary in Scotland.

China – Officials at Ferrari have apologized after an employee did donuts on top of a 600-year-old landmark. A dealership hoisted the car atop the Ming Dynasty Wall as part of a promotional event. City officials have reportedly fired the head of the agency in charge of protecting that wall.

United States – One World Trade Center probably won't be the tallest building in the country after all. Word is the developer is dropping a plan to enclose the 408-foot antenna on top because it is too expensive. So 2-Chicago skyscrapers will stay on top.

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