May 27, 2009
Posted: 1333 GMT
First of all, Isha Sesay is doing double-duty at the I-Desk, while Hala does her civic duty in the United States (meaning: she has jury duty).
Alright, down to business:
We have a busy day at the I-Desk, starting with German officials meeting with Opel, regarding the auto company's future. There are several other enterprises, which are bidding to buy Opel, including companies from Canada, the U.S., Italy and Russia. Opel, of course, is General Motors' subsidiary in Germany... and, GM is dealing with its own issues. We'll be talking live Diana Magnay, outside an Opel factory, and with Stephanie Elam, who's handling the GM side of things.
Also on the agenda, the Champions League final. Manchester United and Barcelona face off in Rome, just before the late edition of I-Desk gets underway. We'll have live updates throughout the hour, including live pictures from Manchester & Barcelona, as fans celebrate (or don't celebrate) their teams.
We'll also continue to bring you the latest on the situation in North Korea, following another missile launch. And, the situation in South Asia keeps getting worse. Nearly 200 people are dead in Bangladesh, following a killer cyclone earlier this week. Our World Weather Team are closely monitoring the situation.
That'll do it for now... Don't forget to vote on our poll (see below). Who will win the Champions League final?? We'll see... at the I-Desk!
J the P.
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