July 10, 2009
Posted: 1818 GMT
It's the end of a busy week for the Idesk. President Obama's trip to Moscow, the G8 summit, the Vatican and in a few hours, Ghana in West Africa.
We've been asking why three presidents so far, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and now Barack Obama have all traveled to Ghana, and not an economically more imposing country such as Nigeria.
"Part of the reason that we're traveling to Ghana is because you've got there a functioning democracy, a President who's serious about reducing corruption (...)" Barack Obama told reporters at the G8 closing news conference.
We will be live in Rome, with more on the president's statements on Iran and his meeting with the Pope and will take you live to Ghana, for more on the preparations and the huge excitement surrounding the first family's arrival.
Plus, I'll talk live to Michael Ware, who has an exclusive report on how Pakistani leaders are saying they are in contact with top Taliban commanders and can bring them to the negotiating table with the United States. We'll ask if this could be a way out for Americans in Afghanistan.
We are live on Wall Street, in Kabul, London and Costa Rica for the rest of the day's top news.
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