May 27, 2009
Posted: 1333 GMT

Hello everyone...

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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SensibleAli   May 27th, 2009 2:03 pm ET

Opel Germany:
It's great that transatlantic relations are running smoothly. Different from 80 years ago when Opel was acquired by GM. Global crisis was looming over world then – but governments didn't cooperate then. Politicians are so much wiser now!!

Edwin Etumbo Eselem   May 27th, 2009 4:35 pm ET

A great Champions league final is being awaited all over the globe especially in Cameroon where local star Samuel Eto'o forms part of the incredible Catalonia strike force. Africa and Cameroon is watching. One of the curiosities: if Samuel Eto'o scores, he will be the first player in Barcelona history to score in two champion league finals. He already scored in 2006 in Paris. Barcelona will carry the day for a historic treble!

Chigozie Anene   May 28th, 2009 6:37 pm ET

Am a Manchester United fan, and am happy with the out come of the game..i mean its not easy to be second best...
But more good things to expect next year...
To Messi of Barcelona your the BEST...

Edwin Eselem Etumbo   June 2nd, 2009 1:52 pm ET

Eto'o scored and Barcelona did the treble. What a nite!

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