November 3, 2009
Posted: 1750 GMT

Hello everyone,

We are live with Senior International Correpondent Nic Robertson for a report on accused war criminal Radovan Karadciz in the Hague.

There was some courtroom drama and reaction from around the world on his apperance today. We will also ask what we know about the last "big catch" from the Bosnian war, Ratko Mladic, who is still on the run.

Also today, we take you live to Washington, DC for a report on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to the White House and her address to a joint session of Congress.

Plus, the Czech Republic has ratified the "Lisbon Treaty," paving the way for a revamping of the power structure within the European Unon. Phil Black is in Prague.

Then, we are live in Kabul. Sara Sidner will tell us about President Hamid Karzai's promise to fight corruption and form a representative government. Do Afghans believe him? And how will this affect President Obama's decision on troop levels?

It's not a great day on Wall Street. We will tell you what has investors spooked this time.

And the rest of the day's top stories, as always.

See you at the IDesk!


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Muthyavan.   November 4th, 2009 12:29 am ET

This week high light of two past leaders put on dock for answering past deeds one in Hague Mr Radwan Karadzic for answering his repeated human rights abuses In Serbia which might take couple of years. While other newly elected Afghanistan leader Hamid Karzai is taking office for the second time is also facing lot of expectation among the member countries who are actively supporting in the fight against the Taliban in that country. Big question among the international societies now is how the new leadership is going organise the local population gearing up support for establishing a legitimate Afghanistan united people government. which will soon bring peace to that long war torn country and prevent spreading of the drug manufacturing totally in that country.

Continued war and loss of life in Afghanistan and Pakistan will be a major issue in many capitals of the world, with the much fought election in Afghanistan to a close next step of forming a united peoples government be a challenge to all world leaders.

Karen   November 4th, 2009 7:38 am ET

Please cover Nov 4 / 13 Aban events in Iran. Follow on twitter: #iranelection @media4iran There is no free press in Iran. But people inside / outside Iran are getting the news out – please cover!

Thank you

guest   November 4th, 2009 5:18 pm ET

Will CNN cover the 23 CIA members who were convicted by courts in Italy? Thanks.

Anwar   September 2nd, 2012 6:41 pm ET

If you were in WWII, Korea, or Vietnam, you would have looked just as scread.Have you ever been in combat? Do you know what it is like to realize that people are shooting at you and trying to kill you? The battlefield in Afghanistan is no less deadly, maybe more deadly, than the battlefield in WWII.

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