March 11, 2010
Posted: 1732 GMT
The cameras shooting the Chilean presidential transition of power shook and rattled today as Chile was once again rocked by a strong tremor. It was probably the strongest aftershock to hit Chile since the 8.8 magnitude earthquake destroyed entire coastal villages there almost two weeks ago.
We will be live in Santiago where the head of CNN Chile Rolando Santos will tell us what the aftershock felt like and whether it is impacting presidential inauguration ceremonies in the country.
We will then take you live to Baghdad where preliminary election results in Iraq are starting to come in. It looks as though current Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki's coalition has a slight edge. But the party will have to form alliances and that could take weeks, even months. How will political wrangling impact the country?
Also, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is headed for Jordan today after a tumultuous visit to Israel and the West Bank. The Israeli government announced new housing plans in East Jerusalem just as Biden was sitting down to dinner with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The American Vice President condemned the move and Palestinians have now pulled out of indirect talks with the Israelis. We interviewed government spokesperson Mark Regev at the IDesk yesterday, and many of you had strong reactions following our energetic discussion. Keep posting your thoughts, I always appreciate open discussion!
We are also live in New York with a look at numbers on Wall Street. It may not feel like it if you are one of the millions of newly unemployed people in the U.S. and Europe, but jobless claims figures are beating expectations on a pretty regular basis. There is no more hemorrhaging of jobs in the way we saw a little more than a year ago. The only problem is that we are not adding jobs at the level the world economy needs to truly bounce back from the tyranny of slow to no growth.
That and the latest developments from Greece and Britain and your weather and sports headlines.
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