Deadly Blasts hit Bangkok Protest: A series of explosions hit the Thai capital where 3 people have been reported dead, and many more injured. Just recently, the unsettled atmosphere has been heightened with anti-government protesters clashing with pro-government demonstrators.
Obama to Wall Street: 'Join Us, Instead of Fighting Us': At a speaking engagement in New York, Obama challenged Wall Street banking titans to be a part of Financial reform rather than against it. Among those in attendance were the top executives from some of the largest banking institutions, including Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, and Morgan Stanley.
Riding Surge in Support, UK's Third Party in Spotlight: Prime Ministerial candidate Nick Clegg and his Liberal Democratic party surged in the polls after the first of three debates between the Conservatives David Cameron, and the Labour Party's Gordon Brown. The Liberal Democrats are perenially the third choice party in Britain, but have gained momentum in recent weeks with the May 6th election on the horizon.
Greek Workers Strike, Warn of Social Explosion: Thousands of Greek civil servants marched to protest public wage cuts, a pension freeze, and tax hikes instituted by the government to help Greece out of a fiscal crisis which has deeply affected global markets. Unions, workers, and analysts have said that this is not a uniquely larger demonstration than the many held previously, but warned that anger and social unrest is contunuing to build up in the country.