While U Slept: The Big 5 Overnight Stories. Friday, Feb. 19, 2010

February 19, 2010

Military Coup in Niger Other African leaders condemn junta takeover, suspension of constitution.  (BBC)

Report: China Cyber  Attacks on Google Traced to Schools Probe finds online attacks came from university and vocational school, and began as early as April. (NYTimes)

A Top Taliban Figure Killed in Pakistan Late night U.S. missile strike hits brother of senior Afghan Taliban commander, latest in a series of successful targeted strikes of top rebel leaders. (AP)

Asia and Europe Stocks Down, Dollar Up After Fed Raises Rate Markets down after four-day streak following rise in discount rate. Pound at nine-month low against dollar. (Bloomberg)

Carrefour Cracks India Market French retail giant will open operations later in 2010 after seven years of trying to enter the world’s second most populous country. (Reuters)


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