While U Slept. The Big 5 Overnight Stories. Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010

February 25, 2010

India and Pakistan Hold First Talks since Mumbai Attacks U.S. hopes foreign ministers summit in New Delhi can help military efforts in Afghanistan. (NYTimes)

Intrigue Deepens in Probe of Killing of Hamas Leader Dubai police name additional 15 members of alleged Mossad unit suspected of carrying out assassination with the help of stolen identities and foreign passports.  At least 26 now believed involved, with passports used from Irish, French, Australian and German nationals. (Guardian)

Ukraine President Sworn In, Opposition Boycotts Viktor Yanukovich takes oath, expected to tilt nation back toward Russia. Defeated Tymoshenko, who has claimed fraud in February 7 runoff, boycotts swearing-in ceremony. (Reuters)

European Economic Sentiment Drops For First Time in 10 Months Another sign that Continent may be headed for weak recovery from recession. (MarketWatch)

Top UK Prosecutor Details New Guidelines to Stop ‘Mercy Killings’ Different standard could apply to loved ones responding to requests for assisted suicides (Times)


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