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While U Slept. The Big 5 Overnight Stories. Tuesday, April 27, 2010

April 27, 2010

EXTRADITED FROM U.S., PANAMA’S NORIEGA ARRIVES IN FRANCE Former dictator lands at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport on flight from Miami, where he was long jailed in special quarters. French authorities want to try him on money laundering charges for purchase of luxury Paris apartments. (AP)

KYRGYZSTAN INTERIM GOVT CHARGES OUSTED LEADER WITH MURDER President Kurmanbek Bakiev likely to be tried in absentia for deaths of protesters in street battles that led him to flee country. (CNN)

REID TO FORCE REPUBLICANS ON WALL STREET REFORM Senate leader has called for repeated votes on the issue to highlight Republican opposition to Democratic-sponsored crackdown on financial shenanigans. (TheHill)

STOCKS DROP, FEAR OF GREEK CONTAGION SPREADS Share prices fall in Greece, Portugal and Spain as Europe’s debt crisis gains steam. China benchmark index also drops to six-month low. (Bloomberg)

EGG-TOSSING MAYHEM IN UKRAINIAN PARLIAMENT ON RUSSIA VOTE Lawmakers hurl eggs and smoke bombs inside Ukraine’s Parliament over hot-button debate on Russian naval base. (Guardian video)

BONUS: BEST RESTAURANT IN WORLD IS IN DENMARK Copenhagen’s Noma serves “edible dirt,” and other fare. (WSJ)

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