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While U Slept: Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Monday, November 8, 2010

November 8, 2010

OBAMA SUPPORTS FED’S POLICIES At a press conference in India, President Obama formally announces his support for the Federal Reserve’s recent plan to inject $600 billion into the US economy. (NYT)

GERMAN TRAIN CARRYING NUCLEAR WASTE ROLLS ON, DESPITE PROTESTS
A train carrying nuclear waste leaves France for Germany, despite the efforts of thousands of protesters, who sat on the track in the hopes of blocking it. (CNN)

NEW OIL LEAKS PLAGUE QANTAS
At least six of Qantas’ A380 Airbus planes will remain grounded for the next 72 hours, after airline officials discovered new oil leaks in the engines of three different aircraft. (NYT)

THE QUEEN JOINS FACEBOOK Queen Elizabeth II joins Facebook, attracting 40,000 followers within the first hour. (Telegraph)

GREEK PRIME MINISTER PUSHES FORWARD WITH AUSTERITY MEASURES Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou promises to pursue more stringent austerity measures, while abandoning his threat to call a snap general election. (AP)

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