While U Slept: Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Tuesday, November 30, 2010

November 30, 2010

WIKILEAKS: CHINA IS READY FOR KOREAN UNIFICATION Latest batch of leaked documents reveal that China is privately distancing itself from the North Korean regime, which senior Beijing figures regard as a “spoiled child.”(Guardian)

EUROPEAN COMMISSION LAUNCHES ANTITRUST PROBE OF GOOGLE US internet giant being investigated after other search engines complained that the firm had abused its dominant position. (BBC)

EURO ZONE’S DEBT CRISIS DEEPENS Euro falls to its lowest level against the dollar in two months, as investors push risk premiums on Spanish and Italian bonds to euro lifetime highs and Portugal warns of bank risks. (Reuters)


PENTAGON STUDY REVEALS THAT SOLDIERS OK WITH GAY TROOPS New survey argues that gay troops could serve openly without hurting the military’s ability to fight as debate builds over repealing the 17-year-old “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. (AP)

NEW REPORT: EXTRA VITAMIN D, CALCIUM SUPPLEMENTS ARE UNNECESSARY Study finds most people have enough vitamin D in their blood supplied by their diets and natural sources like sunshine, and doctors should stop prescribing supplements. (NYT)

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