While U Slept: Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December 1, 2010

GLOBAL ARREST WARRANT ISSUED FOR WIKILEAKS’ ASSANGE Interpol calls for arrests of Australia native, who is wanted in Sweden for questioning over the alleged rape and molestation of two women. Warrant comes three days after massive release of leaked documents that have soured relations between the US and allies. (AFP)

PUTIN WARNS U.S. NOT TO INTERFERE IN RUSSIA’S AFFAIRS Russian Prime Minister responds sharply to US criticism, revealed in diplomatic cables in Wikileaks’ release, that Russian government is “an oligarchy run by the security services.” (NYT)

EGYPT’S RULING PARTY WINS FIRST ROUND OF VOTING Egypt’s National Democratic Party wins 217 seats in the first round of voting in the country’s parliamentary elections, while main opposition bloc — Muslim Brotherhood — sees presence drop from 88 seats to zero. (CNN)

IRAN EXECUTES MISTRESS OF SOCCER PLAYER Woman hanged at 5 a.m. local time at Tehran’s Evin prison is the 146th death sentence carried out in Iran this year. Sentence issued after woman was convicted nine years ago for murdering the wife of a prominent soccer star.

EURO REBOUNDS, AS CRISIS RISKS SPREADING Investors hoping that a wider bailout package may be on the way to keep debt crisis from spreading to Portugal and Italy. (Reuters)

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