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While U Slept: Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Friday, December 3, 2010

December 3, 2010

RANGEL IS FIRST HOUSE MEMBER CENSURED IN 27 YEARS Congressional colleagues issue formal but not fatal punishment to the 40-year Congressional veteran for ethical improprieties. New York Rep. responds: “Everybody knows I’m an honest guy.” (WashPost)

IVORY COAST MILITARY SEALS BORDERS IN POST ELECTION TENSION Foreign media also silenced as tensions rise over the outcome of the presidential election run-off where opposition candidates’ apparent victory is rejected by Constitutional Council. (BBC)

WIKILEAKS SITE GOES DOWN, BACK UP WITH NEW SWISS ADDRESS American company that had been directing traffic to the WikiLeaks website withdraws its services, making the site invisible for several hours. WikiLeaks announced Friday on Twitter that it could be seen using a new address,wikileaks.ch , which is operated by a Swiss academic network. (Reuters)

ISRAEL WILDFIRES KILL 40-PLUS, FOREIGN AIDE ARRIVES Shifting winds have pushed flames near a neighborhood in Haifa and the Hai Bar nature reserve. (CNN)

CHINA WILL TIGHTEN MONETARY POLICY NEXT YEAR Top leaders in China increasingly concerned about inflation and an overheated economy even as others grapple with a global recession. (NYT)

 

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