While U Slept. Big 5 News Breaking Overnight. Wednesday, December 23, 2010

December 23, 2010

whileUslept is a production of Worldcrunch

NORTH KOREA READY FOR “SACRED WAR” North Korea Military chief says country is ready for a “sacred war of justice” using the nuclear deterrent, as South Korea holds military exercises near border. (BBC)

GLOBAL STOCKS AT HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE SEP 2008 World stocks continue climb, while oil held near a two-year peak as favorable U.S. data reinforced expectations economic growth will retain momentum into next year. (Reuters)

PARCEL BOMB AT SWISS EMBASSY IN ROME Parcel explodes, seriously injuring at least one diplomatic employee. (NYT)

FORMER ARGENTINE LEADER SENTENCED TO LIFE Jorge Rafael Videla is convicted and sentenced to life in prison for human rights abuses during his 1976-1981 rule. (CNN)

RAHM EMANUEL GETS CLEARING TO RUN FOR CHICAGO MAYOR Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel wins crucial ruling to determine his residency, likely to be allowed on ballot. (Politico)

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