While U Slept: Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Wednesday, January 26, 2011

January 26, 2011

produced by Worldcrunch

EGYPT OUTLAWS PROTESTS IN WAKE OF MAJOR RALLY After tens of thousands marched in opposition to near 30-year rule of President Mubarak, Egyptian authorities say any new protesters face “immediate arrest.” (NYT)

TUNISIA ISSUES ARREST WARRANT FOR BEN ALI AND FAMILY Justice Minister says Tunisia has asked Interpol to detain Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and members of his family for property theft and transferring foreign currency, after they fled to Saudi Arabia amongst massive anti-government protests. (BBC)

DECONSTRUCTING OBAMA’S PRO-BIZ STATE OF THE UNION “Win the future” was Obama’s slogan for his State of the Union address, as the President tries to court American business and create jobs. (Slate)

MEDVEDEV FIRES TOP TRANSPORT OFFICIAL AFTER AIRPORT ATTACK Russian President lashes out at country’s transport police and “passive” officers who guard the country’s transport centers. (AP)

ANOTHER RECALL FOR TOYOTA More than 1.7 million vehicles worldwide to be recalled, bringing its total for recalls to nearly 16 million since late 2009 and dealing a blow to its efforts to restore its reputation for quality. (Reuters)



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