While U Slept: Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Friday, February 11, 2011

February 11, 2011

produced by Worldcrunch

EGYPT’S MILITARY BACKS MUBARAK’S TRANSFER OF POWERS Military stands by Mubarak’s plan to cede powers to Vice President Omar Suleiman and calls for a return to normal life in the Egyptian capital. Major Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei has called on the army to turn against Mubarak, saying country could “explode”. (VOA)
OBAMA CHALLENGES EGYPTIAN LEADERS, AFTER MUBARAK REFUSES TO LEAVE US President releases statement questioning whether Egyptian President promised transfer of power has any credibility, and called on Mubarak to explain its path toward democracy to its people and the world. (AP)

NOKIA, MICROSOFT TEAM UP FOR “IPHONE KILLER” Companies join forces for a new device in a desperate attempt to take on Google and Apple in the fast-growing smartphone market. (Reuters)

ASSANGE BACK IN COURT Wikileaks founder faces final hearing in Swedish push to have him extradited to respond to accusations of sexual assault. (Guardian liveblog)


-from Worldcrunch

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