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While U Slept: Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Monday, February 28, 2011

February 28, 2011

produced by Worldcrunch

WORLD APPLIES PRESSURE ON LIBYA, FRANCE SENDS AID TO REBELS France is sending two planes with humanitarian aid to Libya’s opposition stronghold of Benghazi, which French Prime Minister describes as the start of a “massive operation” to push Gaddafi from power. Foreign ministers meet in Geneva to set joint Libyan policy. (AP)

MUBARAK ORDERED NOT TO LEAVE EGYPT Egypt’s public prosecutor issues travel ban on ousted President Hosni Mubarak and his family, and orders money and assets frozen. (BBC)

U.S. ACCUSES CHINA OF CRACKDOWN ON FOREIGN MEDIA U.S. ambassador to China says American and other foreign journalists were “illegally detained or harassed as they attempted to do their jobs” while covering protests in downtown Beijing over the weekend. (CNN)

U.S. DEFICIT GRAVEST THREAT TO ECONOMY, SURVEY OF ECONOMISTS SAYS Panel of expert forecasters put $1.4 trillion deficit above high unemployment and the risk of inflation or deflation. (Reuters)

KING’S SPEECH TOPS OSCARS Historical account nabs wins in best picture, director for Tom Hooper, actor for Colin Firth and original screenplay for David Seidler. (Variety)

from Worldcrunch:

In Benghazi, A Revolt 33 Years In The Making. And Plans To Finish The Job


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