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While U Slept: Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Monday, March 7, 2011

March 7, 2011

produced by Worldcrunch

LIBYAN REBEL TROOPS: FREEDOM FIGHTERS OR MUJAHIDEEN? As full-fledged war expands, the rebel forces fighting Libyan regime fear God much more than Gaddafi. (Time)

FORMER FRENCH PRESIDENT CHIRAC ON TRIAL FOR ALLEGED EMBEZZLING Chirac, 78, is accused of embezzling money from the city of Paris when he was mayor, along with nine other people. (CNN)

JAPAN’S PRIME MINISTER REFUSES CALLS TO RESIGN AFTER FOREIGN MINISTER QUIT Naoto Kan tells Parliament he will serve until elections, after Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara stepped down over a funding scandal this weekend. (BBC)

BAHRAIN PROTESTERS TARGET U.S. Hundreds of members of Bahrain’s Shiite majority protest outside the U.S. Embassy in a call for Washington to support their campaign for greater political freedom. (AP)

LVMH TO TAKE OVER BULGARI Deal values the Italian jeweler at 3.7 billion euros and gives the French No.1 luxury group LVMH more clout in the sector and bigger exposure to emerging markets. (Reuters)

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