While U Slept: Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Thursday, March 10, 2011

March 10, 2011

produced by Worldcrunch

FRANCE IS FIRST TO RECOGNISE REBELS AS LEGITIMATE LIBYAN GOV’T National Libyan Council (NLC) aims to get international support to politically undermine Gaddafi regime, as Nato is set to discuss military options in the Libyan conflict including a possible no-fly zone. (BBC)

YEMENI PRESIDENT VOWS REFORMS AS PROTESTS GROW MORE VIOLENT Ali Abdullah Saleh facing against his 32-year rule says he will draw up a new constitution to create a parliamentary system of government. (Reuters)

DALAI LAMA TO RELINQUISH POLITICAL LEADERSHIP ROLE Giving up formal political role in Tibetan exile government is intended to strengthen the democratic structure of the Tibetan movement on the eve of elections to choose a new generation of political leaders. (NYT)

REPUBLICANS WIN IN WISCONSIN LABOR SHOWDOWN Senate Republicans outlast their missing Democratic counterparts to push through bill late Wednesday, setting  up a perfunctory vote Thursday in the Assembly on the measure that would strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from most public workers. (AP)

MOODY’S DOWNGRADES SPAIN Troubled economy drops Spain to Aa2 by Moody’s Investors Service, which said the cost of shoring up the banking industry would be more than the government expects. (Bloomberg)

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