Black Friday fizzles

PITTSBURGH/CHICAGO - Crowds were thin at U.S. stores as shoppers responded to early holiday discounts with caution.

At least three injured in shooting near Colorado Springs abortion clinic 3:44pm EST

DENVER Police on Friday swarmed the scene of an "active shooter" situation they said was unfolding near a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and three officers and an undetermined number of civilians were injured, police and hospital officials said.

Demonstators gather to protest last year's shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a white policeman and the city's handling of the case at an intersection in the downtown shopping district of Chicago, Illinois, November 27, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

Chicago protests shut main shopping street

CHICAGO - On one of the busiest retails days, thousands of people took to Chicago's most prestigious downtown shopping district to protest last year's shooting death of a black teenager by a white policeman and the city's handling of the case.  Full Article 

French flags hang from windows of a building near the Invalides in Paris, France, November 27, 2015. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

The two faces of the voice behind Paris attacks

PARIS/ALENCON, France - To family, the man whose voice said Islamic State was responsible for the deadly attacks was a "big teddy bear", to neighbors he was polite. But to French authorities, he was a veteran jihadi.   Full Article | Slideshow: France remembers 

A Syrian refugee carries his son through a rainstorm as he arrives at the Greek-Macedonian border near the Greek village of Idomeni November 27, 2015. Picture taken from the Greek side of the border. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

High stakes ahead of migrant summit

BRUSSELS/ANKARA - European and Turkish officials are working to smooth out their differences on an agreement to help stem flows of migrants to Europe, which they hope will be signed on Sunday by EU leaders and Turkey's prime minister.  Full Article 

Moscow city skyline is seen against an autumnal sunset, October 18, 2011. REUTERS/Anton Golubev

Russia comes in from the cold

LONDON - Those who braved Russian markets this year are already in line to scoop dollar-based returns of 15-20 percent on equities and bonds, among the best in the world.  Full Article 

China: when an only child dies

Fan Guohui comforts his wife Zheng Qing as they show their son's resting place to reporters on their visit to the graveyard in Zhangjiakou, China, November 22, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Zhangjiakou, CHINA - For many Chinese parents who lost the only child their government once allowed them to have, the recent change in China's "one-child policy" is a bitter pill.  Wider Image 

Welsh town goes "offshore" in tax protest

A small town in South Wales is registering its independent businesses as offshore companies to demonstrate how flawed they believe the British and international tax systems are - with a surprising amount of success. Joel Flynn went to Crickhowell to find out how.

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