Local residents paint murals over boarded up businesses in Ferguson, Missouri November 27, 2014. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Protesters target Black Friday sales in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. - Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri began targeting Black Friday sales at major retailers overnight in a new tactic to vent their anger at a grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen.  Full Article 

OPEC inaction halts Europe rally; dollar firms 4:21am EST

LONDON - Oil prices extended their recent slide on Friday, sending related shares and currencies lower, after OPEC decided to refrain from cutting output despite a supply glut.

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a news conference at the close of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit at the U.S. State Department in Washington August 6, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Obama plan to 'Power Africa' sees dim start

JOHANNESBURG - Obama's pledge to double power generation in Africa within five years looked highly ambitious from the start. A year later, it is unclear how much of the $7 billion Obama pledged has actually been spent.  Full Article 

Relatives hold pictures of missing students of the Ayotzinapa Teacher Training College Raul Isidro Burgos, during a protest march demanding the government find them, in Zumpango, in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, November 27, 2014. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Mexico president vows police reform

MEXICO CITY - Embattled President Enrique Pena Nieto vowed to simplify Mexico's chaotic police structure and stop collusion between officials and drug gangs as he tried to defuse anger over the apparent massacre of 43 students in September.  Full Article | Video 

A shopper stands in front of Halloween goods at a luxury department store in Tokyo September 25, 2014. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

Japan inflation slows, highlights Abe's challenge

TOKYO - Japan's annual core consumer inflation slowed for a third straight month in October due to falling oil prices, highlighting the economic gloom facing Premier Shinzo Abe as he campaigns for a new mandate to implement his stalled recovery plan.  Full Article 

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un holds a pair of binoculars as he organizes and guides a combined joint drill of the units under KPA Combined Units 572 and 630 in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang November 23, 2014. REUTERS/KCNA

Kim Jong's sister moves closer to power center

SEOUL - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister, Kim Yo Jong has taken a senior position in the ruling Workers' Party, state media reported, confirming speculation that she has moved closer to the center of power in the secretive state.  Full Article 

The Elf on the Shelf balloon floats down Sixth Avenue during the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York November 27, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Thankful to arrive on snowy holiday

NEW YORK - Millions of Americans were thankful just to arrive at their Thanksgiving feasts after a snowstorm dumped up to 20 inches of snow on Eastern states, causing flight delays and power outages.  Full Article | Video 


Cricket mourns player's death

Cricket world pays respects to Australian player Phil Hughes following his death two days after he was hit on the head by a ball. Paul Chapman reports