Huge crowds, tight security

NEW YORK - Crowds packed Manhattan sidewalks on Thursday for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, held under tight security two weeks after deadly attacks in Paris.

More war, diplomacy not seen breaking Syria stalemate 1:10pm EST

BEIRUT The Syria war is escalating in tandem with intensified diplomacy, but neither growing foreign military intervention nor a revived political track look capable of bringing an end to the 4-1/2-year-old conflict.


Hollande, Putin agree to work more closely to combat Islamic State in Syria

MOSCOW France and Russia will exchange intelligence on Islamic State and other rebel groups to improve the effectiveness of their aerial bombing campaigns in Syria, French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday after talks with Vladimir Putin. | Video


Mali says arrests two suspects linked to Bamako hotel attack

BAMAKO Mali authorities arrested two people on Thursday suspected of links to an attack on a luxury hotel in the capital that killed 20 people, the security ministry said.


Two-decade Pfizer mission pays off for Guggenheim's deal king

LONDON/NEW YORK Alan Schwartz knows how to play a long game. The executive chairman of boutique investment bank Guggenheim Partners spent almost 20 years cultivating Pfizer boss Ian Read as a client. His strategy paid off handsomely when Guggenheim was named lead adviser for one of the biggest deals in history - Viagra-maker Pfizer's $160 billion acquisition of Botox-maker Allergan .


Euro on shaky ground, stocks up on talk of aggressive ECB easing

LONDON/TORONTO The euro slipped towards seven-month lows, bond yields fell and European shares rallied on Thursday on growing talk of aggressive stimulus from the European Central Bank next week.


Belgium eases alert level but threat still 'serious'

BRUSSELS Belgium lowered the security threat level in Brussels on Thursday, ending six days on maximum alert, but the prime minister warned that the risk of a Paris-style attack remained serious. | Video


Brazil arrests push Petrobras probe back to Rousseff's door

BRASILIA President Dilma Rousseff’s austerity program to fix Brazil's shaky finances is again in trouble after her point man in the Senate was arrested in a widening corruption scandal, and it could reignite calls for her impeachment.

Stranded on the border in Macedonia

Stranded migrants try to storm into Macedonia, as hope fades to move into northern Europe. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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