U.S. urges legal reforms abroad to stop IS recruits

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department has provided specific suggestions to governments in Europe and elsewhere on how to strengthen counterterrorism laws in order to arrest would-be foreign fighters before they join groups like Islamic State.

New York's Thanksgiving parade expected to draw huge crowd despite security jitters 7:05am EST

NEW YORK Record crowds were expected to swarm Manhattan sidewalks and rooftops on Thursday to glimpse the marching bands, floats and massive balloons of Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, held under tight security two weeks after the attacks in Paris.

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Miss World Canada stopped in HK from reaching China pageant 'over rights comments'

TORONTO Canada's China-born Miss World contestant was stopped in Hong Kong on Thursday and denied permission to board a flight to the beauty pageant finals in China, a move she said was punishment for speaking out against human rights abuses in the country.


Pope in Africa says dialogue vital to avert violence in God's name

NAIROBI Pope Francis said on Thursday in Kenya, a country that has seen a spate of attacks by Islamist militants, that dialogue between religions in Africa was essential to teach young people that violence in God's name was unjustified.


Pimco, others sue Citigroup over billions in mortgage debt losses

Pacific Investment Management Co and other investors have sued Citigroup Inc over the bank's alleged failure to properly monitor toxic securities backed by more than $13.8 billion of mortgage loans, resulting in $2.3 billion of losses.


Dutch court rules that migrants' right to food, shelter not unconditional

AMSTERDAM A Dutch high court on Thursday upheld a government policy of withholding food and shelter to rejected asylum-seekers who refuse to be repatriated, giving legal backing to one of Europe's toughest immigration policies.

Revealed: The Greek shipping myth

The Greek shipping industry has long argued it is so important to the economy it deserves tax breaks. But if Greece measured shipping the way other countries do, the industry would be much smaller. Former Greek Finance Minister Giorgos Papakonstantinou says it's cause for concern. Tom Bergin reports.

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