Protests spread across U.S.

FERGUSON, Mo - Some 2,000 National Guard troops dispatched to the St. Louis area helped police stave off a second night of rioting and arson, as sympathy protests spread to several U.S. cities.   Full Article | Slideshow 

Wall Street flat near records after tepid data 10:17am EST

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks were flat on Wednesday as the market's recent upward bias held ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, even as a round of economic data came in below expectations.

Then Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich (left) and Dmitry Firtash, one of Ukraine's richest men, in 2012, at the opening ceremony of a new sulphuric acid plant in Crimea. The friendship between the two men benefited both, as well as Moscow. REUTERS/Mykhailo Markiv

Putin allies funneled billions to Ukraine oligarch

Over the past four years, Russia has lent billions of dollars and sold vast quantities of cheap gas to Dmitry Firtash, an influential Ukrainian businessman with interests in industry and media.   Full Coverage 

Former Defense Undersecretary for Policy Michele Flournoy, CEO of the Center for a New American Security, participates in a panel discussion at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, June 2, 2014. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/Files

Flournoy opts out of defense secretary job

WASHINGTON - Michele Flournoy, a former top Department of Defense official widely tipped as a possible replacement for Chuck Hagel, has taken herself out of consideration for the job.  Full Article 

A policeman jumps over a barricade before it is dismantled under a court injunction to clear up the main Nathan Road at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong November 26, 2014.  REUTERS/Liau Chung-ren

Hong Kong riot police clear protest site

HONG KONG - Hong Kong police cleared one of the largest protest sites that has choked the city for months, arresting scores of pro-democracy activists in what could be a turning point in the fight to wrest greater political freedom from Beijing.  Full Article 

Customers visit the fruit and vegetables department of a Carrefour grocery store in Brussels September 4, 2014.    REUTERS/Eric Vidal

Europe feels sting in the tail of Russia sanctions

BRUSSELS - As EU governments consider blacklisting more Ukrainian separatists and potentially more Russians and companies over the crisis in Ukraine, anecdotal evidence and new EU data show the economic costs for Europe of pressuring the Kremlin.  Full Article 

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Nor'easter dampens Thanksgiving holiday travel

A Nor'easter that is expected to dump several inches of snow from Washington D.C. to Boston is dampening holiday travel plans for many travelers this Thanksgiving. Mana Rabiee reports.