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.


France's Hollande, in Moscow, urges grand coalition against Islamic State

MOSCOW French President Francois Hollande told Russia's Vladimir Putin on Thursday world powers must create a "grand coalition" to combat Islamic State militants who control swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq.


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.


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

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


Belgium lowers security alert level in Brussels

BRUSSELS Belgium lowered the security threat level in Brussels on Thursday after nearly a week on maximum alert following the Islamic State attacks in Paris, a government minister said.

Report on whether Iran sought nuclear bomb will not be clear cut: U.N

VIENNA A U.N. report on whether Iran has in the past carried out work related to nuclear weapons will not reach a definitive conclusion on the subject, the chief of the U.N. nuclear agency said on Thursday.


Israeli forces kill three Palestinians in West Bank clashes; Netanyahu strategy debated

JERUSALEM Military commanders and the Netanyahu government argued over the right strategy to end two months of stabbings and shootings on Thursday as Israeli troops killed three Palestinians in confrontations in the occupied West Bank.

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Trump makes fun of reporter with disability

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump appears to physically mock the disability of a reporter who suffers from a chronic muscular disease that affects his arm movement. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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