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Calm comes to troubled Ferguson; protests dwindle across U.S.

FERGUSON, Mo. - Tensions eased in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson on Thursday after two nights of violence and looting sparked by racially charged anger over a grand jury's decision not to charge a white police officer for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager. | Video

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Exclusive: Obama plan to 'Power Africa' gets off to a dim start

JOHANNESBURG - Barack Obama last year told a cheering crowd in Cape Town that a $7 billion plan to "Power Africa" would double electricity output on the world's poorest continent and bring "light where currently there is darkness".

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Saudis block OPEC output cut, sending oil price plunging

VIENNA - Saudi Arabia blocked calls on Thursday from poorer members of the OPEC oil exporter group for production cuts to arrest a slide in global prices, sending benchmark crude plunging to a fresh four-year low. | Video

27 Nov 2014

ECB's Nouy says banks must show they can make profits

LONDON - Euro zone banks that failed or barely passed this year's health checks will have to demonstrate they can make sustainable profits and may need to sell off loss-making units, the European Central Bank's top supervisor said.

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Israel says foiled Hamas plans for Jerusalem attacks

JERUSALEM - Israel said on Thursday it had foiled plans by Islamist group Hamas to attack Israelis in Jerusalem's largest soccer stadium, other parts of the city and the occupied West Bank, though Hamas said it had no information on the allegations.

World, Israel 27 Nov 2014