New York's Thanksgiving parade draws huge crowd amid tight security

NEW YORK Spectators packed Manhattan sidewalks on Thursday to watch the marching bands, floats and giant balloons of Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, held without incident under tight security almost two weeks after deadly attacks in Paris. | Video

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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.

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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.

Mali says arrests two suspects linked to Bamako hotel attack

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

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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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Stranded migrants try to storm into Macedonia, tear down fence

IDOMENI, Greece Hundreds of Moroccans, Algerians and Pakistanis tried to storm the border between Greece and Macedonia on Thursday, tearing down part of the barbed wire fence at the crossing and demanding to be allowed to carry on into northern Europe.


Chicago calm a day after release of video of police shooting teenager

CHICAGO The white Chicago policeman charged with murdering a black teenager he shot 16 times spent his first full day in custody on Wednesday in a jail hospital ward, as calm prevailed in a city braced for civil unrest over new video footage of the slaying. | Video


More war, diplomacy not seen breaking Syria stalemate

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.