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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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Japan inflation slows in October, highlights challenge facing Abe

TOKYO - Japan's annual core consumer inflation slowed for a third straight month in October due to falling oil prices, highlighting the economic gloom facing Premier Shinzo Abe as he campaigns for a new mandate to implement his stalled recovery plan.

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Ukraine puts on parliamentary show of unity in message to Russia

KIEV - Ukraine's parliament approved Arseny Yatseniuk for a new term as prime minister on Thursday in a ceremony that countered reports of high-level disunity in a message to Russia over its backing of separatists in the country's east.

World, Russia 27 Nov 2014

Myanmar constitution summit 'impractical': presidential spokesman

YANGON, November 27 - A summit of political leaders proposed by Myanmar's parliament to debate constitutional change is "impractical" and unlikely to happen, the president's spokesman said in a further setback to hopes for full democracy after 49 years of military rule.

World, Myanmar 27 Nov 2014

EU lawmakers urge regulators to break up Google

BRUSSELS - European Union lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a motion on Thursday urging anti-trust regulators to break up Google, the latest setback for the world's most popular Internet search engine.

Tech, Media 27 Nov 2014