U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona is leaving the Democratic Party to become an independent, she said on Friday, just days after Democrats won a Senate race in Georgia and secured 51 seats in the 100-member chamber riven by deep political divisions.
- WorldRussia shells eastern front as Putin says West 'exploiting' Ukraine crisis
Russian forces shelled the entire front line in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, officials in Kyiv said on Friday, as Russia's President Vladimir Putin accused the West of using Ukrainians as "cannon fodder" in its quest for global dominance.
- MarketsWall Street edges higher after mixed data, eyes on Fed
Consumer prices data for November will provide fresh clues on the central bank's monetary tightening plans.