• Iran to back Palestinians 'in any way we can': Khamenei

    Iran's supreme leader said on Wednesday that Iran would support the Palestinian uprising against Israel "in any way we can", and rejected U.S. accusations that a recent wave of Palestinian knife and car-ramming attacks amounted to "terrorism". Khamenei was speaking a day after U.S. Secretary of…

  • France, Belgium widen probe into Paris attacks, Hollande meets with Obama

    By Michel Rose and Philip Blenkinsop PARIS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - An investigation into the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris widened on Tuesday when French prosecutors said a man who provided lodging to the suspected ringleader must have known of a militant plot, and Belgium issued a warrant for a new…

  • EU sounds alarm as internal barriers rise in refugee crisis

    By Thomas Escritt and Yannis Behrakis BRUSSELS/IDOMENI, Greece (Reuters) - The European Union's chief executive warned on Wednesday that the survival of Europe's "partially comatose" open border travel zone and its single currency were both at risk if member nations continue erecting internal…

  • Thanksgiving travel: What to expect

    About 46.9 million Americans are expected to take a plane, train or automobile at least 50 miles from home over the long Thanksgiving weekend, according to the travel organization AAA. Expect tighter security at airports, bus and train stations, and mostly clear weather east of the Rockies.

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  • How Black Lives Matter operates when spotlight is trained elsewhere

    With the shooting of five Black Lives Matter protesters at a Minneapolis demonstration Monday, the movement has once more captured headlines. Less noted by national media outlets is the speed with which the group assembled the protests following the deadly scuffle between Minneapolis police and…

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  • Why do Western women join the Islamic State?

    A teenage girl whose image was used as a recruitment tool for the Islamic State was reportedly killed while trying to escape the terrorist group’s grip in Syria, according to Austrian newspapers. Ms. Kesinovic’s journey to IS territory is one example in a series of reports underscoring the lure of…

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  • Cooler heads prevail? Finland keeps door open for refugees.

    As of Nov. 1, Finland has seen more than 27,000 asylum seekers stream across its borders this year – the fourth largest intake of any European country in proportionate terms – putting the once hidebound country’s nerves, as well as its vaunted social contract, to the test. “The overload took us…

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  • Tunisia says suicide bomber carried out bus attack claimed by Islamic State

    By Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian authorities said on Wednesday a suicide bomber wearing a vest packed with plastic explosive blew up a presidential guard bus a day earlier, killing at least 12 troops in an attack claimed by Islamic State militants. Tuesday's explosion on a main boulevard…

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  • Activists hurl stones, eggs at Turkish embassy in Moscow

    Several hundred young activists on Wednesday hurled stones and eggs at Turkey's embassy in Moscow and brandished anti-Turkish placards after Ankara downed a Russian warplane on the Syrian border. The activists threw eggs, paint and paper planes at the diplomatic mission and broke several windows…

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  • Russia says downing of its jet won't deflect it from Syria mission

    By Nick Tattersall and Vladimir Soldatkin ISTANBUL/NIZHNY TAGIL, Russia (Reuters) - Russia sent an advanced missile system to Syria on Wednesday to protect its jets operating there and pledged its air force would keep flying missions near Turkish air space, sounding a defiant note after Turkey…

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  • Surviving crew member of Russian jet says no warning from Turkey

    The surviving crew member of a Russian warplane shot down by Turkey said on Wednesday the plane received no warnings from the Turkish Air Force and did not fly over Turkish air space, Russian news agencies reported. Turkey shot down the Russian plane near the Syrian border on Tuesday, saying it…

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  • Reality check for Putin after Turkey shoots down plane

    President Vladimir Putin has found himself in a bind after the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey, which highlights the risks of his gung-ho Syria campaign and the difficulty of forging consensus on the war-torn country's future. The dramatic escalation in tensions between Russia and NATO…

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  • Nuclear exit unthinkable for climate conference host France

    By Geert De Clercq PARIS (Reuters) - Early this year, France's state energy and environment agency was set to publish a study that found the country could realistically abandon nuclear reactors and rely completely on renewable power in decades to come. The episode illustrated the tensions…

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  • Chile FF president in Miami after resigning amid FIFA probe

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The whereabouts of the former president of Chile's soccer federation has been solved.

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  • December deal for British EU reform difficult: senior EU official

    By Conor Humphries and Padraic Halpin DUBLIN (Reuters) - It will be hard for officials renegotiating Britain's EU membership to meet a goal of having a framework ready for discussion at a regional summit next month, a senior EU official involved in the talks said on Wednesday. Prime Minister…

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  • Pope Francis starts landmark Africa trip in Kenya

    Pope Francis landed in Kenya's capital Nairobi Wednesday on the first leg of a landmark three-nation trip to Africa, greeted with cheering crowds and traditional dancers. Dancers, some in traditional feather headdresses, colourful dresses and beads, leapt high into the air, as Francis was met by…

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  • The Latest: US condemns Tunisia attack, offers its help

    BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on an explosion that targeted a bus carrying Tunisian presidential guards in the capital, Tunis. All times local.

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  • The Latest: Brussels soccer team to play behind closed doors

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on the attacks in Paris and security alert in Brussels. All times local:

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