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7 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Europe Ups Ante in Web Battle

Europe escalated its war against U.S. technology superpowers as the Continents two largest economies and the European Parliament backed fresh efforts to rein in the growing influence of companies such as Apple, Facebook and Google.

8 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Central Banks Are Pressed to Revisit the Golden Age

The financial crisis and its aftermath have revived interest in gold as a monetary policy instrument, especially in Europe, where central banks face public pressure to buy gold or bring back home what they hold overseas.

11 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Hospitalized Pele is 'fine' after transfer to special-care unit

Brazilian soccer great Pele, who is being treated for a urinary tract infection, is in good condition and is expected to leave the hospital in the next few days, his spokesman said Thursday.

11 minutes ago // BBC

world Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Partizan Belgrade

Tottenham reach the Europa League knockout stage by beating Partizan Belgrade in a game interrupted by pitch intruders.

12 minutes ago // ABC

world Venezuela Says 13 Dead in Prison Disturbance

Venezuela confirms deaths of 13 inmates during prison disturbance, blaming drug overdoses

33 minutes ago // Reuters

world Mexico president vows police reform in bid to quell massacre anger

MEXICO CITY Reuters - Embattled President Enrique Pena Nieto on Thursday vowed to simplify Mexico's chaotic police structure and stop collusion between officials and drug gangs as he tried to defuse anger over the apparent massacre of 43 students in September.

35 minutes ago // BBC

world Celtic 1-3 Salzburg

Celtic qualify for the knockout stage of the Europa League despite falling to defeat at home to Salzburg.

40 minutes ago // CBS

world Ruth Bader Ginsburg leaves hospital after heart stent implanted

The Supreme Court justice had the stent implanted during surgery on Wednesday to clear a blocked artery

40 minutes ago // BBC

world Man injured in west Belfast shooting

A man is recovering in hospital after he was injured in what police have described as a paramilitary style shooting in west Belfast.

42 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Photos of the Day: Nov. 27

In photos selected by Wall Street Journal editors on Thursday, sheep are gathered outside the Eiffel Tower, an ethnic Miao man shaves with a sickle in China, runners participate in a turkey trot in Florida, and more.

43 minutes ago // ABC

world Mexico President Announces Anti-Crime Crackdown

Mexico's president announces anti-crime crackdown, to put local police under state control

45 minutes ago // Reuters

world Argentina charges HSBC with aiding tax evasion via Swiss accounts

BUENOS AIRES Reuters - Argentina has charged HSBC with aiding more than 4,000 clients to evade taxes by stashing their money in secret Swiss bank accounts, the country's AFIP tax authority said on Thursday.

46 minutes ago // BBC

world Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Partizan Belgrade

Tottenham reach the Europa League knockout stage with victory over Partizan Belgrade in a game interrupted by pitch intruders.

46 minutes ago // New York Times

world British Embassy Vehicle Among Targets in 2 Kabul Attacks

The bombing near the embassy vehicle killed five people, officials said, and it was followed by a separate blast in another part of the Afghan capital.

46 minutes ago // Reuters

world Pope to urge tolerance in Turkey visit as Middle East wars rage

ISTANBUL Reuters - Pope Francis begins a visit to Turkey on Friday with the delicate mission of strengthening ties with Muslim leaders while condemning violence against Christians and other minorities in the Middle East.

47 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Novelist P.D. James Dies at 94

Publisher Faber and Faber says mystery writer P.D. James., who brought realistic modern characters to the classical British detective story, has died.

48 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Afghanistan: guesthouse shootout after attack on British embassy vehicle - video

Heavy gunfire is heard in the diplomatic quarter of Kabul on Thursday, just hours after a deadly suicide attack on a British embassy vehicle. According to Afghan police, three Taliban fighters attacked a foreign guesthouse. One fighter blew himself up while the other two staged a shootout with Nepalese security guards. Both attackers were eventually killed. Phillip Hammond, says that two British embassy workers died in the morning's convoy attack

49 minutes ago // CBS

world Stars share Thanksgiving 2014 wishes

See how Nick Jonas, Kelly Clarkson, Hugh Jackman and more are spending the holiday

50 minutes ago // BBC

world 'Weeping' Australia mourns Hughes

Australia is 'weeping' at the death of cricketer Phillip Hughes, says former opening batsman Michael Slater - as the country mourns.

50 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Man Sets Self on Fire at Gas Station in California

Investigators believe the man doused the front seat of his car with gas and set himself alight. He survived, but suffered burns over half of his body.

57 minutes ago // The Independent

world Thanksgiving parade: At least 7 #StopTheParade protesters arrested in demonstrations over Michael Brown shooting

At least seven people have been arrested in New York today for allegedly attempting to disrupt the annual Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade, in protest over a grand jurys decision not to charge white Police Officer Darren Wilson for shooting unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.

57 minutes ago // CBS

world Unusual patron behind Christmas tree outside Paris' Notre Dame

The cathedral needed money for the huge tree and one nation frequently at odds with the West stepped up

58 minutes ago // CBS

world Soccer icon Pele hospitalized in Brazil

74-year-old moved to special care unit after condition became unstable; personal spokesman says it was just to provide more privacy

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Tehran Hard-Liners Undermine Nuclear Talks

U.S. and European officials see an ongoing, and possibly intensifying, effort by hard-line factions in Tehran to sabotage more than a year of international negotiations aimed at curbing Irans nuclear program.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Supercentenarian marks 110 years with an unbroken funny bone

Sally Mitchell is a supercentenarian. Her superpowers include the ability to remember when the modern zipper was introduced, when the Titanic sank and when the Lindbergh baby was kidnapped. The 110-year-old Irvine resident's eyes are sharp, as is her sense of humor.

1 hour ago // CBS

world Natalie Portman in talks to join Steve Jobs film

The film was written by Aaron Sorkin and will be directed by Danny Boyle

1 hour ago // BBC

world Why a sportsman's death hits so hard

The language of sporting hype is battles and tragedies but in reality the heroes usually walk away unscathed, says Tom Fordyce.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world LAPD to Release Michael Brown Protesters for Thanksgiving

About 90 taken into custody during protests will be released in time for Thanksgiving dinner, after being told they'd spend the holiday in jail.

1 hour ago // NPR

world Thailand Blocks Access To Damaging Human Rights Report

U.S.-based Human Rights Watch said this week that six months after a coup toppled the country's elected government, the regime arrests its opponents and censors the media.

1 hour ago // New York Times

world Swiss Museum Unveils 1,600 Works of Art Left by Nazi-Era Dealer

The collection, including paintings by Renoir, Czanne, Monet, Manet and Gauguin, was squirreled away by Cornelius Gurlitt in a house in Salzburg, Austria.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Ukraine Lawmakers Vote to Keep Prime Minister in Place

Ukraines parliament voted to keep pro-Western economist Arseniy Yatsenyuk in his role as prime minister, taking the first step in forging a new government.

1 hour ago // New York Times

world P. D. James, Novelist Known as Queen of Crime, Dies at 94

A consummate stylist, the British author and baroness accumulated numerous awards for the 13 crime novels produced during her writing career.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Pope's Turkey Trip Tests Vatican's Reset of Ties to Islam

Given his good image in the Muslim world, the pontiff faces calls from Christians to use that capital to forcefully counter religious intolerance in Turkey and elsewhere.

1 hour ago // The Times of India

world Over 100 dead in clashes in Sudan's Kordofan: Tribes

More than 100 people have been killed in several days of fighting between two clans in Sudan's oil-rich West Kordofan region, tribal leaders told AFP on Thursday.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Riviera Rains Leave at Least 1 Dead in Flooding

Torrential Riviera rains leave at least 1 dead, 3 missing as roads turn into waterways

1 hour ago // The Washington Post

world Eight months after Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine, a complicated transition

SIMFEROPOL, Crimea Eight months into the Russian annexation of the Black Sea resort region of Crimea, traces of Ukraines 60-year rule here are rapidly being wiped away. Now Ukrainians themselves worry that they are next.