Thousands have marched on Chicago's main shopping street, Michigan Avenue, to protest the killing of a black teen by a white police officer. The rally blocked shoppers on the US' biggest salesday, Black Friday.
Vale and BHP are both being sued by Brasilia for billions. A dam at a mine owned by the two companies burst earlier this month, killing 13 and causing massive environmental damage.
A suspect has been taken into custody after a shooting at Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado. Police said 11 people were injured and an investigation was beginning.
Germany's Left party reacted with skepticism over the government boosting military action in Syria. Counterproductive, historically ignorant, and mistaken were just some of the ways lawmakers chacterized the new plan.
Israel has announced plans to open an office dedicated to renewable energy in the United Arab Emirates. If the plan is carried through, it will serve as the country's first official representation in the Gulf State.
A suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber blew himself up during a religious procession of hundreds of Shiite Muslims. Local religious leaders said at least 21 were killed in the latest violence to hit the troubled region.
Belgian authorities have charged a sixth suspect with terrorist offenses over the November 13 attacks in Paris. The indictment came after a number of house searches were carried out in Brussels and southern Belgium.
Germany's head of state has addressed the upper house Bundesrat, making him the first president ever to do so. He praised German federalism, but was critical of communication issues that have affected the refugee crisis.
Pope Francis has been met with great fanfare in Uganda, following his visit to Kenya. He urged leaders to prove themselves "responsible managers" of natural resources, but lauded action on refugees.
Germany's federal budget for the coming year has been approved by a clear majority in the Bundestag. Despite the ongoing refugee crisis, the country is not planning to take on new debt.
The "Bild" newspaper has claimed that the guns used in the Paris attacks were bought in Germany. But the connection is speculative. Experts say the Kalashnikovs could have been bought anywhere on Europe's black market.
Some 2,000 people gathered in Istanbul to decry the detention of two journalists associated with the daily newspaper "Cumhuriyet." At a similar protest in Ankara, police reportedly used tear gas to control the crowd.
A Czech software pirate held up his end of an odd court bargain: get 200,000 people to watch him denounce his former ways. Convincing or not, the video got more than enough clicks.
The Twitter hashtag #FiersdelaFrance has taken off, as has its Tricolor flag. While some in the country were happy to show their nation's colors in support, others were worried about consequences of ardent nationalism.
Turkish President Erdogan said he wanted to talk "face to face" with Russia's Putin about the downing of the Russian plane. The two countries continue to trade blame, with Moscow preparing to retaliate economically.
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A captain of a cargo ship and several crew members have been kidnapped by suspected pirates in Nigeria, Polish officials say. Several other sailors escaped capture by barricading themselves inside the vessel.
The economic downturn in debt-laden Greece appears to have accelerated again, revised figures by the country's statistics office show, in spite of a record tourism year and massive financial assistance from the EU.
Prosecutors have said they won't file an appeal to have filmmaker Roman Polanski sent to the US on charges of sexually abusing a young teen. The charges prompted the director to flee to Europe four decades ago.
The main objective of the anti-terror coalition is to destroy the "Islamic State" headquarters in Raqqa, the French foreign minister Laurent Fabius said. Moscow and Berlin pledged to work with France in Syria.
France is honoring the 130 people who died in the November 13 attacks in Paris. At a ceremony to honor the victims, President Francois Hollande promised France would do everything it can to destroy IS.
Police in Berlin have released three men taken into custody under suspicion of plotting attacks in Germany. They had been detained during a series of raids starting on Thursday.
China stocks have sunk more than 5 percent in their biggest drop since this summer's rout, after reports said the CSRC market regulator had widened its probe into the country's biggest brokerage firms.
A German newspaper has reported possible links between the illegal arms trade in Germany and the November 13 terrorist attacks. Officials have declined to comment on the report.
Pope Francis visited Nairobi's poorest residents, assuring them that they had "a very special place in [his] life." He had harsh words for the wealthy few, whom he said live at the expense of the poor masses.
Turkey has delivered soft and hard comments over Moscow's demand that Turkey apologize for downing a Russian plane. Turkey's premier says Ankara wants to "calm tensions." President Erdogan says Russia should apologize.
Officials from North and South Korea have concluded talks saying they will hold a further round at deputy-minister level in December. It's renewal of talks follows months of tension that included an armed standoff.
A call by Germany's environment minister that the nation fast-track its coal exit has riled her party. A report says Germany is exporting coal technologies to countries where renewable energy sources are abundant.
US soldiers have reportedly arrived in northern Syria - the first official deployment of US ground troops in the country. The troops are tasked with training Kurdish and Syrian opposition forces battling "Islamic State."
Boko Haram extremists are suspected of carrying out a deadly attack on the village of Gogone in Niger near its border with Nigeria. Among those killed was the village's imam. Numerous residents were also left wounded.
Turkish authorities have arrested two prominent reporters on charges of assisting terrorism. They had published video footage online that allegedly tied the country's state intelligence agency to Islamists in Syria.
Moscow and Paris have agreed to share intelligence about terrorist activity as well as military operations in Syria. Both leaders, however, refused to back down from their position on the future of Bashar al-Assad.
Special forces arrested two suspects over the hostage crisis that unfolded in Mali last week. A group affiliated with al Qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack, which killed more than a dozen.
The head of world athletics has ended his professional relationship with the Nike corporation. The decision comes on the heels of a series of scandals surrounding the IAAF, and latterly implicating Coe personally.
Germany's foreign minister and defense minister defended the decision to join the military campaign against "IS" in Syria. Germany said it would provide protection, reconnaissance and logistics in the military campaign.
The two were detained in Berlin following a tip-off that an attack on the city was being planned. The incident comes just days after the city senate voted to bulk up security in the capital.