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U.S. Should Talk to North Korea, Whoever Is in Charge

Power is like quicksilver. It often slips through the fingers of those attempting to grasp it. Who is in power in North Korea? Maybe 31-year-old Kim Jong-un. Maybe not.<p>The Democratic People's Republic of Korea continues its policy of mixing threats and entreaties. A high level delegation visited …

North Korea

Oil Boom Leads To Crime Spike In East-Central Wyoming

DOUGLAS, Wyo. (AP) — Law enforcement officials in east-central Wyoming say they're seeing more crimes committed by workers newly arrived to the area's booming oil fields and don't have enough police and jail space to handle the problem.<p>Serious crimes including aggravated assault and larceny are up …

Ferguson: The Torch Has Been Passed

<i>Eyewitness video of one group of protesters in New York City from "WeAreChange"</i><p>Amidst all the talking heads offering <i>CNN</i> their expert analysis of the second night of protests in Ferguson and beyond, one young voice spoke with a passion and clarity the politicians and pundits could not match.<p>It was …

Justice

Powerful Photos Show The Evolution Of Michael Brown's Memorial Site

The death of Michael Brown on Aug. 9th in Ferguson, Missouri immediately prompted a reaction from the community which evolved into a series of protests that lasted more than 100 days.<p>A memorial site was created on the street where Brown was shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. As people …

Gulf Markets Weaken on Falling Oil Prices

Investors Express Concern About Regional Economic Growth<p>Stock markets in the Gulf closed sharply lower Sunday as tumbling oil prices sparked concerns about the economic growth prospects for the crude-exporting region.<p>Saudi Arabia and its Gulf neighbors are among the biggest sellers of oil globally, …

Stock Markets

A Black-and-White Epic

Griffith’s 1915 film inspired Georgians to re-launch the KKK and established the NAACP as a national force.<p>As far as Hollywood is concerned, we’re still fighting the Civil War: “Lincoln,” “Django Unchained” and “Twelve Years a Slave” are just the latest in a long line of films, some distinguished …

War

Ferguson Protesters Fan Out as Missouri Governor Calls For New Security Funds

Missouri Struggles to Keep Massive Security Presence in Ferguson Amid Protests<p>FERGUSON, Mo.—Nearly 100 locations from utility substations to sports stadiums are under watch this weekend by the Missouri National Guard and state Highway Patrol, Gov. Jay Nixon wrote in a Saturday letter to …

Justice

Rare Alliance Spurs Hope in Battle Against Islamic State

Sunnis, Shiites in Iraqi City of Abu Ghraib Find Common Cause Against Extremist Group, Residents Say<p>ABU GHRAIB, Iraq—Children walked around in unruly clusters here, wearing navy blue-and-white uniforms following the start late last month of a school year delayed by an Iraq once again at …

Chickens

Sunday Talk Preview: Ferguson Fallout

The latest from Ferguson, Mo., and the fallout over a grand jury’s decision not to indict the officer involved in shooting Michael Brown are expected to be discussed on this Sunday’s news shows. Here are the guest lineups, as compiled by the Associated Press:

Taliban Battle Afghan Forces in Guesthouse Siege

Gunfire Exchanged Following Blast At Foreign Compound<p>KABUL—Taliban gunmen attacked a guesthouse in western Kabul on Saturday, touching off a lengthy gunfight that ended with three attackers and four affiliates of a nongovernmental organization dead.<p>The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack …

Afghanistan

Rio Tinto, BHP Chart Divergent Courses

Narrow Commodity Focus or ‘Cherry-Pick’ From Range of Projects?<p>SYDNEY—As BHP Billiton Ltd. executives look to focus on a handful of natural resources, their counterparts at mining giant Rio Tinto PLC are taking a different tack.<p>Rio Tinto is interested in “cherry-picking” the most promising mining …

Oil & Gas Industry

Venezuela’s Maduro Plans To Slash Spending as Oil Price Drops

President Aims to Cut Salaries, Create Committee to Find Savings in Bid to Shore Up Finances<p>CARACAS—Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced plans on Friday to cut public spending, beginning with his own salary, as the price of oil continues its slump.<p>The slide in crude prices of more than 30% …

Venezuela

Dow Edges Up to Another Record

Retailers’ Shares, Led by Wal-Mart, Help Buoy Blue-Chip Index<p>The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose to another record, closing out its second consecutive month of gains as stocks head into their historically best-performing month of the year.<p>Helping to power the ascent were shares that stand to …

Stock Markets

Ferguson Police Officer Won’t Get Severance

Darren Wilson’s Resignation Follows Threats Against Members of Police Department, Attorney Says<p>FERGUSON, Mo.—The police officer who killed an unarmed black 18-year-old this summer and resigned from the force Saturday left his job voluntarily and won’t receive severance or benefits, officials said …

Justice

Ferguson Protests On Black Friday After Sharing Turkey With National Guard On Thanksgiving

<b>Update:</b> Several demonstrations took place early Friday outside stores in the St. Louis area, Fox News reported. Protesters demonstrated outside …

India Gets New Islamic Equity Fund But Debt Market Still Off-Limits

(Reuters) - Mumbai-based SBI Funds Management will launch an Islamic equity mutual fund next month to tap into India's large but underserved Muslim …

ISIS' Indian Captives In Iraq Still Alive, Claims Indian Government

The Indian government on Friday denied reports that 39 Indian nationals being held hostage by the Islamic State group have been executed. The …

Russia Holds Drills Involving Ships And Support Vessels In English Channel: Report

The Russian navy is conducting drills in the English Channel, the country’s military press service announced Friday. The latest move by the Russian …

Russia To Conduct Last Test Of New Ballistic Missile In December, Plans To Revive Nuclear Missile Trains

Russia will conduct the final test of a new intercontinental ballistic missile in December, the Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union, also known as …

Oil Prices Sink To 4-Year Low Following OPEC Decision To Maintain Production Levels

Oil prices hit a four-year low after a decision by OPEC to maintain output levels. Brent crude oil prices sank to $71.12 a barrel briefly on Friday, …

Walmart Workers Picket 1,600 Stores Demanding Higher Wages And Full-Time Work

While shoppers turn to Black Friday for steep discounts and deals on a number of products, Walmart workers have taken to the picket lines at 1,600 …

Ferguson Shooting: UN Torture Committee Condemns US For ‘Excessive’ Force In Law Enforcement

The United Nations on Friday denounced the U.S. for reportedly violating an international treaty against torture, including several instances of …

Russian Nuclear Submarine Fires Intercontinental Ballistic Test Missile From The Barents Sea

A Russian nuclear submarine test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile from the Barents Sea in the Arctic Friday, the Defense Ministry said. …

Ebola: World Health Organization Asks Male Survivors To Abstain From Sex For Three Months

Male Ebola survivors should abstain from sex for three months to reduce the risk of possible transmission of the virus through their semen, the World …

Ferguson Black Friday Protests: ‘Don’t Shop’ Rallies Greet Bargain Hunters In New York, St. Louis, Oakland

Protesters angered by the Ferguson grand jury decision continued demonstrations on Black Friday at stores across the U.S., including in front of …

As Boko Haram Killings Increase In Nigeria, Is Boko Haram More Dangerous Than ISIS?

Since 2009, West Africa, chiefly Nigeria, has been terrorized by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. The extremist movement recently pledged …

Australia Intercepts Sri Lankan Asylum Seekers, Turns All But One Back

PERTH (Reuters) - Australia has intercepted a boatload of Sri Lankan asylum seekers off the coast of Indonesia, handing back all but one to Sri …

North Korea Releases Report Accusing US, UN Of 'Fabricating' Human Rights Charges Against It

North Korea has released a lengthy rebuttal to a recent United Nations report on its human rights abuses, citing Westerners who support its claims …

Ferguson Black Friday Protests In Photos: St. Louis Shopping Malls Close Down, Unrest In San Francisco, Seattle

Demonstrations continued on Black Friday in Ferguson, Missouri, temporarily shutting down three large malls in the St. Louis suburb on one of the …