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Saturday, November 29, 2014
Mexico president declares anti-crime crackdown
Mexico's president announced a nationwide anti-crime plan Thursday that would allow Congress to dissolve local governments infiltrated by drug gangs and give state authorities control over often-corrupt municipal police.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff named pro-market bank executive Joaquim Levy to be her new finance minister Thursday as her government looks to steer the economy out of recession.
US shoppers go in for the kill on 'Black Friday'
The traditionalists don't like it, but the “Black Friday” shopping frenzy is as much a part of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States as turkey and pumpkin pie.
Friday, November 28, 2014
Mexico president announces anti-crime crackdown
Mexico's president announced a nationwide anti-crime plan Thursday that would allow Congress to dissolve local governments infiltrated by drug gangs and give state authorities control over often-corrupt municipal police.
Passions still enflamed but Ferguson starts to calm
The streets of Ferguson were decidedly calmer Wednesday after two days of nationwide protests against the decision not to prosecute a white policeman who shot dead an unarmed black teenager.
Police officer shot US boy seconds after seeing him
The police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun fired within 1.5 to two seconds of pulling up in his cruiser, police said Wednesday. During those few moments, he ordered the youngster three times to put up his hands, they said.
Prominent former Canadian Broadcasting Corp. (CBC) radio host Jian Ghomeshi was arrested Wednesday on sexual assault charges and ordered to live with his mother while the case that has rocked Canada's vaunted public broadcaster is heard.
Colombia's FARC guerrillas will on Saturday release a general whose capture derailed peace negotiations, President Juan Manuel Santos said, reviving hopes that the talks can be salvaged.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicted Wednesday that the Canadian economy's “solid growth” over the past year will continue through 2015, but warned lower oil prices could be a drag on the economy.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
State militia contains damage in Ferguson
State militia reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed an unarmed black 18-year-old, a case that has inflamed racial tensions in the U.S.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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