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BLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Thinner crowds, protests, beer

Black Friday shoppers are starting to look like procrastinators. The traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season didn't seem as frenzied as in...

Amnesty warns against 'excessive force' by Hong Kong police

Amnesty International on Friday warned Hong Kong police against "excessive force" ahead of a planned rally by pro‑democracy demonstrators,...

Pele responding to care, still on dialysis - hospital

Hospitalized Brazilian football legend Pele is doing better and responding to antibiotics, but still receiving an intensive kidney treatment for a urinary...

Namibians cast ballots in Africa's first e-vote

Namibians voted on Friday in a general election billed as Africa's first e‑vote, with the ruling party expected to retain power it has held...

 

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Euro inflation slows to 0.3% as ECB set to discuss stimulus

Euro‑area inflation slowed in November to match a five‑year low, prodding the European Central Bank toward expanding its unprecedented stimulus...

Swedish wealth cap at stake as minister girds for budget crisis

Sweden’s new government says failure to pass its budget could stall measures needed to ensure...

Cameron help for first-time homebuyers fizzles as demand stalls

U. K. Prime Minister David Cameron introduced an expanded version of the Help to Buy home‑loan...

Deutsche Bank shutters precious metals trading amid cutbacks

Deutsche Bank AG, Europe’s biggest investment bank, is exiting physical trading of precious metals as it scales back its securities unit to improve...