Venezuela has begun an investigation into the alleged murder
of a local opposition leader days before a legislative
election, stirring fears of renewed political violence in the
volatile South American nation.
Russia has threatened economic retaliation against Turkey and
said it was still awaiting a reasonable explanation for the
shooting down of its warplane, but Turkey dismissed the
threats as "emotional" and "unfitting".
Spectators packed Manhattan sidewalks on Thursday to watch
the marching bands, floats and giant balloons of Macy's
annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, held without incident under
tight security almost two weeks after deadly attacks in
A puzzling feature of the recent Paris massacres is that
families and friends of the perpetrators professed no inkling
that anything unusual was afoot; no indication that their
intimates were embarking on a vicious mayhem of innocents
where they themselves will likely die.
Four men were being held on Wednesday by Minneapolis police
as prosecutors weighed charges against them in connection
with the shooting this week of five people protesting the
fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man.