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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.
The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly for the break-up of Google Thursday in a largely symbolic vote that nevertheless cast another blow in the four-year standoff between Brussels and the U.S. Internet giant.
Only the good die young: notorious, violent British gangster dies aged 90
An infamous London gangster known as “Mad” Frankie Fraser has died in hospital aged 90, a former associate said on Wednesday.
Scotland is set to get sweeping new powers including setting its own income tax rates, under plans unveiled Thursday by a cross-party commission on greater devolution.
A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-packed car into a British embassy vehicle in Kabul on Thursday, killing one Briton and five Afghans in the latest attack to highlight fragile security as NATO troops withdraw.
Jean-Claude Juncker sailed through a European Parliament no confidence vote over the “Luxleaks” tax scandal Thursday, but the European Commission chief still faces awkward questions just a month into his new job.
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.
“I don't want to go home! What I saw there won't let me go back,” cried Sakina Okenge, who fled her birthplace in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo three years ago in terror at attacks by Rwandan rebels.
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.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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