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Israel says it busted Hamas cell planning attacks

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Shin Bet security service said Thursday it had uncovered a vast Hamas network in the West Bank that was planning large-scale attacks against Israelis in Jerusalem. The Shin Bet said it arrested more than 30 Hamas militants who planned to kidnap Israelis and carry out attacks against Jerusalem’s light rail and its largest soccer stadium, among other targets Continue reading

Full holiday menu for Obamas; 6 pies for dessert

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is spending a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday’s basics. Continue reading

Original Alice manuscript to travel to US museums

LONDON (AP) — Lewis Carroll’s original handwritten, illustrated manuscript for “Alice in Wonderland” will travel to the U.S. Continue reading

Greece says under pressure for new austerity

Declan Costello of the European Commission, center, and Klaus Masuch of the European Central Bank , second from right, arrive for a meeting with Greek government officials, in Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 Continue reading

Obama’s action fuels worry about immigration scams

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — Advocacy groups barely waited for President Barack Obama to finish speaking about sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system to start warning about scams. “We hear horror stories about people getting taken advantage of horribly,” attorney Ginger Jacobs told several dozen people who watched the president’s speech at Alliance San Diego offices. Continue reading

Iran’s leader doesn’t oppose more nuclear talks

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s top leader on Thursday said he would not stand in the way of continued nuclear negotiations with world powers and would accept a “fair” agreement, but vowed not to bow to bullying by the United States. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei spoke on Iranian state television, saying “I am not opposed to the extension of the talks, for the same reason that I wasn’t opposed to the talks per se.” Khamenei said Washington frequently changes its stances toward Iran in the talks because of its domestic problems, a reference to differences between President Obama and Republicans who now control the U.S Continue reading

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EU piling pressure on Google to change ways

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union institutions are piling pressure on Google to change the way it operates its business and applies EU rules. The European parliament on Thursday approved a non-binding resolution that calls for the unbundling of search engines from other services internet companies offer Continue reading

Who’s behind Christmas tree at Paris’ Notre Dame?

PARIS (AP) — Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has a Christmas tree this year thanks to an unusual patron: the Russian government. Continue reading

Stocks edge up, oil drops as OPEC eyed

By ELAINE KURTENBACH, AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) — Share prices drifted higher on Thursday, with trading subdued due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. The price of oil slumped, however, on expectations that OPEC would not cut production to support the market Continue reading