Turkey-Russia spat over downed Russian warplane escalates
A tug-of-war over a Russian warplane shot down by a Turkish fighter jet at the border with Syria escalated Thursday, with Moscow drafting a slew of economic sanctions against Turkey and the Turkish president saying on a defiant note that his military is ready to do the same if another air intrusion happens.
French president off to Moscow for talks on fighting terror
French President Francois Hollande on a visit to Moscow Thursday calk for forming a broad international coalition against the Islamic State group, trying to unite France, the U.S. and Russia in the aftermath of the horrifying Paris attacks that killed 130 people.
Thanksgiving parade features balloons, bands, heavy security
NEW YORK (AP) — Giant balloons took to the clear, sunny sky over midtown Manhattan on Thursday for the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, with spectators lining up along the parade route and a heavy police presence keeping a watchful eye.