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Ukraine parliament convenes for first time
Following a resounding victory for pro-Western parties in October, Ukraine's new parliament has convened for the first time. It is set to select a prime minister and speaker.

Oil prices hit four-year low ahead of OPEC meeting
OPEC members are due to convene in Vienna for one of their most crucial meetings in years. A glutted market has seen a drop in earnings for the oil producer cartel, which is responsible for a third of the world's crude.

North Korean leader's sister given senior government post
Kim Jong Un's little sister has assumed a senior position in North Korea's ruling Workers' Party. The announcement is being seen as an attempt to consolidate a third generation of Kim family rule in the pariah state.

Juncker survives no confidence vote
The European Commission's new president, Jean-Claude Juncker, has survived a no confidence vote in Strasbourg. It comes as the latest political storm in Juncker's term, which began earlier this month.

Cleveland shooting video shows police shot boy within seconds
Police have released video footage showing the moment when an officer fatally shot an African-American boy who was carrying a toy gun in Cleveland, Ohio. It comes in the wake of racially-charged protests in Ferguson.

British embassy vehicle hit in deadly Kabul suicide attack
Afghan officials say several people have been killed and wounded in a suicide attack on a British embassy car in Kabul. The attack is the latest in a wave of bombings amid a withdrawal of foreign troops.

Tensions ease in Ferguson ahead of Thanksgiving
Heavily armed police in the US town of Ferguson are working to prevent another night of violent protests. Scattered demonstrations have continued, however.

Munich refugees leave trees after police clear hunger-strike camp
Refugees who had spent the night in trees after German police cleared their camp in Munich are now safely back on the ground. They are demanding the right to stay in Germany.

Greek labor unions launch 24-hour strike over austerity
Greece's two biggest labor unions have begun a day-long strike, bringing short and long distance transportation to a halt. Stringent austerity measures, which threaten to intensify in 2015, prompted the work protest.

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes dies from injuries
Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes has died, two days after receiving serious head injuries during a domestic match in Sydney. He was 25.

German unemployment hits three-year low
Lower growth forecasts for Europe's biggest economy haven't kept Germany's jobless figures from sinking. The latest data for November marked a return to employment levels not seen in three years.


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