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The European Union pays Turkey to stop the flow of refugees and asylum seekers. Meanwhile, Germany joins in the fight against ISIS – and Germans wonder whether that makes them a target. Plus, a journalist checks out charities and offers advice on how to make your donation count.
Can world leaders get their act together on climate change? That's the big question at the global climate summit, which starts today in Paris. We'll have a preview. Also, the summit is taking place amid heightened security in the aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks. There's also been a lot of discussion here in the US about what constitutes terrorism, after the term was widely used to describe the shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado last Friday. Marco discusses what is terrorism, and what isn't, with anti-terrorism expert Juliette Kayyem. Plus, an Italian sports reporter gives us his take on Kobe Bryant's announced retirement. The NBA star grew up partly in Italy and has a huge following there.
Despite the cold and bad weather in the Mediterranean, thousands of migrants keep trying to reach Europe. We'll have the latest. Later we hear an incredible story of a Jewish girl who survived World War II by hiding beneath the kitchen floor in the house of a woman she didn't know. Plus, we'll bring you a report from Iceland on how a warming climate is literally changing the country's landscape. Glaciers are melting, and scientists are worried that the melting could lead to more volcanic eruptions.
Happy Thanksgiving! Today on The World, the French effort to bring Russia into a broad anti-ISIS coalition. Then we turn to Paris, where we meet a couple of Americans who call the French capital home. They reflect on the Paris attacks and the aftermath, and on the special meaning Thanksgiving has for them this year. And back here in the US, we visit Fremont, California, home to one of the country's largest Afghan populations. For Thanksgiving, one market there offers up turkeys cooked Afghan-style.
Even under normal circumstances, Thanksgiving is a hard time to travel, but this year, the holiday season is getting under way amid a worldwide travel alert issued by the US State Department. Also today, we highlight a new series of reports about meth production and distribution in Asia. Plus, we hear how Muslims in one Canadian town are dealing with a suspected hate crime against their local mosque.
Turkish forces shoot down a Russian fighter jet on the border between Syria and Turkey. The Turks insist the Russian plane was in their airspace, but the Russians disagree. Plus, Muslims in the West talk about occupuying a Muslim "gray zone." Also, we take a look at a couple of immigrant entrepreneurs in Los Angeles who are trying to take their success beyond their own ethnic communities.