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TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's relations with historic foe China are playing a key role in local elections on the self-ruled island Saturday as the ruling Nationalist Party meets increased resistance to forging stronger ties with Beijing.
Police in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson arrested 15 people after fresh protests over a grand jury decision not to indict a white policeman for shooting dead an unarmed black teenager. The arrests came after protesters forced a crowded St Louis mall to close for around two hours earlier in the day, demanding a boycott of post-Thanksgiving shopping and justice for Michael Brown. Monday's announcement that officer Darren Wilson will not face charges sparked demonstrations, arson and eruptions of gunfire in Ferguson, and protesters were again out on the streets in the predominantly black suburb on Friday after the rallies looked to peter out.
By Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Demonstrators shut down a shopping mall near Ferguson, Missouri, at the start of the holiday shopping season on Friday as protests over the killing of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer turned on some retailers around the country. After a quiet Thanksgiving Day, protesters were out in force again to vent their anger at Monday's decision by a grand jury not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb. ...