European shares rise to three-month high

KONFRONTASI - European shares hit three-month highs on Thursday, rising in thin trade as expectations grew for aggressive European Central Bank (ECB) action next week.

A solid quarterly report from chipmaker Infineon and a rebound in metal prices also provided support.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index closed up 0.9 percent at 1,516.25 points, its highest level since August. However, volumes were just 65 percent of its 90-day average.

Wall Street was closed for the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday.

From Democrat to Autocrat: NATO ally turns back on Group’s Ideals

Police stage a dawn raid on a large-circulation newspaper armed with warrants to take the editor-in-chief into custody. There can be no image quite so potent of a government that has lost its democratic legitimacy or one that has something to hide. It’s happened in Kazakhstan, Zimbabwe, and Somaliland. Last Sunday, it happened in Turkey.

European ISIL numbers reaches 3,000

KONFRONTASI - The European Union says that the number of Europeans joining ISIL terrorists in Iraq and Syria has surged over the past few months.

Referring to the number of Europeans joining the ISIL, EU Counterterrorism Coordinator Giles de Kerchove said on Tuesday, "My own assessment is that we're about 3,000."