Cries of “Enough already” on Russian meddling aren’t coming from just Mr. Trump’s supporters. In Russia, beleaguered liberals complain that the American focus feeds propaganda portraying President Vladimir Putin as a master strategist.
3. “After Turkey call I will be heading over to Trump National Golf Club, Jupiter, to play golf (quickly) with Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson.”
That was President Trump tweeting about his post-Thanksgiving plans (the “Turkey call” had nothing to do with the bird).
In the morning, Mr. Trump phoned the Turkish president, telling him that the U.S. would no longer arm the Y.P.G., a Kurdish militia fighting in Syria against the Islamic State that Turkey sees as a threat. Then he hit the links with Mr. Woods and Mr. Johnson, the world’s No. 1 golfer, but evaded most photographers, above.
4. Black Friday unfolded across the nation with the usual scramble for discounts, while online, the day logged extraordinary sales. Our correspondents tracked the action, from crashed websites to long lines for sneakers in Los Angeles, and Wirecutter, a Times company that reviews products, has a rundown on deals.
Brick-and-mortar stores have been battered by consumers’ shift to online shopping, but Macy’s, for one, has something to fall back on: a collection of real estate worth an estimated $16 billion, much of it old and grand. Above, crowds outside its flagship store in New York.
5. “Let bygones be bygones.” That was Emmerson Mnangagwa, also known as the Crocodile, as he was sworn in as Zimbabwe’s new president.
The 75-year-old extolled the leader he helped oust, Robert Mugabe, 93, as “a father, mentor, comrade in arms and my leader.” Mr. Mugabe, under house arrest, did not attend.
For many Zimbabweans, elation over the fall of Mr. Mugabe has turned to cynicism over whether the rise of a member of the old guard amounts to more of the same misrule. “Now Mnangagwa’s bootlickers will have their full turn to loot from the state coffers,” one said.
6. Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee Olympic sprinter convicted of killing his girlfriend in 2013, had his sentence increased to 15 years by a South African court, with prosecutors calling the original six-year term “shockingly lenient.”
Mr. Pistorius, pictured above in court last year, maintains that he shot Reeva Steenkamp, 29, by accident, unloading bullets through a bathroom door at what he believed was an intruder. The ruling extending his sentence said that Mr. Pistorius “displays a lack of remorse and does not appreciate the gravity of his actions.”
7. Hope is fading for the 44 sailors on an Argentine Navy submarine missing since Nov. 15, in what may be the most deadly accident involving a submarine since Russia’s Kursk sank in 2000.
President Mauricio Macri, above, must now confront mounting anger over the antiquated condition of Argentina’s armed forces, false reports of satellite calls from the ship, and the weeklong delay in discovering that an explosion had been recorded in the vicinity of the craft’s disappearance.
The wife of a crew member said of her husband, “If he can somehow hear me out there, all I can say is I love him.”
8. It’s one of America’s most diverse ZIP codes: 94591. A Bay Area suburb, it’s a tapestry of races and ethnicities, like the Johnson family, above.
But Vallejo, Calif., is still no promised land, our correspondent writes. Groups tend to cluster together, giving rise to friction and stereotyping. Stubborn disparities endure.
The correspondent, John Eligon, who is black, came face-to-face with the bias there. He observes: “Diversity, it seemed, makes people feel comfortable using stereotypes and expressing biases.”
9. The trials of peace activists in Australia put a spotlight on a U.S. intelligence facility hidden in the outback. The activists could serve seven years for trespassing.
Known as Pine Gap, the base was presented to the Australian public in 1966 as a space research facility. But in reality, it controls U.S. satellites that guide airstrikes and nuclear weapons. “TURN AROUND NOW,” a road sign near the base warns.
A small town nearby has become a haven of sorts for American spies, engineers and cryptologists, complete with a baseball diamond and beef brisket at the grocery.
10. Thanksgiving is over (hopefully without too much political strife at the table), but possibilities abound in the leftovers piled high in refrigerators.
All that uneaten turkey can go into salad, soup, noodles, above, or even pav bhaji, an Indian dish served with buttered, toasted buns.
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