- Online shoppers outnumber in-store on Black Friday weekend
- Adele's `25' sales are off the charts in first week of release
Here are the highlights of Sunday’s top news stories from around the world:
With BTG Pactual CEO Andre Esteves still in jail in Brazil, despite his lawyer’s appeals to the nation’s high court, Esteves’s partners were talking about buying out his stake in the bank. Esteves was arrested on allegations he and a senator tried to interfere with the testimony of a former Petroleo Brasileiro SA executive who was jailed in January in the nation’s biggest corruption scandal.
European Union leaders and Turkey reached a deal in which the EU pledged to give the Turks $3.2 billion to help with handling refugees and to relaunch Turkey’s EU membership bid, in exchange for the Turks taking concrete steps to prevent Islamic State militants from crossing into Europe. Turkey declined to engage in tete-a-tete with Russia after the latter announced economic sanctions, hoping that turning down the heat would convince Russia to ease off.
The climate change talks in Paris were disrupted before they even began, with more than 200 protesters detained by French police after they threw projectiles including candles that had been left in memory of victims of the terrorist attack.
More people shopped online than in brick-and-mortar stores during U.S. retailers’ pivotal Black Friday weekend. That may be a first, though we can’t be sure because the National Retail Federation changed its methodologies from past years for tracking seasonal sales.
U.S. Republican presidential candidates continue to avoid seeming to bless the shootings at a Colorado Planned Parenthood center.
Anheuser-Busch Inbev NV is considering selling SABMiller Plc’s Peroni and Grolsch brands as it works to gain regulatory clearance to combine the world’s biggest brewers.
Adele sold a record 3.38 million copies of her new album “25” -- in an era when people don’t often buy albums anymore -- in the first week of release in the U.S. as a decision against streaming the music online paid off.
China’s securities regulator, continuing its crackdown on malfeasance in its markets after this summer’s rout, is investigating three brokerage houses over rules violations on margins and short-selling.