Putin livid at Turkey

ANKARA/MOSCOW - Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border, in one of the most serious clashes between a NATO member country and Russia for half a century.

Wall Street ends higher, driven by energy amid global tension 4:38pm EST

U.S. shares closed higher on Tuesday as energy stocks rose along with oil prices after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border. | Video

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U.S. issues global travel alert

WASHINGTON/PARIS - Citing "increased terrorist threats" from militant groups in various regions of the world, the U.S. State Department issued a global alert for Americans planning to travel following deadly militant attacks in France and Mali.  Full Article 

A worker walks past oil pipes at a refinery in Wuhan, Hubei province March 23, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

A first for China's teapot oil refineries

BEIJING - Beijing will allow independent refineries to export refined fuel next year for the first time, freeing up 20 percent of China's refining capacity for sales abroad.   Full Article 

Canada is seen across the United States border near Havre, Montana, United States, November 20, 2015. Picture taken on November 20, 2015. Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

Closing the border - no, the other one

HAVRE, Montana - Amid security concerns following the attacks in Paris, the relatively porous northern border has attracted little attention. But in Montana, border agents are worried about Ottawa's plan to bring in 25,000 Syrians by year-end.  Full Article | Gallery 

A banner of Odebrecht SA is pictured in front of buildings under construction at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games athletes village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil July 21, 2015.  REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Olympic contracts come under scrutiny

SAO PAULO - Brazilian police investigating corruption around state-run oil firm Petrobras also plan to probe more than $10 billion of construction contracts for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, a lead investigator said.  Full Article 

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft from Bagram Air Base flies a combat mission over Afghanistan, in this handout photograph taken on June 14, 2009 and obtained on May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Staff Sgt. Jason Robertson/U.S. Air Force/Handout via Reuters

This ungainly-looking, single-pilot plane with a massive, nose-mounted cannon is clearly helping Syrian fighters retake their homes from Islamic State. Yet it’s also a symbol of strife inside the Pentagon.  Commentary 

Cyber-hunting for extremists

As extremist organizations use the internet to spread propaganda and recruit, government agencies develop new techniques to hunt them.

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