NATO to Russia: We're not buying your 'mistake'

BRUSSELS - NATO rejected Moscow's explanation that its warplanes violated Turkey's air space by mistake and said Russia was sending more ground troops to Syria.

Europe-U.S. data transfer deal used by thousands of firms is ruled invalid 9:32am EDT

BRUSSELS/LUXEMBOURG - A deal that allows thousands of companies to transfer data from Europe to the United States is invalid, the highest EU court said on Tuesday in a landmark ruling that follows revelations of mass U.S. government snooping.

Laborers work at a shoe factory in Hanoi November 13, 2014.  REUTERS/Kham

Historic trade deal faces skeptics in Congress

ATLANTA - It took five years to forge the Trans Pacific Partnership, which liberalizes commerce in 40 percent of the world's economy. How long will it take for Congress to approve it?  Full Article 

Members of the Students for a Free Tibet organisation display a banner on scaffolding in front of the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva October 22, 2013. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Silencing critics at U.N. rights forum

GENEVA - Beijing is blunting scrutiny of its actions at the venue that’s supposed to protect victims of state repression: the UN Human Rights Council.  Full Article | Escape from Gansu 

Mexican comics, one of them dressed as U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (C), poke fun at the candidate during a show entitled "Sons of Trump" at the Aldana theater in Mexico City, Mexico October 3, 2015. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Son of a Trump: an insult-laden Mexican play

MEXICO CITY - Wearing outlandish blond wigs, a group of comedians in Mexico lambasts Donald Trump as a dangerous buffoon in a play that hits back over his anti-Mexican comments.  Full Article 

Takaaki Kajita, director of the University of Tokyo's Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, gestures during a news conference in Tokyo October 6, 2015. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Neutrinos are this small -- and they have mass

STOCKHOLM/LONDON - A Japanese and a Canadian scientist won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Physics for discovering that elusive subatomic particles called neutrinos have mass, opening a new window onto the fundamental nature of the universe.  Full Article 

Jack Dorsey’s next test at Twitter

Twitter named Jack Dorsey as its permanent CEO but said it would look elsewhere for a chairman, seeking to allay concerns about its co-founder's dual role as head of the mobile payments company Square.

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Live: Afghanistan testimony

WASHINGTON - Army General John Campbell, the commander of U.S. operations in Afghanistan, testifies to the Senate Armed Services Committee.