Russia, Turkey won't back down in jet dispute

ISTANBUL/NIZHNY TAGIL, Russia - Russia sent an advanced missile system to Syria and pledged its air force would keep flying missions near Turkish air space, sounding a defiant note after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet.

Exclusive: U.S. has urged legal reforms abroad to block Islamic State recruits 25 Nov 2015

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department has provided specific suggestions to governments in Europe and elsewhere on how to strengthen counterterrorism laws in order to arrest would-be foreign fighters before they join groups like Islamic State, according to a policy paper reviewed by Reuters.


Chicago calm a day after release of video of police shooting teenager

CHICAGO The white Chicago policeman charged with murdering a black teenager he shot 16 times spent his first full day in custody on Wednesday in a jail hospital ward, but calm prevailed in the city despite fears of civil unrest over a video of the slaying. | Video


Mud from Brazil dam burst is toxic, U.N. says

RIO DE JANEIRO Mud from a dam that burst at an iron ore mine in Brazil earlier this month, killing 12 people and polluting an important river, is toxic, the United Nations' human rights agency said on Wednesday.


Lagging behind Clinton in 2016 bid, Sanders boosts staff, spending

WASHINGTON Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is boosting the size of his campaign staff and increasing state budgets in his challenge against the frontrunner for the party's nomination, Hillary Clinton.


With U.S.-Cuba detente, a battle over trademarks looms

CAMAGUEY, Cuba When Julio Manzini decided two years ago to name his small restaurant McDonald's after the famous fast-food chain , he had no idea it could cause any trouble. He has since been frightened into removing the name.

Revealed: The Greek shipping myth

The Greek shipping industry has long argued it is so important to the economy it deserves tax breaks. But if Greece measured shipping the way other countries do, the industry would be much smaller. Former Greek Finance Minister Giorgos Papakonstantinou says it's cause for concern. Tom Bergin reports.

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