Russia beefs up air defense after Turkey tensions

Russia sent an advanced missile system to Syria to protect its jets and pledged its air force would keep flying missions near Turkish air space, sounding a defiant note.

U.S. jobless claims fall more than expected 8:38am EST

WASHINGTON, Nov 25 - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, drifting back to near 42-year lows as labor market conditions continue to tighten.


A commercial ship manoeuvres as it leaves the port of Piraeus near Athens November 13, 2008. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

The great Greek shipping myth

Greek shipowners say they’re too big to tax. But their size is an illusion that costs Athens millions.  Special Report 

Costco shopping carts await customers outside a Costco Warehouse in Carlsbad, California February 28, 2012. Costco will report earnings this week.  REUTERS/ Mike Blake

E. coli scare at Costco

At least 19 people in seven states may have been infected by E. coli after eating rotisserie chicken salad sold at Costco stores, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.   Full Article 

Tibet's melting glaciers show climate crisis

Rapid climate change in Tibet could have massive consequences for Asia's water supply. Natalie Thomas visited Namtso Lake, a holy site for Tibetans that is fed by melting glaciers.

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