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 8:10pm EST

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 murder in the death of a black teenager he shot 16 times spent his first day in custody on Wednesday confined to a jail hospital ward as calm prevailed in a city that had braced for civil unrest over a newly issued video of the slaying. | Video


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.


At Trump's presidential rallies, a combustible mix of glee, fear

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. "We're not gonna take it anymore," a crowd of thousands sang as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump entered a South Carolina convention center on Tuesday night as a 1980s heavy metal song by the band Twisted Sister blared from speakers.


Brazil corruption probe widens; Senate leader, BTG Pactual CEO arrested

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA The chief executive of Brazil's biggest independent investment bank and the leading senator in the governing coalition were arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of obstructing the country's most sweeping corruption investigation ever.

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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