NATO denounces Russian incursion into Turkish airspace

ISTANBUL - The United States and NATO denounced Russia on Monday for violating Turkish airspace and Ankara threatened to respond, reporting two incursions in two days and raising the prospect of direct confrontation between the former Cold War adversaries. | Video

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WASHINGTON - The 500 largest American companies hold more than $2.1 trillion in accumulated profits offshore to avoid U.S. taxes and would collectively owe an estimated $620 billion in U.S. taxes if they repatriated the funds, according to a study released on Tuesday.

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U.S. warns against 'egregious' restrictions in contested South China Seas

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Benghazi committee Democrats say they'll release witness transcripts

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Australia central bank holds rates steady for fifth month

SYDNEY - Australia's central bank left interest rates unchanged on Tuesday for a fifth straight month in a widely expected move and offered no clues to indicate it may change its steady stance any time soon.

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Israel toughens measures against Palestinians, West Bank youth killed

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