Russia and Turkey refuse to back down in row over jet downing

ISTANBUL/NIZHNY TAGIL, Russia Russia sent an advanced missile system to Syria on Wednesday to protect its jets operating there 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. | Video

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U.S. sanctions businessman helping Syrian government buy oil from Islamic State

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