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Turkey downs Russian warplane near Syria border, Putin warns of 'serious consequences'


ANKARA/MOSCOW Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border on Tuesday, saying the jet had violated its air space, in one of the most serious publicly acknowledged clashes between a NATO member country and Russia for half a century. | Video

Downed Russian pilot picked up by Syrian army: envoy

PARIS One of the two Russian pilots who ejected from a jet shot down by Turkey on Tuesday has been picked up by the Syrian army and is being taken to Russia's base there, Russia's ambassador to France said on Wednesday.

France, Belgium widen probe into Paris attacks, Hollande meets with Obama


PARIS/BRUSSELS An investigation into the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris widened on Tuesday when French prosecutors said a man who provided lodging to the suspected ringleader must have known of a militant plot, and Belgium issued a warrant for a new suspect.

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Chicago charges officer in black teen's death, releases video of shooting


CHICAGO A white Chicago policeman was charged with murdering a black teenager on Tuesday, hours before authorities released a graphic video showing the youth walking away from officers as he is shot 16 times. | Video

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Obama, Hollande urge Russia to focus Syria attacks on Islamic State


WASHINGTON U.S. President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande pressed Russia on Tuesday to focus its attacks in Syria on Islamic State militants after Turkey heightened tensions in the region by downing a Russian plane.

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Joint projects with Turkey may be canceled after Russian jet downed: Russian PM

MOSCOW Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey could result in cancelling some important joint projects.

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Franco-German risk fund could be set up in weeks if political will: source


PARIS A 10 billion euro ($10.66 billion) Franco-German fund to pay for tighter security, external border controls and caring for refugees could be set up within weeks if there is enough political will, a source close to the French economy minister said on Tuesday.

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Tue, Nov 24 2015

U.S. working to keep up with surging weapons demand: Pentagon


WASHINGTON The U.S. government is working hard to ensure quicker processing of U.S. foreign arms sales, which surged 36 percent to $46.6 billion in fiscal 2015 and look set to remain strong in coming years, a top Pentagon official said.

24 Nov 2015

Minneapolis police arrest three in shooting of Black Lives Matter protesters


MINNEAPOLIS Minneapolis police on Tuesday arrested three men in the shooting of five people near a police station where demonstrators have gathered for more than a week to protest the killing of an unarmed black man by police officers. | Video

24 Nov 2015

Paris attack ringleader returned to scene of crime: prosecutor


PARIS The ringleader of the Paris attacks returned to the scene of the shootings and was near the Bataclan concert hall while police were still trying to oust the gunmen who killed 89 people there, the Paris prosecutor said on Tuesday.

24 Nov 2015