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Putin, citing national security, signs Turkey sanctions decree

MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin signed a decree imposing a raft of punitive economic sanctions against Turkey on Saturday, underlining the depth of the Kremlin's anger toward Ankara four days after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane. | Video

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EU hopes for Turkish help to slow migrants at summit

BRUSSELS Leaders of the European Union aim to sign an agreement with Turkey in Brussels on Sunday that offers Ankara cash and closer ties with the EU in return for Turkish help in stemming the flow of migrants to Europe.

Turkey 28 Nov 2015

Japan's tiny refugee community urges Tokyo to open doors wider

YOKOHAMA, Japan Hitoshi Kino, a bespectacled clerical employee at a university near Tokyo, doesn't stand out.

28 Nov 2015

Thousands of Israeli Arabs protest ban on Islamist group

UMM EL-FAHEM, Israel Thousands of Israeli Arabs protested on Saturday against the outlawing of a popular Islamist group that Israel says has played a central role in stoking a wave of Palestinian street attacks.

Israel 28 Nov 2015

Greek PM fails to get opposition backing on pension reform

ATHENS Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras failed to secure the backing of Greek opposition parties on Saturday for tough pension reforms the country has promised to submit by December under its international bailout.

Greece 28 Nov 2015

Britain's Fallon says parliament's Syria vote uncertain: Sunday Telegraph

LONDON Britain is not certain to hold a parliamentary vote on taking military action against Islamic State forces in Syria, defense minister Michael Fallon said, as it would become "difficult" if opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn orders his MPs to oppose it.

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