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Friday, November 27, 2015
Turkey has released audio recordings of what it says are the Turkish military's repeated warnings to the pilot of the Russian plane before it was shot down at the border with Syria -- audio that grows increasingly more agitated.
Russia said Thursday it would be looking to cut economic ties with Turkey and scrap investment projects in a matter of days in the aftermath of the Turkish downing of a Russian warplane.
Hollande heads to Russia to press anti-IS coalition
French President Francois Hollande will hold talks on Thursday with Russian leader Vladimir Putin as part of his diplomatic marathon to forge a broad coalition against Islamic State jihadists in the wake of the Paris attacks.
Pre-fab shelters to house migrants in Germany
A retired engineer in Germany has come up with a solution to the shortage of appropriate housing for asylum seekers as winter draws near: pre-fabricated concrete houses that can be manufactured and erected in just a few days.
Holloway women's prison, which held suffragettes as well as notorious murderers and where the last woman to be executed in Britain was hanged, is to close down, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer (or finance minister) George Osborne said Wednesday.
It could take months to evaluate the extent of damage to a river left choked with mud when a dam burst at an iron ore mine, Brazil's environment minister said Wednesday.
Hungary said on Wednesday it will issue bonds denominated in yuan, a first for any central or eastern European country.
Putin unveils museum honoring ex-leader Yeltsin
Late Russian leader Boris Yeltsin's "nuclear button" briefcase went on display Wednesday as a major new museum devoted to the legacy of Russia's first president opened in the Urals.
"I came from my room to see what was happening. I saw the fire and ran outside," says Dawit, a 13-year-old Ethiopian boy living in a Swedish center for asylum seekers.
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Putin sends air defense missiles to Syria to deter Turkey
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered state-of-the art air defense missile systems to be deployed at a Russian air base in Syria following the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey, a move that raised the threat of a military confrontation between the NATO member and Russia.
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