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Turkey-Russia spat over downed Russian warplane escalates
News ImageANKARA, Turkey (AP) A tug-of-war over a Russian warplane downed by a Turkish fighter jet at the border with Syria escalated Thursday, with Moscow drafting a slew of economic sanctions against Turkey and the Turkish president defiantly declaring that his military will shoot down any new intruder.
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:15:21 -0500
Killing ramps up fears of Venezuela poll violence
News ImageVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Thursday the fatal shooting of an opposition leader appeared to be a gangland score-settling, dismissing claims it was politically motivated ahead of elections. The event was also attended by Lilian Tintori, the wife of a jailed opposition leader and a high-profile critic of Maduro. Polls have indicated Maduro's socialist government could lose its majority in the National Assembly in next month's vote, potentially weakening his grip on power.
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:11:59 -0500
2 Turkish journalists jailed over Syria smuggling reports
News ImageANKARA, Turkey (AP) In new blow to media freedoms in Turkey, a court on Thursday ordered two prominent opposition journalists jailed pending trial over charges of willingly aiding an armed group and of espionage for revealing state secrets for their reports on alleged arms smuggling to Syria.
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:11:29 -0500
Trump called out for appearing to mock disability
News ImageWASHINGTON (AP) Donald Trump denied Thursday that he mocked a reporter with a disability in a South Carolina speech, despite appearing to imitate mannerisms of the "poor guy" and make fun of him.
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:08:29 -0500
Putin says to keep cooperating with U.S.-led coalition over Syria
By Denis Pinchuk and Elizabeth Pineau MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will keep cooperating with the United States and its partners to fight Islamic State in Syria, but that cooperation will be in jeopardy if there are any repeats of Turkey's shooting down of a Russian jet, Russia's Vladimir Putin said. Speaking after talks in the Kremlin with French President Francois Hollande, Putin voiced lingering anger at Turkey's actions, saying he viewed the downing of the jet as an act of betrayal by a country Moscow had thought was its friend. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:06:31 -0500
Stafford throws 5 TDs to lift Lions to 45-14 win over Eagles
News ImageDETROIT (AP) Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson combined for one of the best games of their careers, helping the surging Detroit Lions keep the Philadelphia Eagles reeling.
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:59:58 -0500
France and Russia agree to 'coordinate' strikes against IS
News ImageFrench President Francois Hollande said Thursday that Russia and France had agreed to coordinate strikes against Islamic State (IS) jihadists after talks with Vladimir Putin, who said Moscow could avoid bombing "healthy" opposition groups. "The strikes against Daesh (IS) will be intensified and be the object of coordination," Hollande said at a press conference with his Russian counterpart, adding that the strikes would focus on the transportation of oil. Hollande was in Moscow for the last leg of a diplomatic mission to rally support for a wider coalition against IS, with the two leaders finding common ground as recent victims of attacks that killed hundreds of people.
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:59:19 -0500
Sebastian Coe gives up role with Nike amid scrutiny
News ImageMONACO (AP) Although new to his job, Sebastian Coe has already learned that some battles are simply not worth fighting when you're trying to lead a major sport out of crisis.
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:51:45 -0500
Utah man passes airport security with stolen boarding pass
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) A sex offender with a stolen boarding pass got through airport security in Salt Lake City and checked in at a gate for a flight to California before he was caught earlier this month, authorities have disclosed. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:49:44 -0500
Hollande and Putin agree on closer anti-IS coordination
News ImageFrench President Francois Hollande and Russias Vladimir Putin agreed to share intelligence information and cooperate on selecting targets in the fight against the Islamic State group, raising hope for closer ties between Moscow and the U.S.-led anti-IS coalition following the Paris terror attacks.
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:48:46 -0500
Red-hot Kane heads Spurs into last 32, Sturridge injured
News ImageHarry Kane headed Tottenham into the Europa League last 32, the red-hot England striker's ninth goal in six matches earning Spurs a 1-0 win at Azerbaijani champions Qarabag on Thursday. Kane's decisive second half goal assured the Group J leaders qualification into the knockout stages with a game to spare. Joining the Premier League side in the next round were Krasnodar, Villarreal, Basel, Schalke 04, Athletic Bilbao, and Lazio.
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:15:30 -0500
Tunisia detains 30, identifies bomber after attack
News ImageTUNIS, Tunisia (AP) Tunisian authorities have detained 30 people suspected of having extremism links after a suicide bombing targeting presidential guards, and identified the bomber as a local street vendor.
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:29:21 -0500
Mali says arrests two suspects linked to Bamako hotel attack
News ImageBy Tiemoko Diallo and Adama Diarra BAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali authorities arrested two people on Thursday suspected of links to an attack on a luxury hotel in the capital that killed 20 people, the security ministry said. At least two armed men launched a dawn raid on the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako on Friday last week, killing six Russians, three Chinese and an American among others, in the worst jihadist strike on the West African country in years. The siege ended hours later when Malian commandos stormed the hotel and freed 170 hostages.
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:28:46 -0500
Germany to support military campaign against IS after French appeal
By Noah Barkin and Sabine Siebold BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will join the military campaign against Islamic State militants in Syria by deploying Tornado reconnaissance jets, refueling aircraft and a frigate to the region, after a direct appeal from close partner France for Berlin to do more. The decision to commit military personnel and hardware is a shift for Germany, which has resisted such direct involvement in the conflict. It still has no plans to join France, the United States and Russia in conducting air strikes in Syria. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:27:07 -0500
Big balloons, heavy security for NYC Thanksgiving parade
News ImageNEW YORK (AP) Americans paused Thursday to celebrate their blessings despite terrorism fears and racial tensions over fatal police shootings across the country. A record number of police officers patrolled the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, while St. Louis resumed its annual parade, canceled last year amid protests over Michael Brown's death.
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:26:20 -0500
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