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 one of its warplanes by Turkey, a move that raised the threat of a military confrontation between the NATO member and Moscow.
The chairman of the Hong Kong arm of one of China's biggest securities companies goes missing. The head of another firm resurfaces after months incommunicado. An executive at a film studio is detained for allegedly taking bribes.
The Downed Russian Warplane: The pilots of the Russian fighter jet shot down by Turkish forces Tuesday had ejected themselves from the aircraft before it crashed in northwestern Syria. Multiple news outlets, citing Syrian rebel groups on the ground, reported that insurgents fired at the two pilots as they parachuted down and both were killed.
Alan has an extensive gallery of this environmental nightmare, with both aerial and on-the-ground photos, but this satellite view is really something: A photo posted by Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) on Nov 24, 2015 at 12:46pm PST Some details on the situation in case you haven’t read about it yet: In this frame we see Bento Rodrigues, a small village that was destroyed when the nearby dam failed and released 62 million cubic meters of wastewater.
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ReutersDefiant Merkel vows to stand by refugee policy despite security fearsReutersBERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed on Wednesday to stick to her open-door refugee policy, defying criticism at home and abroad which has intensified due to growing fears about a potential security risk after the Islamist attacks in Paris French Prime Minister: Europe can't take any more refugeesAmerican Thinker (blog)Merkel Vows to Help France in Fighting Islamic State TerrorismBloombergGermany's Merkel defends refugee policyFinancial TimesThe Guardian -Deutsche Welle -Pulse Nigeriaall 113 news articles »