- Turkey-Russia spat over downed Russian warplane escalates
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.
- Hollande, on Moscow visit, calls for broad anti-IS coalition
MOSCOW (AP) — French President Francois Hollande called for forming a broad international coalition against the Islamic State group, using his visit to Moscow on Thursday to try to unite France, the U.S. and Russia on a response to the Paris attacks that killed 130 people.
- The Latest: Belgium says likely Paris fugitive gets help
PARIS (AP) — The latest on the attacks in Paris and security alert in Brussels. All times local:
- Pope says 'catastrophic' if interests derail climate talks
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Pope Francis warned Thursday that it would be "catastrophic" for world leaders to let special interest groups get in the way of a global agreement to curb fossil fuel emissions as he brought his environmental message to the heart of Africa on the eve of crucial climate change talks in Paris.
- Cameron: UK must attack IS in Syria to deny group safe haven
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron urged skeptical lawmakers to back airstrikes on the Islamic State group in Syria, saying Thursday that the Paris attacks have given the fight new urgency and Britain owes it to key allies to act.
- Stranded migrants in clashes at Greece-Macedonia border
IDOMENI, Greece (AP) — Hundreds of migrants stranded at Greece's northern border clashed with police Thursday while trying to force their way into Macedonia.
- The Latest: Turkey: Dialogue with Russia should stay open
BEIRUT (AP) — The latest developments regarding the war in Syria. All times local.
- 2 Turkish journalists jailed over Syria smuggling reports
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court has ordered two prominent opposition journalists jailed pending trial on terrorism charges and revealing state secrets.
- 3 Palestinians die in clashes; Israel toughens fence
JERUSALEM (AP) — Three Palestinians were shot and killed in separate clashes with Israeli security forces in the West Bank on Thursday as Israel announced plans to strengthen a fence near the flashpoint city of Hebron in an effort to contain a two-month spate of violence.
- Egypt begins King Tut exploration, searching for Nefertiti
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Antiquities Ministry said Thursday that exploration has begun inside King Tutankhamun's 3,300 year-old tomb in the search for hidden chambers that an Egyptologist believes could include Queen Nefertiti.
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