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29 November 2015 12:51 PM Turkey preparing to hand over body of pilot to Russia

ANKARA — The body of the pilot killed when Turkey shot down a Russian jet was taken to Turkey late on Saturday to be handed over to Russia, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said. The body is being treated in accordance with the Orthodox tradition, Mr Davutoglu said in a news conference in Ankara on Sunday before going to Brussels for a meeting with European 7

29 November 2015 12:12 PM Turkey to hand over body of Russian pilot killed after plane shot down near Syrian border

The body of a Russian pilot killed when his plane was shot down by Turkey last week will be handed over to a Russian representative after being retrieved from Syria, Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu says. "The pilot who lost his life during the air violation was received by us on the [Syrian] border last night," Mr Davutoglu told reporters in Istanbul 5

28 November 2015 6:02 PM The Climax of Obama's Climate Legacy

As President Obama flies to Paris this weekend for the opening of the latest international negotiation on climate change, diplomats on both sides of the Atlantic appear confused about what his position will be. Will he champion legally binding commitments by all nations including the U.S. to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions? Or will he agree only to deal with no legal 10

26 November 2015 6:56 PM Turkey-Russia spat over downed Russian plane deepens with Moscow moving to cut economic ties

A tug-of-war over a Russian warplane shot down 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 saying on a defiant note that his military is ready to do the same if another air intrusion happens. The spat reflected a clash of ambitions of two strongman 9

25 November 2015 10:42 AM Russia ratchets up anti-Turkish rhetoric as Nato calls for calm

SOCHI/ANKARA — Russia ratcheted up criticism of Turkey and moved to reinforce its operations in Syria as US President Barack Obama and the Nato military alliance called for an easing of tensions after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet. Turkey showed no sign of backing down. "We certainly don’t have any idea to escalate this issue," President Recep 7

25 November 2015 9:44 AM Obama and Nato seek to cool Russian-Turkish tension over downed jet

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama and the Nato military alliance called for a de-escalation of tension between Turkey and Russia, as their war of words over the downing of a Russian fighter jet threatened to undermine efforts for a united front against Islamic State. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, meanwhile, said on Wednesday the downing 11

24 November 2015 4:26 PM Putin’s ‘realpolitik’ aims to make Russia indispensable

BRUSSELS — By intervening in Syria, President Vladimir Putin has broken Russia’s relative isolation and is making it the "indispensable nation" in conflicts in Syria, Ukraine and against Islamic State (IS) while the US balks at deeper involvement. But in this geopolitical poker game, it is not clear he will be able to quit while winning, especially when events 10

24 November 2015 8:11 AM U.S. sanctions 4 Burundian security officials over crisis

The United States has imposed sanctions on top government security officials in Burundi, over the political crisis in the country. The U.S sanctions target Public Security Minister and Deputy Director General of the National Police, for their crackdown on protesters and intimidation of the opposition. Also sanctioned were a former intelligence chief 9

24 November 2015 4:52 AM US sanctions Burundi officials

The United States imposed sanctions on Monday on top government security and opposition officials in Burundi over the unrest in the African nation. The US sanctions target Public Security Minister Alain Guillaume Bunyoni and Deputy Director General of the National Police Godefroid Bizimana for their crackdown on protests and intimidation of the opposition 10

23 November 2015 10:40 PM Iran leader hosts Putin, says U.S. policies a threat to both

DUBAI Iran's supreme leader, at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Tehran, said on Monday U.S. policies in the Middle East were a threat to both countries and called for closer bilateral ties. The civil war in Syria has evolved into a wider proxy struggle between global powers, with Russia and Iran supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad 10