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Saudi Arabia-Iran row spreads to other nations

<b>(CNN) —</b> The fallout of Saudi Arabia's execution of a Shiite cleric is spreading beyond a spat between the Saudis and Iranians, as other Middle East nations chose sides Monday and world powers Russia and China weighed in.<p>Relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran -- two Middle Eastern powerhouses -- …

Israel arrests suspects in arson attack on Palestinian home

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Thursday announced the arrests of several Jewish extremists with possible connections to an arson attack that killed a …

Britain launches Syria airstrikes

LONDON — British Royal Air Force Tornado fighter jets conducted airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, the country's defense ministry said Thursday.<p>The bombing campaign came shortly after Prime Minister David Cameron held a vote in the House of Commons late Wednesday on whether to …

Apparent Suicides Multiply in China's Anti-corruption Campaign

An investigation into the death of an anti-corruption official in China follows a string of cases that tie back to the country’s two-year campaign …

Putin to Turkey: Expect more sanctions for jet shoot-down | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said Turkey’s shooting down of a Russian military jet was a war crime and that the Kremlin would punish Ankara with additional sanctions, signaling fallout from the incident would be long-lasting and serious.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a news …

Yazidi Women Tell of Rape and Enslavement at Hands of ISIS

KHANKE CAMP, Iraq — The grandmother lifted her face to heaven and let out a high wail.<p>"I pray for this hell to end," the 64-year-old said before crumpling onto the floor of her hut.<p>Kimy Hassan Sayfo's daughters and granddaughters have been held captive by ISIS. Two daughters recently escaped but …

The Statue Of Liberty 'Based On A Muslim Woman'

The French sculptor wanted her to stand watch over the Suez Canal.<p>The Statue of Liberty was originally conceived of as being a peasant Muslim woman in traditional Islamic dress, according to the Smithsonian Institution's magazine.<p>She would have stood guard over the Suez Canal in Egypt instead of …

VW 'finds another software problem affecting fuel consumption'

The latest software issue on VW cars focuses on the recovery of energy, which can be used to recharge car batteries<p>Volkswagen has uncovered yet another software problem affecting its vehicles' fuel consumption, according to reports, adding to a massive pollution cheating scandal that has engulfed …

Russia strikes back at Turkey with economic sanctions

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia plans to retaliate against Turkey for the downing of a warplane by imposing sanctions, cutting economic ties and scrapping major …

Pope in Kenya: Francis Warns Against Special Interests Derailing Climate Talks

NAIROBI, Kenya — Pope Francis has warned 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 on the eve of make-or-break climate change talks in Paris.<p>Francis issued the pointed warning in a speech to …

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Turkey won't apologize for downing Russian warplane, Erdogan says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Turkey will not apologize for downing a Russian fighter jet it says violated Turkish airspace near the Syrian border, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an exclusive CNN interview Thursday in Ankara.<p>"I think if there is a party that needs to apologize, it is not us," he said …

23 photos of famous landmarks lit up in solidarity with Paris

At least 120 people were killed and many more were injured in a series of shootings and bombings across multiple locations in Paris Friday evening.<p>Residents of countries all over the world were shocked, alarmed, and saddened for the people of France. Online, the hashtag #PrayForParis took over …

Airlines carve US into markets dominated by 1 or 2 carriers

DALLAS (AP) — The wave of consolidation that swept the U.S. airline industry has markedly reduced competition at many of the nation's major airports, …

Why is the U.S. bringing down the hammer on FIFA?

<b>(CNN) —</b> In recent years, FIFA has made news not just for enforcing rules on the soccer field, but also for allegedly breaking them off it.<p>The body that governs soccer, the most popular sport in the world, is a multibillion-dollar behemoth.<p>Great power, yes. Great responsibility? Not so much, critics …

Corruption

Bernanke Says Currency Mismatch a Risk for China Policy Makers

China needs to create deep and liquid markets to avoid currency risks as it makes the yuan a convertible currency, former Federal Reserve Chairman …

China

Greece Is Running Out of Money, Cannot Make June IMF Repayment

jones_supa writes: <i>Greece, the country which has been in extreme financial trouble and high debt for years, cannot make debt repayments to the</i> …

Italy accused of bringing in Islamist 'terrorists' after Christians thrown into sea

Italian police are investigating claims by 100 other asylum seekers that Christian refugees drowned after Muslim migrants threw them overboard<p>A dozen Christian asylum seekers drowned in the Mediterranean after they were thrown overboard by Muslim migrants in a furious row fueled by “religious …

Syria war: 'Chlorine' attack video moves UN to tears

<b>Members of the UN Security Council were moved to tears after they were shown a video of an apparent chlorine gas attack in north-west Syria last month.</b><p>The footage shows the unsuccessful attempts of doctors to revive three children all aged under four.<p>US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power described …