Wednesday 2 December 2015

France, Belgium widen probe into Paris attacks

An investigation into the November 13 attacks in Paris widened on Tuesday when French prosecutors said a man who provided lodging to the suspected ringleader must have known of a militant plot, and Belgium issued a warrant for a new suspect. Painting a chilling picture of ringlea


Asia stocks stumble on geopolitical tensions

Asian stocks were on edge on Wednesday with most markets stumbling as geopolitical tensions flared after Turkey downed a Russian fighter jet, while crude oil prices eased from two-week highs. Australian shares dipped 0.5 per cent. South Korea's Kospi lost 0.2 per cent and Hon


Majority Britons ready to quit EU after Paris attacks

More than half of Britons want to leave the European Union as voter anxiety over the bloc's security was stoked by Islamist militant attacks on Paris that killed 130 people, according to an opinion poll published on Tuesday. Prime Minister David Cameron is trying to win conce


Iran's Khamenei warns of US plot to divide Iraq

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday accused the United States of trying to divide Iraq along sectarian and ethnic lines and urged Iraqis to withstand any such plans. Shi'ite Muslim power Iran wields great influence in Iraq, which has a majority Shi'


Turkey shoots down Russian war plane near Syria border

Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border on Tuesday, saying it had repeatedly violated its air space, one of the most serious publicly acknowledged clashes between a Nato member country and Russia for half a century. Russian President Vladimir Putin said the pla


Russia, Turkey won’t back down in jet dispute

Russia sent an advanced missile system to Syria and pledged its air force would keep flying missions near Turkish air space, sounding a defiant note after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet. Russia sent an advanced missile system to Syria on Wednesday to protect its jets oper

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