Russia says it's stepping up its sanctions against Turkey following the shooting down of a Russian combat jet near Turkey's border with Syria. Turkey says the plane entered its airspace - and that Russia had been warned.
Syria began its descent into civil war in early 2011, when government security forces shot and killed protesters. But if President Bashar al-Assad thought a show of force would end the protests, he was wrong.
People in a number of US-allied nations trust Vladimir Putin more than Donald Trump when it comes to handling foreign affairs, according to a new survey. The results show a significant lack of confidence in both leaders.
Russian military planes have been flying too close for comfort in Baltic and Nordic airspace. Experts warn that the tension in the skies could lead to dangerous accidents or kick off an "escalation spiral."
Syrian regime forces and moderate rebels have agreed to a ceasefire north of the city of Homs. The "de-escalation" zone created there will be monitored by Russian troops, and is the third of four planned "safe" areas.
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