• Chinese stock investors play cards at a brokerage house in Fuyang in central China's Anhui province Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. China's stock market fell sharply Friday as investigations into the securities industry widened to include two top brokerages. (Chinatopix via AP) CHINA OUT

    China shares slide as brokers investigated

    TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks were mostly lower in muted trading Friday, after Wall Street was closed for Thanksgiving, but China’s market fell sharply as investigations into the securities industry widened to include two top brokerages.

    Updated: 2:08 am

  • This Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015 frame grab from video by Haberturk TV, shows a Russian warplane on fire before crashing on a hill as seen from Hatay province, Turkey. The Russian plane shot down by Turkey on Tuesday was operating over the Turkmen Mountain region in Syria's Latakia province, and one of the Russian pilots was captured by a rebel group that includes local Turkmen fighters. The Turkmen in Syria were among the first to take up arms against Syrian government forces, as Turkey lent its support to rebels seeking to topple President Bashar Assad. They have looked to Turkey for support and protection. (Haberturk TV via AP) TURKEY OUT

    Turkey-Russia spat over downed Russian warplane escalates

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — 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.

    Updated: 8:30 pm

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and France's President Francois Hollande shake hands after their news conference following the talks in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015.Putin and visiting French President Francois Hollande agreed to share intelligence information and cooperate on selecting targets in the fight against the Islamic State group, raising hope for closer ties between Moscow and the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group following the Paris attacks. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, pool)

    Hollande, on Moscow visit, calls for broad anti-IS coalition

    MOSCOW (AP) — The presidents of France and Russia agreed Thursday to tighten cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State group, although they remained at odds over their approach toward Syrian President Bashar Assad.

    Updated: 10:58 pm

  • 2 Russian weightlifters and dancer banned for doping

    MOSCOW (AP) — Two Russian weightlifters, two professional cyclists and a sport dancer have been banned for doping, the country’s anti-doping agency said Thursday.

  • UEFA confirms steroid positive test in Dinamo Zagreb case

    NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has confirmed that Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Arijan Ademi was banned after testing positive for the anabolic steroid stanozolol.

  • Russian Biathlon Union accepts fine over 2014 doping cases

    SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — The Russian Biathlon Union is accepting a fine of 100,000 euros ($106,000) over three doping cases, including two that came ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomes French President Francois Hollande during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015. French President Francois Hollande on a visit to Moscow Thursday called for forming a broad international coalition against the Islamic State group. (Sergei Chirikov/Pool Photo via AP)

    The Latest: Hezbollah, Syrian troops kill IS figure

    BEIRUT (AP) — The latest developments regarding the war in Syria. All times local.

  • In this file photo taken on Monday, Nov.  16, 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pose for the media before their talks during the G-20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey.  Putin ordered the deployment of long-range air defense missiles to a Russian military base in Syria and Russia‘s military said it would destroy any target that may threaten its warplanes following the downing of a Russian military jet by Turkey. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, file)

    Russia holding up Turkish goods at border as relations sour

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

  • In this Nov.13, 2015 file photo, a photographer pictures the logo at the IAAF (International Amateur Athletic Federation) headquarters in Monaco. A step-by-step anti-doping roadmap that Russia will have to follow to be allowed back into international competition is to be discussed Thursday by track and field's governing body. The meeting in Monaco of the IAAF council could throw up difficult questions for its president, Sebastian Coe. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

    Coe faces tough issues as IAAF leaders meet in Monaco

    MONACO (AP) — Although new to his job, Sebastian Coe has already learned that some battles are simply not worth fighting when you’re trying to lead a major sport out of crisis.

  • Asian stocks rise on expectations for Europe stimulus

    LONDON (AP) — With Wall Street closed for the Thanksgiving holiday and tensions between Russia and Turkey fading, European stock markets were buoyed Thursday by expectations that the European Central Bank will back further stimulus for the ailing 19-country eurozone economy next week.