• 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.

  • British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton addresses the media during a press conference ahead of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015.  (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Hamilton victory seems destined in Abu Dhabi

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Lewis Hamilton is aiming to finish off his championship-winning season with a victory in Formula One’s season-ending grand prix this weekend, and with the streets of Abu Dhabi festooned with the British driver’s No.44, such an outcome seems predestined.

  • Qatar launches probe after rains exposed poor construction

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar has launched an investigation after heavy rains exposed poor construction in a country set to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, a deluge that saw water cascade through the roof of its $15 billion main airport.

  • 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)

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    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.

  • Palestinian security officers carry the body of 16-year-old Ibrahim Dawood during his funeral in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015. Ibrahim died of his wounds sustained during clashes with Israeli soldiers two weeks ago near Beit El settlement, on the northern entrance of Ramallah, in a statement for the Palestinian ministry of health. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

    Palestinian dies in clashes with Israeli troops in West Bank

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Two Palestinians were shot and killed in separate clashes with Israeli security forces in the West Bank on Thursday as Israel announced plans to strengthen a fence near the flashpoint city of Hebron in an effort to contain a two-month spate of violence.

  • 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.

  • Piper Foley, 4, daughter of New York Stock Exchange Senior Vice President Douglas Foley, meets Santa Claus from the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange before the opening bell Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Asian stocks rise on expectations for Europe stimulus

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks were higher Thursday on expectations for additional European Central Bank stimulus as jitters about tensions between Russia and Turkey faded.

  • Pakistan cricket says government to decide on India series

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistan Cricket Board says it is up to the government to green-light the series against India next month.

  • In this photo taken Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 children play in a street in the village of Komsomolskoye, Dagestan, Russia. An epidemic of recruitment for the Islamic State group has swept through the predominantly Muslim Dagestan where young men and women are leaving for Syria, pursuing a religious ideal or trying to escape police profiling. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

    Russian crackdown on Muslims fuels exodus to Islamic State

    KOMSOMOLSKOYE, Russia (AP) — Security forces in Russia’s southernmost republic of Dagestan keep devout Muslims under surveillance, routinely raid their homes and haul them to police stations to give DNA samples and fingerprints.