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November 25, 2015, by VOANews

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday that Turkey’s downing of a Russian warplane “looks like a planned provocation,” but that Russia is not going to war with Turkey. Lavrov […]

Meetings of the Defence Ministers at NATO Headquarters in Brussels- Doorstep Statement by NATO Secretary General

NATO backs Turkey but seeks to lower tensions with Russia

November 24, 2015, by Jamie Dettmer of VOANews

NATO says it stands with Turkey following an emergency meeting in Brussels of its 28 ambassadors requested by Ankara to discuss the downing a Russian ...

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Bulgarian PM: Tension between Nato, Russia ‘not good’

November 24, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boiko Borissov said on November 24 that the downing of a Russian military plane by Turkish fighter jets was likely to ...


Putin accuses Turkey of ‘stabbing’ Russia ‘in the back’ after fighter downed

November 24, 2015, by VOANews

Russian president Vladimir Putin accused Turkey of “stabbing” Russia “in the back” and supporting terrorism after Turkish F-16 ...

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    UN Security Council urges action against IS
    November 21, 2015, by Margaret Besheer of VOANews

    One week after the deadly Paris attacks, the U.N. Security Council called Friday on nations to “redouble and coordinate their efforts” targeting so-called Islamic State fighters in territory they control […]

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    Global internet freedoms decline fifth year in a row
    October 28, 2015, by Doug Bernard of VOANews

    When it comes to protecting freedom of expression online, the news is not good. For the fifth straight year in a row, the World Wide Web became less free for […]

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    Turkey shoots down unidentified aircraft near Syria
    October 16, 2015, by VOANews

    Turkey says it has shot down an aircraft of unknown nationality that had intruded into its airspace near the Syrian border. In a statement, Turkey’s military said the plane ignored […]

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    Turkey mourns victims of deadly blasts in Ankara
    October 11, 2015, by Jamie Dettmer of VOANews

    Turkey on Sunday mourned the victims of twin bombings at a peace rally in Ankara that killed at least 95 people, while investigators worked to try to figure out who […]

  • Pluto’s Blue Sky: Pluto’s haze layer shows its blue color in this picture taken by the New Horizons Ralph/Multispectral Visible Imaging Camera (MVIC). The high-altitude haze is thought to be similar in nature to that seen at Saturn’s moon Titan. The source of both hazes likely involves sunlight-initiated chemical reactions of nitrogen and methane, leading to relatively small, soot-like particles (called tholins) that grow as they settle toward the surface. This image was generated by software that combines information from blue, red and near-infrared images to replicate the color a human eye would perceive as closely as possible.
    NASA: Pluto has blue skies, water ice
    October 8, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

    The first colour images of Pluto’s atmospheric hazes, returned by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft last week, reveal that the hazes are blue, the space agency said on October 8 2015. […]

  • Meetings of the Defence Ministers at NATO Headquarters in Brussels- Doorstep Statement by NATO Secretary General
    NATO slams Russia’s ‘troubling escalation’ in Syria
    October 8, 2015, by VOANews

    The head of NATO slammed Russia’s “troubling escalation” of military activities in Syria, a day after Moscow launched cruise missiles as part of an intensified air campaign against Syrian rebels. […]