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South Korea Building New Base for Rapid Reaction to Pyongyang’s Moves

South Korea has unveiled a plan to open a new naval base on a southern resort island of Jeju to host a rapid-reaction force that will respond to "provocations" from the North, local media reported Sunday.

Tit-for-Tat: Russian Sanctions Set to Deal Heavy Blow to Turkish Economy

Political tensions are traditionally followed by a disruption of economic ties. Thus, the recently announced Russian economic measures against Turkey were expected.

London Hopes to Hold Syria Campaign Vote This Week, Still Building Case

The UK government wishes to have a parliamentary vote on expanding its anti-ISIL campaign to Syria this week.

German Right-Wing Party Urges Merkel to Step Down Over Refugee Crisis

Germany’s right-wing party leader has demanded that Chancellor Angela Merkel step down over her controversial handling of the refugee crisis.

Another Bubble? China’s Corporate Bonds Market Surges on Shadow Investment

Real estate in 2015, the stock market this past summer, and now the corporate bonds sector might be in line for the speculative assets acquisition in mainland China's ‘shadow banking’ sector.

Syrian Army Repels Massive ISIL Offensive on Strategic Air Base

The Syrian forces repelled a massive assault by Islamic State (ISIL) militants on the strategic Deir ez-Zor air base, having destroyed scores of attackers in a counter-offensive.

Russia Awards Syrian Special Forces for Saving Su-24 Co-Pilot

The Russian Defense Ministry has awarded the members of the Syrian Special Forces, who helped to rescue a Russian co-pilot of the Su-24 bomber which was shot down by the Turkish Air Force in Syria.

Iranian Navy to Employ Modern Subs in Upcoming Naval Exercises

Iran’s navy is set to carry out a specialized exercise in the Sea of Oman next week using a range of underwater craft, including homegrown submarines.

Crimea Ready to Launch 'Energy Bridge' to Russia After Blackout

Crimean electricity authorities are on standby to connect the Black Sea peninsula to Russia’s power grid, the Crimean state-run energy company said Sunday.

High Precision Russian Weapons Wiping ISIL From the Face of the Earth

Russian warplanes have probably unleashed thousands of bombs and missiles on radical groups in Syria but some weapons in Moscow's arsenal make its aerial campaign truly unique.

Sweet President: Vladimir Putin Goes CHOCOLATE

Artist Nikita Gusev created a life-size statue of the Russian president… from chocolate!

Fight in Berlin Refugee Center Leaves Seven Hospitalized

Seven people were hospitalized after a mass fight in a refugee accommodation center in western Berlin, local media reported Sunday.

Austrian Chancellor: West, Russia Must Mend Fences to End War in Syria

To end the civil war in Syria and crash the Islamic State terrorist group, Europe and the US should act in sync with Russia. Such military cooperation also envisions a normalization of relations between Russia and the West, soured by the events in eastern Ukraine, Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann said on Saturday.

Russia to Cut All Contacts With Turkey on Training Camp Trips

Russia will cut all contacts with Turkey on trips to training camps.

Ankara Seeks to Keep ‘Communication Channels’ Open With Russia – PM

Ankara wants to keep all communication channels with Russia open despite the strain that the downing of a Russian jet has put on bilateral relations.

EU Leaders to Discuss Global Migrant Crisis With Turkey's Davutoglu

The heads of the EU member states will meet Turkish Prime Minister to discuss solutions of the global migrant crisis.

Almost 80% of Japanese Fear Paris-Style Attacks – Poll

A vast majority of people in Japan fear that Paris-style terror attacks could take place in their country, a new opinion poll released Sunday has found.

Decline of Middle Class: 'Black Friday' Failure Outside Low-End Segment

'Black Friday' sales attracted mostly discount hunters among the low-income consumers, while the wealthier opted staying at home, thus leaving apparel and perfume shops on the skids in the wake of holiday season.

Tehran Won't Stop Supporting Syria - Iranian Supreme Leader Advisor

According to a senior advisor to the Supreme Leader of Iran, thisi is iran's duty to support Syria in everything.

Thousands Rallying Against Climate Change in Canberra Ahead of Paris Talks

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of the Australian capital of Canberra for a climate change march, with other cities around the world witnessing similar rallies ahead of the Paris climate negotiations, local media reported Sunday.

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