Nov. 25 world news summary at 1530 GMT


MOSCOW — Hundreds of angry protestors gathered in front of Turkish Embassy in Moscow to demonstrate their rage over the downing of a Russian Su-24 warplane, which was shot down by Turkish air force on Tuesday.


Over 600 Russians had already rallied around the embassy on Tuesday evening, holding posters writing “stab in the back,” “not going to Turkey” and so on. The protest has lasted for one and a half hours, with Russian policemen maintaining order at the scene. (Russia-Turkey-Protestors)
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WASHINGTON — Commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan John Campbell said on Wednesday that a deadly U.S. airstrike on an Afghan hospital last month was “caused primarily by human error,” admitting that the U.S. forces directly involved in the incident did not know the target was a hospital. (U.S.-Afghan Hospital-Airstrike)
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MOSCOW — A Russian presidential aide confirmed on Wednesday that Moscow will begin to deliver the modernized S-300 missile defense systems to Teheran this year.

“The contract has been signed. I hope that some parts will be supplied this year; some will be supplied next year,” Vladimir Kozhin was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency in the central Russian city of Yekaterinburg. (Russia-Iran-Missles System)
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BRUSSELS — Members of the European Parliament (MEP) on Wednesday urged EU countries not to equate refugees with terrorists but to boost security by stepping up cooperation instead.

“Political grandstanding that equates refugees with terrorists only foments the hatred and disillusion that inspires those who join terrorist groups,” argued many MEPs in Wednesday’s debate in Strasbourg. (EU-EP-Refugees) Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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