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PARIS (AP) — Aiming to head off a rift between major Mideast players, President Barack Obama urged Turkey and Russia on Tuesday to set aside tensions over the downing of a Russian warplane and focus on the common priority of defeating the Islamic State group.
By John Geddie LONDON (Reuters) - European stock markets stuttered and the euro clawed back some ground against the U.S. dollar on Tuesday as investors had second thoughts about sky-high expectations of European Central Bank easing this week. Britain's FTSE 100 was one of only a couple of the region's bourses to show gains after the release of promising bank stress tests, with record low unemployment data from Germany feeding fears that ECB stimulus hopes could be overdone. Europe's bond yields ticked higher and the single currency bounced off a 7-1/2-month low on concerns that the ECB may not deliver all the stimulus on Thursday that investors have come to expect.
By Manuel Mogato OLONGAPO CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - A Philippine court found a U.S. Marine guilty of killing a transgender woman on Tuesday, jailing him for six to 12 years in a case that has reignited debate over the American military presence in its former colony. The Olongapo City regional trial court also ordered Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton to pay more than 4.5 million pesos ($95,350) to the family of Jennifer Laude, who was found dead last year in a hotel outside the former U.S. navy base northwest of Manila. "This is not quite a victory," Laude's sister, Malou, told Reuters.