SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has boasted about his high standing in polls, slammed super PACS as "a scam" and dismissed rivals Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush at a campaign stop in their home state of Florida.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday signed a decree adopting a series of retaliatory economic measures against Turkey over the downing of a Russian warplane on the Syrian border. The sanctions are "aimed at ensuring national security and that of Russian citizens" and included a ban on charter flights between the two countries and on Russian businesses hiring any new Turkish nationals as well as import restrictions on certain Turkish goods, according to a text of the decree released by the Kremlin. The new measures come into effect from January 1, according to the decree which adds that "organisations under Turkish jurisdiction" will also find their ability to operate in Russia curtailed.