Today’s edition of quick hits:
* Europe: “The leaders of the euro zone’s four largest economies vowed on Friday to defend the common currency with all means necessary, trying to reassure markets before yet another key summit meeting of the European Union next week in Brussels. But there clear disagreement remains about what those mechanisms ought to be.”
* On a related note, talk of a new European stimulus is dependent on the details, “which remain murky.”
* Did Syria shoot down a Turkish fighter jet today? At this point, the answer isn’t clear.