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International Predatory Islamic State Wrings Money From Those It Rules Three times a month, Mohammad al-Kirayfawai hands $300 to fighters from the Islamic State for the privilege of driving his refrigerated truck full of ice cream and other perishables from Jordan to a part of Iraq where the militants are firmly in charge. The fighters who man […]
International BTG Pactual CEO Esteves Arrested In Brazil’s Graft Probe, Police Say Andre Esteves, the Brazilian billionaire who transformed Grupo BTG Pactual into the largest independent investment bank in Latin America, was arrested in the corruption probe that has shaken the country’s political and economic leadership. BTG’s shares tumbled the most ever. Federal police arrested […]
International Putin calls Turkey downing warplane ‘a stab in back’ Russian President Vladimir Putin says the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey will have “tragic consequences” for ties between the two countries. Turkey said Tuesday that it shot down a Russian warplane after it ventured into Turkish airspace but Russia’s defense ministry said the aircraft remained within Syria. Putin called the attack “a stab in Russia’s back delivered by […]
International Soldiers patrol Brussels, guard EU buildings, as five held in raids Soldiers patrolled the streets of Brussels and police detained five more people on the third day of a security lockdown on Monday, as Belgium hunted a suspected Islamist militant who has been on the run since the attacks in Paris. Authorities are still […]
International Hostage Crisis in Mali: What We Know Gunmen in Mali have killed at least three people and taken 170 guests and staff members hostage at a luxury hotel in the capital city of Bamako, according to multiple reports. “The attackers, carrying AK-47s, arrived around 7 a.m. in a vehicle or vehicles with diplomatic plates,” […]