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Iranian cartoonists use pens to jab Islamic State — and West

Jun 3, 2015

Iranian cartoonists use pens to jab Islamic State — and West

Caricatures of Arab and Western leaders appeared beside those of top jihadis at an Iranian cartoon contest on Islamic State group crimes that drew entries from artists around the world. Political cartoons have a long tradition in Iran, despite many restrictions in the staunchly ...

Jun 3, 2015

U.S. says 10,000 Islamic State militants killed in nine-month campaign

More than 10,000 Islamic State fighters have been killed since the international coalition started its campaign against the militant group nine months ago in Iraq and Syria, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday. Speaking after the coalition met in Paris, he ...

British actor joins Kurds fighting Islamic State group

Jun 3, 2015

British actor joins Kurds fighting Islamic State group

A British actor who has had minor roles in Hollywood films has joined Kurdish fighters battling the Islamic State group in Syria and appeared in an online video Tuesday. Michael Enright, who played a deckhand in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” appeared ...

Why U.S. billionaires may be unable to buy 2016 election

Jun 3, 2015

Why U.S. billionaires may be unable to buy 2016 election

Florida Senator Marco Rubio has one; Texas Senator Ted Cruz has one; even former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, considered a long-shot for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, has a billionaire in his corner. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has two. Campaign finance watchdog groups ...

Jun 3, 2015

Ex-Kremlin Internet 'troll' sues to end pro-Putin propaganda campaign

A Russian journalist who says she went undercover as a pro-government Internet troll is suing her former employer in a bid to expose the workings of the Kremlin’s online army. “This propaganda on the Internet is very dangerous,” freelancer Lyudmila Savchuk, 34, said Tuesday. ...