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'Panama Papers' reveal offshore tax evasion, money laundering among global elite

A massive leak of millions of confidential documents from a Panamanian law firm has drawn back the curtain on the world of offshore tax evasion and money laundering, and allegedly includes a $2-billion money trail linked to associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin.<p>The dump of 11.5 million …

'For Allah' Inscription Found on Viking Era Ring

Ancient tales about Viking expeditions to Islamic countries had some elements of truth, according to recent analysis of a ring recovered from a 9th …

Pakistani Taliban claims responsibility for attack on court, killing 16

At least 16 people, including two police officers, were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up Monday at the gate of a judicial complex in northeastern Pakistan, officials said.<p>Senior police officer Saeed Wazir said the bomber was heading toward the main judicial compound in the town of …

Extremism

Biden in Mideast: U.S., allies will 'squeeze the heart' of Islamic State

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden began a Mideast tour Monday vowing that the United States and its allies would destroy and "squeeze the heart" of the Islamic State group, while thanking both American airmen and Emirati troops.<p>Biden spoke before hundreds of airmen as jets roared down the runway at …

‘I witnessed the birth of Isis’: how one film-maker captured the horror of Iraq

At some point during this film from deep inside Iraq’s many wars, one asks oneself, shattered: “Do I need to watch this?” Jihadi executioners clear a pavement opposite a marketplace and shoot a suspected informer while he kneels, hooded, then kick the body casually. Next, the Islamist fighters are …

Middle East

China is the fastest-growing exporter of weapons in the world

China isn't the only nation that has seen a boost in arms sales. Weapons exports also increased for the U.S., Russia and Britain, the report states.<p>The study comes at a time when Beijing is trying to reduce its historical reliance on military hardware from other countries, most notably Russia, and …

'Idiocracy' Writer Says Satirical Film About Dumbed-Down America Has Become A 'Documentary'

“I thought the worst thing that would come true was everyone wearing Crocs,” said Etan Cohen.<p><i>When Joe awakens from 500 years of cryogenic sleep, he enters a world of total and utter idiocy. Intellectual curiosity is dead, as is social responsibility. “The intelligent,” the narrator explains, have</i> …

Satire

Trump's surge confounds rivals, makes him betting favorite | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump’s chances of clinching the U.S. Republican presidential nomination shot to a record high on global betting websites on Wednesday and the billionaire businessman, long viewed as a political outsider, won his first endorsement from a member of Congress.<p>Donald Trump …

Republicans