Rebecca Turner

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A Kurdish Female Fighter's War Story: 'I Don't Know How Many I've Killed in Kobani - I Don't See Isis as Human'

<b>Kurdistan's female fighters are making history in their struggle with Islamic State (Isis) militants in Kobani. Never before have female combatants</b> …

Surprise! ISIL is using banks, and that makes it vulnerable

We’ve long known that the Islamic State pulls in vast sums of money from oil sales, extortion, ransom, and donations—but it turns out that the group is also, somewhat improbably, using the international financial system to manage its money.<p>That fact was revealed yesterday by David Cohen, the US …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Illegal immigrant tip-offs processed too slowly, says official watchdog

Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration finds flaws in new database set up to collect information from members of the public and Crimestoppers<p>Thousands of illegal immigrants could be escaping removal from Britain because immigration officials are failing to act promptly on tip-offs from the …

UK ordered to pay extra €2.1bn into European Union budget by December

Britain has been told it must pay an extra €2.1bn (£1.7bn) into the European Union budget by the end of next month because the UK economy is doing better relative to other European economies.<p>The demand is certain to be used against David Cameron by the growing camp who want the UK to quit the …

EU reaches deal on CO2 emissions cut

European Union leaders have reached what they described as the world's most ambitious climate change targets for 2030, paving the way for a new UN-backed global treaty next year.<p>The 28 leaders on Friday finally overcame divisions at an EU summit in Brussels to reach a deal including a commitment to …