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Official: Militants asked $132.5 million ransom

Related media Travel deals WASHINGTON – (AP) — The Islamic State militants who beheaded American journalist James Foley in Syria had demanded $132.5 million — or 100 million Euros– in ransom for his release, a U.S. official said Thursday. The demands were sent in emails to Foley’s family in New Hampshire, a second U.S. official said. Both officials spoke on ...

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Official: Militants asked $132.5 million ransom

Related media Travel deals WASHINGTON – (AP) — The Islamic State militants who beheaded American journalist James Foley in Syria had demanded $132.5 million — or 100 million Euros– in ransom for his release, a U.S. official said Thursday. The demands were sent in emails to Foley’s family in New Hampshire, a second U.S. official said. Both officials spoke on ...

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Official: Militants asked $132.5 million ransom

Related media Travel deals WASHINGTON – (AP) — The Islamic State militants who beheaded American journalist James Foley in Syria had demanded $132.5 million — or 100 million Euros– in ransom for his release, a U.S. official said Thursday. The demands were sent in emails to Foley’s family in New Hampshire, a second U.S. official said. Both officials spoke on ...

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Ukraine’s Poroshenko talks tough ahead of meetings with Merkel, Putin

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday he would call on Russian President Vladimir Putin to rein in pro-Russian separatists when the two men meet next week and told the Kremlin chief he had “a strong country, a strong army” behind him. Poroshenko spoke as government forces, despite taking heavy losses themselves, thrust deeper into rebel-held territory ...

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Ukraine’s Poroshenko talks tough ahead of meetings with Merkel, Putin

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday he would call on Russian President Vladimir Putin to rein in pro-Russian separatists when the two men meet next week and told the Kremlin chief he had “a strong country, a strong army” behind him. Poroshenko spoke as government forces, despite taking heavy losses themselves, thrust deeper into rebel-held territory ...

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Ukraine’s Poroshenko talks tough ahead of meetings with Merkel, Putin

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday he would call on Russian President Vladimir Putin to rein in pro-Russian separatists when the two men meet next week and told the Kremlin chief he had “a strong country, a strong army” behind him. Poroshenko spoke as government forces, despite taking heavy losses themselves, thrust deeper into rebel-held territory ...

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South African lawmakers chant ‘pay back the money’ at Zuma

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South Africa’s national assembly was brought to a halt on Thursday as far-left lawmakers noisily chanted “pay back the money” at President Jacob Zuma, after $23 million in public funds was spent on his home. Zuma was responding to questions in the usually calm…

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South African lawmakers chant ‘pay back the money’ at Zuma

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South Africa’s national assembly was brought to a halt on Thursday as far-left lawmakers noisily chanted “pay back the money” at President Jacob Zuma, after $23 million in public funds was spent on his home. Zuma was responding to questions in the usually calm…

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