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30th May 2016

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EU government ransom money bankrolls terrorists

European governments are bankrolling Islamist militants by handing over millions to release hostages, reports the International New York Times. "Kidnapping Europeans for ransom has become a global business for Al Qaeda, bankrolling its operations across the globe," says the paper. The group has made $125 million since 2008.

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