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February 15, 2019

Pence calls out European nations for not withdrawing from Iran nuclear deal

liorpt/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Vice President Mike Pence urged European nations Thursday to follow the U.S. in withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, and said that America could impose tougher sanctions on the Iranian regime. “The so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) did not prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. It merely delayed the day when that vile regime would gain access to the world’s most deadly weapon,” Pence said while addressing world leaders at the U.S.-sponsored..
February 15, 2019

Alleged US Air Force defector walked into Iranian spy recruiting ground

CIL868/iStock(NEW YORK) -- More than a year before she allegedly defected, U.S. Air Force counterintelligence officer Monica Witt attended a film conference in Iran – an event that U.S. officials and former intelligence officers said was likely a recruiting ground for Iranian spy masters. “It’s an intelligence targeting platform for the Iranian security apparatus,” former longtime CIA case officer Darrell M. Blocker said of such conferences. “It’s not sold as an intel thing, but of course the [U..
February 14, 2019

Prince William visits men’s mental health charities in London

Stuart C. Wilson - WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) -- The Duke of Cambridge visited projects close to his heart in London on Thursday, showing his support for charities focused on men’s mental health and well-being. First, Prince William visited patrons of the Pall Mall Barbers, who belong to a group called the "Lions Barber Collective," which raises awareness for suicide prevention. They provide training for barbers so they can recognize signs of mental illness in their clients and encourage them..
February 14, 2019

Shamima Begum, U.K. teen who joined ISIS in 2015, ‘wants to come home’

Laura Lean - WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) -- When three teenagers missing from East London were found to have left to join ISIS in Syria in February 2015, security camera images from London's Gatwick Airport were a stark emblem of ISIS' potential to influence young people abroad. That three girls living in London would overlook the high-profile atrocities committed by ISIS to travel to Syria at the height of a civil war to join a terrorist organization captured many's attention. ..