Iraqi Forces Launch Operation to Seize Last Daesh Enclave in Mosul

Iraqi forces pressed forward on Monday with a broad offensive targeting Islamic State group-held areas in west Mosul and called for civilians to leave, the military said. The decision to surround the remaining IS holdouts is prolonging an already grueling fight, according to Iraqi commanders, and is punishing civilians being held by IS as human shields.

Putin in Versailles: Macron pays Russian president highest honor

Instead of reporting on his campaign, Macron said , the two Kremlin-funded outlets aimed at readers outside Russian Federation had simply published "serious falsehoods" and "lying propaganda". Putin said after talks with his French counterpart that Russian Federation and France have some coinciding assessments on Syria and can qualitatively improve their interaction as part of the efforts for settling the situation in that Arab country.

Venezuelan People on the Street Defending Nicolas Maduro

The opposition-controlled National Assembly has repeatedly blocked efforts at debt refinancing and other efforts by the government to remedy the ongoing economic crisis. Tajani also characterized Venezuela's planned withdrawal from OAS as an act of "regional isolation that is harmful for the country". Two senior Venezuelan government officials confirmed the deal but declined to give more details.

Ariana Grande Returns to Manchester to Honor Victims With Concert

Commencing the show was Marcus Mumford, singing an acoustic version of Mumford & Sons' track Timshel . "I think that the kind of love, the unity that you're displaying is the medicine that the world really needs right now", she said. All net ticket proceeds will go towards the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund set up by Manchester City Council in partnership with the British Red Cross .

'Kiki' Mladenovic feeds off home crowd to advance

Kristina Mladenovic ensured France will have women in the quarterfinals for the first time since 1994 after dumping out fourth seed Muguruza 6-1, 3-6, 6-3. If head-to-head records are anything to go by, Mladenovic has a slight edge, having won their only encounter, in Marrakech in 2015, but she needed two tiebreaks to come out on top.

JK Rowling, more celebs skewer Trump over his London attack tweets

Of those killed one has been confirmed as Canadian national by the country's prime minister Justin Trudeau who said he was "heartbroken" but did not give further details. Jeremy Corbyn , the head of the Labour Party, said on Twitter: "Brutal and shocking incidents reported in London ". A moment of silence was also held in Manchester , where American pop singer Ariana Grande returned to headline a concert to raise money for the victims of the May 22 suicide bombing.