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Iraqi forces assault 2 villages south of Mosul

HAJ ALI, Iraq (AP) - Iraqi forces on Tuesday assaulted villages far south of Mosul in the Nineveh province, attempting to clear rural areas of Islamic State fighters who stayed behind to hinder their advance. Other forces are advancing on the city from different directions, and the US -led coalition is providing airstrikes and other support. The units' presence in the whole area in west of Mosul would also enable them to secure the border areas between Iraq and neighboring Syria and would ...


South Korean leader says she'll resign after lawmakers act

South Korean leader says she'll resign after lawmakers act

As the passage calls for support from at least 28 Saenuri members even if every opposition and independent lawmaker supports the move, it is crucial for the ruling party to lend support. "She apparently wanted to buy more time, but in the end she might have hastened the end of her presidency". The 60-year-old Choi is also accused of interfering in government affairs, despite holding no official position.


S.Korean President calls on Parliament to decide her fate

S.Korean President calls on Parliament to decide her fate

Cha Eun Taek, who has worked with Gangnam Style star Psy and boyband megastars Big Bang, used his ties to a confidante of Ms Park's to win lucrative projects from state agencies and private firms, prosecutors said. Lawyers for Choi and Park's former aide An Chong-bum could not be reached for comment. "I will leave the issue of my departure, including the (possible) reduction of my term in office, to a decision by the National Assembly", she said in a speech carried live on television.



UK government denies handwritten note on Brexit is policy

Field does not have any official role in the negotiations but, as the MP for the Cities of London and Westminster, he is likely to take a close interest in the impact on the City. All I can say is that it is going to be a negotiation which has to be serious, we have to get our negotiating mandate in place but this is being done soberly and meticulously.


Mitt Romney, Donald Trump to meet Tuesday

Mitt Romney, Donald Trump to meet Tuesday

Mr Trump praised Mr Petraeus, a retired general, on Twitter shortly after the hour-long meeting at Trump Tower in Manhattan. The Tuesday meeting was announced on Monday by Trump's transition team in a telephone conference call with journalists and comes after one of his closest collaborators, former campaign director Kellyanne Conway, openly criticized Romney on Sunday on several television programs.


Fatah movement re-elects President Abbas as party leader

Fatah movement re-elects President Abbas as party leader

On the agenda will be the process to choose 1,400 new members of Fatah's Central Committee and Revolutionary Council. It is the second congress of Fatah party that is held in the Palestinian territories since the establishment of the Palestinian National Authority in 1994.