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Battle for Mosul: How ISIS is fighting to keep its Iraqi stronghold

<b>(CNN) —</b> Just over a week into the battle for Mosul, and the vast coalition seeking to oust ISIS from Iraq's second city is making swifter than expected progress.<p>But for all its gains -- 78 villages liberated, and nearly 800 ISIS fighters killed as of Monday morning -- the Iraqi coalition is …

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Iraqi troops expand foothold in Mosul as IS pledges more suicide attacks | Reuters

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi troops expanded their foothold on the eastern side of Islamic State’s stronghold of Mosul on Friday, as the group pledged to mount more suicide attacks on their offensive to take the city.<p>The elite Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) stormed the Tahrir district …

Iraqi forces recapture key air base near Mosul

<b>(CNN) —</b> Iraqi paramilitary forces have recaptured a strategic airbase outside the northern city of Tal Afar, a spokesman for the Popular Mobilization Forces said.<p>Ahmed al Assadi acknowledged that militia forces have yet to extinguish some pockets of ISIS resistance inside the airbase, however, …

Trump election: Nato chief warns against going it alone

<b>Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has warned US President-elect Donald Trump that "going it alone" is not an option for Europe or the United States.</b><p>He said the West faced its greatest security challenge in a generation.<p>During his election campaign, Mr Trump described Western military alliance …

How the battle for Mosul unfolded

<b>The battle for Mosul was a huge military operation to recapture Iraq's second largest city from so-called Islamic State (IS).</b><p>Mosul fell to IS in June 2014, with IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi proclaiming the creation of a "caliphate" from its ancient and now destroyed Great Mosque of …

Iraq says city close to archaeological site bulldozed by Islamic State militants two years ago has been liberated<p>The Iraqi military says its forces have retaken Nimrud, the site of an ancient Assyrian city overrun by Islamic State militants two years ago.<p>Related: Isis video shows destruction of …

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ANALYSTS: Brexit will bring recession ... and contagion

Post-EU referendum, the mood has changed suddenly. "Recession," "contagion," and "stagflation" are the words they're using now.<p>No need for further comment. Here are the lowlights:<p>Morgan Stanley, Andrew Sheets et al: Negative impact will be global.<p>Barclays, Fabrice Montagne et al: "Stagflation" …

This is the scariest thing about what’s happening in the UK right now

The U.K. is in crisis Monday following its decision to leave the European Union with a lack of leadership in both main political parties and no real …

Stocks sink 4.1% on Brexit hangover; pound hits 31-year low

European stocks tumbled by Monday's close, as the fallout from Britain's decision to leave the European Union (EU) continues, sending the pound to a …

It's official—Brexit's 'Black Friday' sell-off was the worst ever at $2 trillion

The U.K.'s referendum to leave the European Union was a costly decision in more ways than one.<p>Worldwide markets hemorrhaged more than $2 trillion in …

Sterling falls below Friday's 31-year low amid Brexit uncertainty

Currency markets faced more upheaval on Monday, with traders raining new pain on Britain's pound <b>(Exchange: GBP=)</b> and the yuan <b>(Exchange: CNY=)</b> falling …

Equities sell off for second day, safe-havens up in Brexit aftermath | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global markets sold off for a second straight day on Monday, dragging the British pound to a 31-year low, while gold and safe-haven government debt rallied on Britain’s shock vote last week to leave the European Union.<p>Major U.S. stock indexes recorded their worst two-day drop …

To Brexit or Regrexit? A dis-United Kingdom ponders turmoil of EU divorce | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - To leave, or not to leave: that is the question. Still.<p>A woman holds a sign in Westminster, in central London, Britain June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Phil Noble<p>After Britain’s historic vote to leave the European Union, there is no indication that a so-called Brexit will happen soon. It …

British taxpayers lose billions in banks' Brexit crash

British banks are struggling to keep calm and carry on.<p>Their shares have collapsed since Britain's vote to leave the European Union on Thursday. Lloyds Bank (LYG) stock has lost 30% in value since the referendum. RBS (RBS) is down 31%.<p>That's bad news for British taxpayers, who own big chunks of …

Alex Salmond: Scottish Parliament cannot block Brexit

Alex Salmond has admitted the Scottish Parliament does not have the power to block Brexit, and insisted that Nicola Sturgeon never suggested she had a veto.<p>The former first minister, who described his successor’s leadership since the EU vote as “inspiring”, said Westminster was able to override any …

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Brexit has wiped $2 trillion (and counting) off global stock markets

At the start of the week, most global stock markets are down, but they don’t look as bad as they did on Friday, the day after Britain voted to leave the European Union.<p>Then again, how could they? Friday, June 24 was the <i>worst day ever</i> for global stock markets, in terms of total value destroyed. …

Brexit Vote: U.K. Politics in Meltdown After Referendum

The U.K.'s main political parties were mired in crisis Monday following the country's unprecedented decision to leave the European Union.<p>Following the referendum last Thursday, the U.K.'s political establishment has been thrown into chaos with no party or politician immune from the fallout of the …

Brexit vote, UK political confusion keep world markets on edge | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s vote to leave the European Union continued to reverberate through financial markets, with the pound falling to its lowest level in 31 years, despite government attempts to relieve some of the confusion about the political and economic outlook.<p>UK finance minister George …

Northern Ireland left reeling after Brexit vote

Britain’s shock decision to leave the EU has raised questions about the future of the United Kingdom. Peter Geoghegan examines what it could mean for …

UK must look 'beyond Europe' after Brexit, says CBI boss

Britain must look “beyond Europe” if it is to thrive in a post-Brexit world, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).<p>Paul Drechsler, president of the CBI, urged the Government to send out a clear message that Britain was open for business.<p>The boss of Britain’s biggest business …

Irish, French officials look to woo financial firms away from London

Officials in Dublin, Paris and Frankfurt have wasted little time in trying to encourage financial-services companies based in London to move now that Britain is leaving the European Union.<p>IDA Ireland, which promotes foreign investment in the country, issued a statement within hours of the release …

Leave leaders back Carney, Osborne as UK grapples with Brexit fallout | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - The leaders of the campaign to get Britain out of the European Union sought to ease concerns about the country’s uncertain economic future by giving public backing to Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and finance minister George Osborne.<p>Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer …

Boris Johnson breaks cover, says UK will retain single market access post-Brexit

In his weekly Telegraph column, Johnson said EU citizens would be protected in the UK, and vice versa.<p>Boris Johnson has outlined his vision for a …

The Least Worst Option For The U.K. After The Brexit Vote

The momentous decision by British voters to leave the European Union continues to send shockwaves through the UK political establishment and the country as a whole.<p>Both of the country’s main political parties are in turmoil. In the ruling Conservative Party a leadership election is now under way …