MOSUL, Iraq — Proclaiming victory over the Islamic State in Mosul, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi went to the city Sunday and Monday to congratulate Iraqi forces for their battle “victories” and accomplishing their mission in West Mosul, calling them “heroic.” He described Mosul as “liberated,” and his presence was meant to invoke a sense of freedom,...
ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — A U.S. military plane used for refueling crashed into a soybean field in rural Mississippi, killing at least 16 people aboard in a fiery wreckage and spreading debris for miles, officials said.   Leflore County Emergency Management Agency Director Frank Randle told reporters at a briefing late Monday that 16 bodies had been recovered ...
  Washington (AFP) - US President Donald Trump said Sunday it was time to work "constructively" with Russia but ruled out easing sanctions while the countries remained at odds over the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. In a series of tweets on his return from Europe, Trump said he had confronted his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over evidence from the US ...
  Melania Trump is more popular than her President husband, according to a new poll. More than half of US voters — 51 per cent — view the First Lady favourably, up 16 points from August last year, according to the survey by Fox News, Mr Trump's favourite TV channel. Ms Trump had gained support from both Republicans and Democrats, while 28 per cent of voters ...
  North Korea announced on Tuesday that it had tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile — potentially its most powerful weapon yet, and one possibly capable of reaching the United States.   The announcement came hours after US and South Korean defense officials said North Korea had launched a missile from the country's North Phyongan province that...
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