Iraqi army drops leaflets over Mosul in preparation for offensive

Iraqi army drops leaflets over Mosul in preparation for offensive

The Iraqi army dropped tens of thousands of leaflets over Mosul before dawn on Sunday, warning residents an offensive to recapture the city from Islamic State was in its final stages of preparation, according to a military statement in Baghdad. The leaflets carried several messages, one of them assuring the population that advancing army units […]

British pound drops to 31-year low on fears of ‘hard’ Brexit

British pound drops to 31-year low on fears of ‘hard’ Brexit

Britain’s pound slumped to a three-decade low on Tuesday as concerns over Brexit were compounded by the renewed strength of the dollar on resurgent U.S. interest rate hike expectations. Sterling was at its weakest since 1985, hit by a growing sense that the UK may be heading for a ‘hard’ Brexit where it severs links […]

French unemployment drops for second consecutive month in April

French unemployment drops for second consecutive month in April

  France’s jobless total fell by 19,900 in April, declining for a second month in a row and offering a boost to President Francois Hollande in his fight to bring down unemployment. The number of registered jobseekers in mainland France stood at 3,511,100 at the end of last month, down 0.6 percent over one month […]