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Media, supporters and protestants gather outside Trump Tower. Photograph: Alba Vigaray/EPA

I was asked to go and talk to some Trump voters so I sent out a bunch of text messages and got some very grumpy replies along the lines of,” I don’t k(...)

Smoke rises during clashes between Peshmerga forces and Islamic State militants in the town of Bashiqa, east of Mosul, in  Iraq. Photograph: Azad Lashkari/Reuters

Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces stormed an Islamic State-held town northeast of Mosul on Monday, trying to clear a pocket of militants outside the city(...)

Members of the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) drive near the village of Bazwaya, on the eastern edges of Mosul. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Iraqi special forces have entered the outskirts of Mosul, taking the state television building and are advancing despite fierce resistance by Islamic (...)

Shia fighters from the Hashed al-Shaabi launch missiles on the village of Salmani, south of Mosul. Photograph: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images

Advancing Iraqi troops broke through Islamic State defence lines in an eastern suburb of Mosul on Monday, taking the battle for the insurgents’ strong(...)

People displaced by the fighting around Mosul jump over a wall to get humanitarian packages, as smoke rises from a burning oil refinery. Photograph: Zohra Bensemra

An elite unit of the Iraqi army paused its week-long advance on Mosul as it approached the city’s eastern edge on Tuesday, waiting for other US-backed(...)

Iraqi forces battle against Islamic State fighters in the Bajwaniyah village, about 30 km south of Mosul, on October 18th, 2016 as they advance to liberate Mosul from the group. Photograph: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images

The United States expects Islamic State to use crude chemical weapons as it tries to repel an Iraqi-led offensive on the city of Mosul, US officials s(...)

 A Kurdish Peshmerga soldier relaxes in Bartella, a village  recaptured from Islamic State during the battle to retake Mosul, on Tuesday. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Residents of Mosul said Islamic State was using civilians as human shields as Iraqi and Kurdish forces captured outlying villages in their advance on (...)

Maj Gen Najim al-Jabouri, commander of the Nineveh Liberation Operation, at his temporary HQ in Makhmur ahead of the planned assault on Mosul. Photograph:  Ruaidhrí Giblin

Iraqi forces in the assault on Mosul must “win the people” as well as the battle, according to the Iraqi general in charge of the operation begun on M(...)

Peshmerga forces leaving a base as they take part in an operation to liberate several villages from the control of the so-called Islamic State militant group southeast of Mosul, Iraq. File photograph: Andrea Dicenzo/EPA

Columns of Iraqi and Kurdish forces backed by US-led air strikes have slowly advanced on Mosul from several directions, launching a long-awaited opera(...)

Neelie Kroes pictured  in Dublin Castle in 2013. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

For years, Neelie Kroes traveled Europe as one of the continent’s senior officials, warning big corporations that they couldn’t “run away” from the E(...)

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