Turkey says its artillery playing role in Mosul, jets on standbyBy Tulay Karadeniz and Ece Toksabay ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish artillery fire has already played a role in the effort to drive Islamic State from the Iraqi city of Mosul and four Turkish fighter jets are on standby to take part in air operations, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday. Largely Sunni Muslim Turkey and the Shi'ite-dominated central government in Iraq are at loggerheads about the presence of Turkish troops at a military camp in northern Iraq, and about Ankara's demand to take part in the Mosul operation. Turkey says it has a responsibility to protect ethnic Turkmens and Sunni Arabs in the area around Mosul, once part of the Ottoman empire.
Another bid from China for US hotel; $6.5B for Hilton stakeNEW YORK (AP) ? HNA Group is snapping up a 25 percent ownership stake of the Hilton hotel chain for about $6.5 billion, the latest attempt by a Chinese interest to acquire real estate in the U.S.
Egypt's security chief warns of scheme to incite chaos
CAIRO (AP) ? Egypt's interior minister warned in comments published Monday that the country faced "unprecedented challenges" that required a "decisive" response by security forces, accusing the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood of inciting chaos and stoking fears of a popular backlash over rising price and biting economic reforms.
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Shares in Italian bank Monte Paschi rally on new planMILAN (AP) ? Shares in troubled Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena have shot up 22 percent ahead of a new plan to be presented by CEO Marco Morelli.
5 dead in wrong-way crash on Massachusetts highwayMIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) ? State police say five young adults have died in a fiery wrong-way crash on a southeastern Massachusetts highway.
Poles protest plan to ban abortion of unviable fetusesWARSAW, Poland (AP) ? Polish women are gathering in the streets of several cities across the country to protest a proposal for a new abortion law that would ban abortions in cases where fetuses are badly damaged or even have no chance of survival after birth.
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Candidates clash in battlegrounds as Trump path narrows
Election Day just 15 days off, Donald Trump was fighting to preserve his narrow path to the presidency in must-win Florida on Monday as Hillary Clinton tries to slam the door on her Republican opponent ...