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Iraqi forces storm Mosul airport, military base

SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq U.S.-backed Iraqi security forces captured Mosul airport from Islamic State on Thursday, advancing on multiple fronts towards the jihadists' last major stronghold in the western half of the city. | Video

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Scottish government believes it can call, win new independence vote: sources

LONDON/EDINBURGH The Scottish government is increasingly confident it can win a new independence referendum and is considering calling one next year as Britain exits the European Union, sources close to the Edinburgh administration say.

12:39pm EST

Tie-up with veteran politician lifts Macron's hopes in French presidential race

PARIS France's presidential race took a new turn on Thursday as opinion polls began to show centrist Emmanuel Macron benefiting from an alliance with a veteran politician that could help him beat the far-right's Marine Le Pen and win power at the age of 39.

France 1:37pm EST

FlyBe airplane landing gear collapses at Amsterdam airport

AMSTERDAM The landing gear of a FlyBe airplane collapsed during landing at Amsterdam's Schiphol on Thursday, causing it to veer off the runway. There were no injuries, the airport said in a statement.

1:25pm EST

Haiti president taps doctor to be prime minister

PORT-AU-PRINCE A relatively unknown medical doctor was tapped to be Haiti's new prime minister, tasked with steering the government's legislative agenda through parliament, President Jovenel Moise said late on Wednesday.

1:34pm EST

Germany's Social Democrats overtake Merkel's conservatives in poll

BERLIN Germany's Social Democrats have overtaken Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives in an opinion poll by Infratest dimap for the first time since October 2006, with seven months to go before a federal election.

Germany 10:21am EST

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