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Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State set to storm airport, clear way to western Mosul


SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq, BAGHDAD U.S.-backed Iraqi forces closing in on the Islamic State-held western half of Mosul prepared on Tuesday to storm the airport and a nearby military base on its southern outskirts to create a bridgehead for a thrust into the city.

Iraqi forces battling Islamic State about to reach Mosul airport

SOUTH OF MOSUL/BAGHDAD, Iraq U.S.-backed Iraqi forces battling Islamic State fighters have fought their way close to Mosul's airport on the second day of a ground offensive on the jihadists' remaining stronghold in the western side of the city, military statements said on Monday.

Iraq, World, United Nations Feb 20 2017

Four North Korean suspects fled Malaysia after airport murder: police

KUALA LUMPUR Four North Korean suspects in the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un fled Malaysia on the day he was attacked at Kuala Lumpur airport and apparently killed by a fast-acting poison, police said on Sunday.

World, North Korea Feb 19 2017

Suspect in North Korean's killing had wad of cash, moved hotels, cut her hair

KUALA LUMPUR/JAKARTA The woman with the acronym 'LOL' on her shirt who was arrested this week in connection with the murder of North Korea's Kim Jong Nam stayed in cheap hotels, carried a wad of cash and cut her hair a day before the brazen attack at Kuala Lumpur airport.

World, North Korea Feb 17 2017

Murder at the airport: the brazen attack on North Korean leader's half brother

KUALA LUMPUR It was about 8:20 a.m. on Monday morning and there was a bustle of passengers in the departure hall of Kuala Lumpur airport's budget terminal when the two women moved in on Kim Jong Nam, estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader.

Feb 16 2017

North Koreans tried to stop autopsy on body of leader's half-brother

KUALA LUMPUR North Korean officials spent hours on Wednesday trying to talk Malaysia out of conducting an autopsy on Kim Jong Un's estranged half-brother, who was murdered at Kuala Lumpur airport this week, three sources familiar with the stand-off told Reuters.

World, North Korea Feb 15 2017

Berkshire takes huge bite of Apple, boosts airline stakes

NEW YORK Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc was an aggressive buyer of stocks in last year's fourth quarter, nearly quadrupling its stake in Apple Inc and increasing its stake sevenfold in the four biggest U.S. airlines.

Feb 15 2017

Challenge to Trump travel ban moves forward in two courts

SAN FRANCISCO The most consequential legal challenge to U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban will proceed on two tracks in the next few days: in a U.S. appeals court vote in San Francisco and the Seattle courtroom of a federal judge.

U.S., Politics, Election 2016 Feb 14 2017

Exclusive: EU sharpens competition tools to face Gulf carrier challenge

BRUSSELS The European Commission is set to revamp a law enabling it to impose duties on non-EU airlines or suspend their flying rights if it finds they have harmed European airlines, as it seeks to counter rising competition from Gulf carriers.

Feb 10 2017

Trump, aviation executives to discuss infrastructure Thursday: sources

NEW YORK U.S. aviation executives will discuss the industry's aging airports and air traffic control reform when they meet with President Donald Trump on Thursday, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.