U.N. stunned by multiple civilian casualties in western Mosul
BAGHDAD The United Nations expressed profound concern on Saturday over reports of an incident in the battle for the Iraqi city of Mosul that caused a high number of civilian casualties.
PARIS French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday it was unacceptable for Turkey to use "Nazi" jibes to criticise Germany and other countries for banning rallies in support of President Tayyip Erdogan.
The two leaders said in a joint statement that they had discussed the matter, with Hollande stating that France had expressed its solidarity with Germany and other European Union countries that had been dubbed as Nazis or fascists by Turkey.
Hollande added he had agreed with Merkel that future events organised over the Turkish referendum could take place provided they adhered to French and German laws.
(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Adrian Croft)
ROME Leaders of the European Union met in Rome on Saturday to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the bloc's founding treaty and demonstrate that the EU can survive the impending departure of major power Britain.
UNITED NATIONS Israel has ignored a demand by the United Nations Security Council to halt settlement building and some Palestinian groups are continuing to incite violence against Jews, U.N. Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov told the 15-member body on Friday.