Hundreds of displaced Iraqi civilians poured out of Mosul following advances by Iraqi troops against the militant Islamic State group.

The fight to rout IS from western Mosul – the last urban IS bastion in Iraq – is causing higher numbers of displaced people than previously seen in the four-and-a-half-month-long offensive for Iraq’s second-largest city, according to a statement from the United Nations.

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60th anniversary of the Rome treaties

To mark the occasion, the European Parliament has been holding a “Citizens’ Parliament”, bringing together people from all over the EU to discuss the future of the bloc in the plenary…