Emmanuel Macron’s popularity slumps

French President Emmanuel Macron’s popularity rating slumped a further 14 points in August to hit 40 percent, following a sharp 10-point drop in the previous month, according to an Ifop poll released on Sunday. Macron has seen his popularity plunge 22 …

Iraqi forces win big in Tal Afar

Iraqi forces have driven the Islamic State from central Tal Afar and its historic citadel.The advancement, just days into an assault on the strategic town, comes after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over the jihadists in Mosul, w…