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June 29, 2017

First Line News Articles for Thursday, June 29 2017

World

Iraqis fight house to house for costly victory in Mosul

Gunfire echoes through the pockmarked streets as Maj. Ihab Jalil al-Aboudi’s soldiers fight block by block for the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, occasionally pausing to help terrified families flee to safety across the rubble.

Exclusive: China’s CNPC suspends fuel sales to North Korea as risks mount – sources

China National Petroleum Corp has suspended sales of fuel to North Korea over concerns the state-owned oil company won’t get paid, as pressure mounts on Pyongyang to rein in its nuclear and missile programmes, three sources told Reuters.

Trump, South Korean president to huddle on North Korean threat

President Trump will address areas of disagreement on foreign policy and trade with newly elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in when the two leaders meet for the first time at the White House on Thursday.

UK’s weakened government passes first vote since election

Britain’s Conservative minority government passed its first test in Parliament since an election wiped out its majority, with lawmakers Wednesday narrowly rejecting an opposition demand for an end to public spending cuts.

Venezuela crisis: Hunt for pilot after attack on Supreme Court

The Venezuelan military is hunting for a rogue elite police officer suspected of carrying out a helicopter attack on the country’s Supreme Court.

Macron’s government kicks off controversial labor reform

President Emmanuel Macron’s government has launched an effort to redesign French labor rules, one of the most important and divisive promises of his presidency.