The area - a warren of closely spaced buildings and narrow streets - has posed a significant challenge to Iraqi forces , which have surrounded it with a large number of civilians trapped inside. Since Friday, the government has been working to get civilians out of the areas in plans to attack, dropping leaflets to alert citizens to "safe passages" where they could flee with the help of "guides, protectors and (transportation)".
Russian President Vladimir Putin during an interview in France on Tuesday brushed aside accusations of Russian meddling in the United States presidential election. Mr Putin added that the "people who lost the vote hate to acknowledge that they indeed lost because the person who won was closer to the people and had a better understanding of what people wanted".
The benefit concert held less than two weeks after the Manchester attack turned into a night of unity, healing and joy for 50,000 music fans. Twenty-two people were killed, including four people from the North East, in the Manchester Arena attack as fans left Grande's show.
Putin's sky-high domestic popularity is built on his self-styled image as a man who can restore Russian Federation to its former glory. Mr Putin again denied Russian meddling in the election that Mr Trump won. election campaign. Controversy over the Democratic National Convention cyberattack past year as well as the Kremlin's connection to Donald Trump's presidential campaign continue to embroil the White House.
It will air from 6.55pm BST to 10pm BST on Sunday June 4. All proceeds from the show will go toward the " We Love Manchester Emergency Fund ", in partnership with the British Red Cross and Manchester City Council. "Never seen jaden so happy!even cried again myself". Around 130,000 are due to attend the benefit concert on Sunday which will feature performances from other stars including Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Coldplay .
Earlier, Mr Putin urged US business executives to help improve Russian-US relations, amid continuing Western sanctions. Instead of apologizing, Putin said, Democrats "say it's not our fault, it was the Russians". "It reminds me of anti-Semitism", Putin said, his voice rising. "The economy has entered a new phase of expansion ", Putin said. Putin repeated calls for bolstering the country's business climate and cleaning up the judiciary, but critics say the Kremlin leader has failed to ...