Mosul offensive enters second week

IRAQ -- Kurdish fighters claim to have taken the town of Bashiqa near Mosul from the so-called Islamic State (IS) as coalition forces press their offensive.

IS has launched recent attacks far from the front lines, in the northern city of Kirkuk and the western town of Rutba, and many fear they will also target Baghdad.

China’s megadeals hit record high

LONDON -- China’s record-breaking demand for Western companies has topped $206 billion so far this year, with U.S. and EU companies targeted by Chinese enterprises.

Trump and Clinton – policy stances

WASHINGTON -- Policy differences from the economy, healthcare and immigration to globalization, the minimum wage and gun control are at the heart of the U.S. election.

Oct 27-30: Rally of Great Britain

COLWYN BAY -- The rally follows a familiar route through fast, tree-lined forest tracks in mid- and north Wales, also returning to England for the first time since 1999.

Nov 6: Big Apple hosts 46th NY Marathon

NEW YORK -- The last of the six annual World Marathon Majors will feature defending champions Stanley Biwott and Mary Keitany, who goes for a third consecutive title.

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