Iraqi military says its forces have seized the final district held by Kurds in Kirkuk
PM admits there have been difficulties - but tells them 'firm progress' is now being made.
President Xi Jinping says it is time for China to take centre stage in world affairs.
Islamic State loses control of the Syrian city of Raqqa.
The Mogadishu truck bomb is blamed on Al-Shabaab Islamists.
Widespread dismay over damage to international agreement.
Michel Barnier, the EU's chief negotiator in the Brexit talks, says they are in 'deadlock'
What would a 'no deal' look like? And should we prepare for it?
The Catalan president declares independence - but suspends it for talks with Madrid.
UK and EU claim 'the ball is in your court' on Brexit.