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Jared Fogle's ex-wife sues Subway for emotional distress

The ex-wife of former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle launched a lawsuit against the sandwich company. Katie McLaughlin claims Subway learned years ago her husband was a pedophile but failed to report him to police or do anything about it.

'Caliphate' survivors recount fleeing clutches of IS

Gayara - Their escape from jihadist rule was gruelling and their new living conditions hardly better, but the Iraqis fleeing south of Mosul are only the first of a feared massive exodus.

Turkey may launch ground operation in Iraq if threatened: FM

Ankara - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Tuesday Ankara could launch a ground operation in Iraq to remove any threats to Turkey that may arise.

'Groundwork' being laid for 'isolation' of Raqa: US

Paris - The US-led coalition is "laying the groundwork" for the "isolation" of Raqa, the Islamic State group stronghold in Syria, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said Tuesday.

Russia says halt in Aleppo bombing will be extended

Moscow - Moscow said Tuesday that Russian and Syrian warplanes have not conducted any air strikes on the city of Aleppo for the last seven days and are upholding a moratorium on bombing.

France begins demolition of 'Jungle' migrant camp

Calais - Workers escorted by scores of French police officers moved into the "Jungle" in Calais on Tuesday, demolishing shacks and tents emptied of migrants who were being bussed to shelters around France.

UN awaits response from Yemen rebels to peace roadmap

New York - The UN envoy for Yemen on Tuesday presented a proposal to the Huthi rebels and their allies on advancing prospects for peace as protests marred the final day of his talks in Sanaa.

Saudi-led coalition denies Yemen 'blockade'

Dubai - The Saudi-led coalition denied on Tuesday it had imposed a "blockade" on Yemen, saying instead that it was controlling access to the country to prevent pro-Iran rebels from obtaining arms.

Germany scraps 'Armenia genocide' symphony in Turkey consulate

Berlin - Germany's foreign ministry Tuesday scrapped a planned symphony performance on the Armenian "genocide" in its Istanbul consulate, sparking accusations that it was caving in to Turkish pressure.

Europe must delay summit on Canada trade pact: EU's Schulz

Frankfurt - Europe must delay a summit this week when EU leaders hoped to sign the hotly-contested CETA free-trade deal with Canada, European Parliament President Martin Schulz told German radio on Tuesday.

NATO flies first AWACS surveillance mission backing anti-IS coalition

Brussels - Sophisticated NATO surveillance planes have flown their first mission in support of the US-led coalition battling the Islamic State group, alliance head Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday.

Hollande urges vigilance over jihadists returning from Iraq

Paris - French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday urged the US-led coalition backing the offensive against Islamic State jihadists in Mosul to prepare for the aftermath of the city's fall, including returning fighters.

Coalition huddles as forces inch towards Mosul

Al Hamdaniyah - Iraqi forces were inching to within striking distance of eastern Mosul Tuesday as coalition defence chiefs gathered in Paris agreed to also take on the jihadist's Syrian bastion of Raqa.

Calais 'Jungle' empties as demolition crews move in

Calais - Workers were set to begin demolishing the notorious Calais "Jungle" camp on Tuesday as hundreds of migrants boarded buses on the second day of a massive operation to clear the squalid settlement.

Hungary summons Russian envoy over 'degrading' uprising remarks

Budapest - Budapest summoned Moscow's ambassador Tuesday after Russian state TV made what Hungary called "degrading" remarks about its 1956 uprising against Soviet communist rule.

Closing down sale at Calais 'Jungle' shops

Calais - An island of comfort in the squalid Calais 'Jungle', the Khyber Pass Cafe is one of the few still serving customers even as migrants heed an eviction order and camp residents move out.

Philippines' Duterte tells worried foreign businesses to go

Tokyo - President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday urged foreign businesses in the Philippines worried about his deadly drug war to "pack up and leave", as he launched another anti-American tirade before flying to Japan to attract investments.

Moscow airport announces $865 mn expansion ahead of World Cup

Moscow - Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport, the largest in Russia, has invested $865 million into building a new terminal and expanding its operations ahead of the 2018 World Cup, its chief executive said Tuesday.

MEPs lift Jean-Marie Le Pen parliamentary immunity

Strasbourg - EU lawmakers on Tuesday lifted the parliamentary immunity of former French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen, a move sought by French prosecutors who want to try him for allegedly inciting race hate.
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