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Iraq's Shi'ite militia announced on Tuesday they had taken charge of the campaign to drive Islamic State from the western province of Anbar, giving the operation an openly sectarian codename that could infuriate its Sunni population. The Iraqi government is scrambling to reverse its biggest military setback in nearly a year, the fall of Ramadi, capital of Anbar province west of Baghdad. Prime Minister Haidar Abadi has vowed to recapture it within days.
PARIS (AP) — France's lower house of parliament is to vote on a bill aimed at boosting renewable energy and reducing the country's reliance on nuclear power, among other environment-friendly measures.