Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers have voted to move ahead with a controversial independence referendum. The vote comes amid international opposition and internal political disputes within Kurdish ranks.
Boris Johnson has been accused of "backseat driving" on Brexit, while Theresa May is heading to Italy. Why she is going and who will prevail in a revenge battle with George Osborne is anybody's guess, says Barbara Wesel.
On 25 September, Iraqi Kurds will vote in an independence referendum. Kurdish leaders consider a state of their own a just reward for their involvement in the fight against IS. Brussels, however, sees things differently.
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