World Briefs: Euro zone jobless rate lowest since May 2009

Euro zone jobless rate lowest since May 2009

BRUSSELS • Unemployment in the euro zone fell in February to its lowest level since May 2009 as a hiring spree took hold despite uncertainty over Brexit, figures showed yesterday.

The Eurostat statistics agency said the jobless rate fell to 9.5 per cent.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Kushner in Iraq to assess ISIS battle

BAGHDAD • US President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Mr Jared Kushner, flew into Iraq yesterday with a top Pentagon general to get a first-hand assessment of the battle against ISIS militants from US commanders on the ground, and meet Iraqi officials.

REUTERS

Gibraltar's future: UK to await EU guidelines

LONDON • Britain will wait until end-April to find out what guidelines the other members of the European Union have agreed on regarding issues such as Gibraltar, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said yesterday.

REUTERS

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