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.


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.


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.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 04, 2017, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe