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The Iraqi parliament voted by a majority to remove Karim after the local government in the province chose to join the Kurdish referendum, less than two weeks from now.
Israel "supports the legitimate efforts of the Kurdish people to achieve their own state", Netantahu said in a statement.
Baghdad, however, rejects the planned poll, saying it will adversely affect the ongoing fight against Daesh, which - despite a string of recent defeats - still maintains a significant presence in northern Iraq.
McGurk said he was encouraged that Kurdish leaders could embrace an alternative plan focusing on dialogue between the Kurdistan region and Baghdad and a delay in the referendum.
In an official statement on Thursday, the Kurdistan Region Presidency slammed the Iraqi Parliament's decision to sack the Kurdish Governor of Kirkuk. "That is the only body that can remove him".
The decision to remove the governor, Najmaddin Kareem, came after Kirkuk - an oil-rich province claimed by both the central government in Baghdad and the autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq - chose to take part in the KRG referendum.
But hours later at a pro-referendum rally in Zakho, Barzani told those gathered that they would vote on September 25 as planned, according to local media. In a statement similar to Ankara's words, Baghdad said Iraqi Kurdish leaders must be prepared to "face the consequences" if they unilaterally declare independence.
The Kurdish area of northern Iraq has enjoyed broad autonomy since the first Gulf War in 1991. "If any authority around the world... concludes that (Iraq's Kurds) deserve or merit an independent entity of their own, we appreciate that position".
The drumbeat of news about Russia's role in the election has only helped push relations with the USA to post-Cold War lows. Facebook has turned over the data to special counsel Robert Mueller, who is now running the investigation on the hacking.
With INMS leading, Cassini will pierce Saturn's atmosphere , an area the spacecraft wasn't originally created to explore. Three of Saturn's moons - Tethys, above, Enceladus , second left, and Mimas, seen from the Cassini spacecraft .
China and Japan have been competing with each other for the development of bullet trains in India and other regional countries. The most important ones are that yesterday ie PM Modi and Shinzo Abe are laying the foundation of the bullet train project.
While penalties worked against the Steelers plenty throughout the afternoon, one worked in their favor on the ensuing drive. He finished going 20-30 with 222 yards, recording a touchdown through the air along with one on the ground.
Wonder Woman 2 is set for a release in 2019, but we can catch Diana this year in the upcoming Justice League on November 17. After months of negotiations, Variety is reporting that Petty Jenkins will return to direct the Wonder Woman sequel .
She also calls her paid speeches to Wall Street banks bad "optics". "Millions of white people, yeah", Clinton replied. In other words, while President Trump has been slammed for ending the DACA program, Clinton said the same thing.
Burleigh had just joined the university that week as a junior transfer student from Montgomery County Community College. Philadelphia police said Sunday a body found on property belonging to Hupperterz's relative was identified as Burleigh.
One entity engaging in activities in support of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) ballistic missile program. If the White House decides not to waive the sanctions this week, that could throw the deal in doubt immediately.
At the time of last year's announcement Apple had become the second-largest watch manufacturer (by revenue) in the world. It automatically syncs playlists like New Music Mix and Favorites Mix with the user's most listened music.
He had visited Myanmar earlier in 2014 for the ASEAN-India Summit, but this will be his first bilateral visit. He is expected to raise the exodus of the ethnic Rohingyas into neighbouring countries.
Dutch and French Caribbean struggle with harsh conditions
Some jeered him in anticipation of aid supplies or hoping to catch flights for France to escape the devastation across the island. Reuters/Christophe Ena/Pool France's President Emmanuel Macron comforts residents during his visit to St Martin yesterday.
Five dead at Florida care home after hurricane cuts power
After five nursing home residents died in Hollywood, Florida, a nearby street was swarmed with police, fire trucks and ambulances. The National Park Service said Irma's rains and storm surge left 3 feet (1 meter) of water inside Fort Sumter in SC .
China wants to ban gas and diesel cars
China lays claim to the largest traditional auto market in the world, but electric vehicle sales are already taking off there. A similar deadline has been given by France , leading some to predict that China would also opt for a 2040 cut-off point.
Meet the 2018 Nissan Leaf
Nissan says this capability "significantly reduces stress when driving on the highway in flowing and heavy traffic" conditions. Nissan has even, said that they don't like the EV badging that the Leaf is getting since it is after all just a auto .
Moon Says This Is No Time for Talks with N.Korea
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday said the US will answer any threat from the North with a "massive military response". A THAAD battery normally consists of six launchers, but only two have been operational so far at the site in rural Seongju.
School districts welcome students displaced by Harvey
Houston Superintendent Richard Carranza said 35 of his district's nearly 300 school buildings were flooded or lost power. No decisions have been made on which students will be relocated, and to which schools they will be sent.