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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016 file photo, Iraqi soldiers participate in a training exercise with American and Spanish trainers, which includes live ammunition, at Basmaya base, 40 kilometers southeast of Baghdad, Iraq. The U.S. and Iraq launched much-anticipated strategic talks on Thursday, June 11, 2020, spanning the gamut of bilateral relations with Washington prioritizing the future of its forces in the country, and Baghdad, a dire economic crisis. But the outcome of discussions will be months away, U.S. and Iraqi officials said. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim, File)

US, Iraq launch strategic talks on economy, American troops

Jun. 11, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — The United States and Iraq launched much-anticipated strategic talks Thursday that are to span the gamut of their bilateral relations, with Washington prioritizing the issue of the future of its forces in the country while Baghdad is expected to focus on the nation's dire economic crisis. ...

FILE - In this May 7, 2020, file photo, Mustafa al-Kahdimi, Iraqi Prime Minister-designate speaks to members of the Iraqi parliament in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqi lawmakers have signed off on the rest of Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s government following weeks of horse-trading between political factions. A total of 247 lawmakers passed the seven ministerial posts on Saturday, June 6, 2020 that had remained vacant since al-Kadhimi was sworn in last month. (Iraqi Parliament Media Office, via AP, File)

Iraqi lawmakers vote in new premier's remaining ministers

Jun. 6, 2020 10:05 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers signed off on the rest of Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi's government Saturday, following weeks of horse-trading between political factions over individual ministers. A total of 247 lawmakers approved the seven ministry posts that had remained vacant since al-Kadhimi was...