Swiss military helicopter crashes in Alps
ZURICH A Swiss military helicopter crashed on Wednesday at the Gotthard Pass over the Alps, the defence ministry said, adding it suspected people on board had been injured.
KIEV Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk said on Thursday that a new loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will help Ukraine service its debts and keep the hryvnia currency and financial system stable.
He also said the IMF loan tranche, worth $1 billion, is a sign of confidence in the Ukrainian government.
(Reporting by Natalia Zinets; writing by Matthias Williams; Editing by Chris Reese)
JALALABAD, Afghanistan A suspected U.S. drone strike against Islamic State in Afghanistan killed at least 21 people on Wednesday, most of them militants but possibly including some civilians, Afghan officials said.
BAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Wednesday that Washington would send more U.S. troops to help local forces in the battle to retake Mosul from Islamic State expected later this year.