Sun 19 Feb 2017 | 11:38 EST

Trump administration drafts plan to raise asylum bar, speed deportations 11:09am EST

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Department of Homeland Security has prepared new guidance for immigration agents aimed at speeding up deportations by denying asylum claims earlier in the process.  Full Article

Iraq launches offensive on last Islamic State stronghold in Mosul 10:17am EST 

BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces on Sunday launched a ground offensive to dislodge Islamic State militants from their remaining stronghold in Mosul, in the western part of the city, and put an end to their ambitions for territorial rule in Iraq.  Full Article  

PSA pledges to keep Opel's four German sites running: Bild am Sonntag 8:27am EST 

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - PSA Group has pledged to the German government to continue operating all four of Opel's German production sites as part of the French carmaker's planned takeover of General Motors' European arm, German Sunday paper Bild am Sonntag reported.  Full Article