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Speaker Warns Iraq has Months to Avert Collapse

Iraq’s leaders have just months to mend their differences or see their country collapse, the speaker of parliament told wrangling deputies on Wednesday after a car bomb caused dozens of casualties at the morning rush hour. Ethnic Kurds in the chamber demanded a new national flag to end a row over the Saddam-era version that has raised talk of Kurdish secession. But some members complained parliament’s agenda, on its first full session after a summer recess, failed to address urgent issues that may affect the nation’s survival. Full Story

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