Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, June 27

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump said on social media on Friday that he has signed an executive order to protect the country's monuments.

"I just had the privilege of signing a very strong Executive Order protecting American Monuments, Memorials, and Statues - and combatting recent Criminal Violence," Trump tweeted. (US-Donald Trump-Monuments)

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DUBLIN -- Most of the party members of Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and Green Party in Ireland on Friday voted in favour of a deal reached earlier by their party leaders on forming a coalition government, Ireland's National Television and Radio Broadcaster RTE reported.

Fianna Fail voted 74 percent in favour of backing the deal reached by its leader Micheal Martin with Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar and Green Party leader Eamon Ryan on June 15 while 80 percent of Fine Gael party members and 76 percent of Green Party members supported the deal in their separate votes, said the report. (Ireland-Coalition)

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MEXICO CITY -- A group of gunmen opened fire on Mexico City Chief of Police Omar Garcia Harfuch and his bodyguards on Friday morning, injuring him and killing two officers and a civilian, according to local authorities.

The capital city's police stated on Twitter that Garcia Harfuch was admitted to the hospital for surgery after sustaining multiple injuries. But his life was not in danger, according to Mayor of Mexico City Claudia Sheinbaum. (Mexico-Police-Shooting)

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BAGHDAD -- A total of 24 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in a security operation and airstrikes in Salahudin province in north of Baghdad, the Iraqi military said on Friday.

The Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS), backed by the Iraqi and international coalition aircraft, carried out a two-day operation against IS hideouts in the mountainous area of al-Khanouga in the northern part of the province, the CTS said in a statement. (Iraq-IS-Militant) Enditem

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