Article: “Kurdish parties announce two agreements on Kirkuk” Well this sounds to me like they have things hammered out, as they have an official book out in circulation on the matter of Article 140. They apparently are getting their share of what is entitled to them. In other words they are getting paid here soon and or now. If that is what this is saying, it is a very good sign and the timing is absolutely  perfect to end they 2018 year and usher in the new into 2019. We all expect to see the new currency (small categories)  with the Kurds language on it too. Time will tell. imo.