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Fighting Erupts North of Aleppo as Ceasefire Ends

Syrian government forces battle rebels north of Aleppo, the country’s biggest city before the conflict and is now divided between the government and rebels, as the cease-fire expires, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and rebel sources say.


Brexit May Lead to Recession: Bank of England

Bank of England says Britain’s economy will slow sharply, and could even fall into recession, if country votes to leave European Union and says there are limits to what bank could do about it.

Trump on Best Behavior to Woo Republicans but Differences Remain

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump goes on a charm offensive to try to win the party establishment’s support for his insurgent candidacy, but top Republican Paul Ryan stops short of endorsing him.


Brazil’s Temer Calls for Unity, Confidence for Brazil Recovery

Brazil’s interim President Michel Temer calls on his country to rally behind his government of “national salvation,” hours after the Senate voted to suspend and put on trial his leftist predecessor, Dilma Rousseff, for breaking budget laws.

US Plans New Wave of Immigrant Deportation Raids: Sources

US immigration officials are planning a month-long series of raids in May and June to deport hundreds of Central American mothers and children found to have entered the country illegally, according to sources and internal documents seen by Reuters.


Mexico Widens Tax Evasion Probe After Panama Papers

Mexico is widening probe of tax evasion by requiring banks to hand over names of local clients with transactions in tax havens, documents show, weeks after “Panama Papers” cast spotlight on how world’s rich and famous stash their wealth.

New Strikes as French Government Shrugs Off No-Confidence Vote

French President Francois Hollande faces a wave of labour strikes and festering street protests even as his government survives to vote of no-confidence over plans to deregulate labour market without a parliamentary vote.


Hungary’s Anti-Migrant Policies May Violate International Law: UNHCR

Hungary’s actions to keep out migrants, including fast-track trials to punish those who breach its border fence, may conflict with international refugee and human rights conventions, UN says.

Countries Pledge to Fight Graft by Revealing Company Owners

Countries from Britain to Afghanistan pledge to set up public registers of company ownership in a collective effort to make it harder to launder proceeds of corruption around the globe.

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