PARIS, May 31 President Francois Hollande said there was no turning back on a bill to loosen France's rigid labour regulations and that the principles behind the most contentious proposal handing firms more scope to negotiate working conditions must remain in place.
BRASILIA, May 30 Brazil's interim President Michel Temer is facing pressure to drop his anti-corruption minister, the second top official in his administration accused of trying to derail a sprawling bribery and kickback probe before taking office.
TORONTO, May 30 Canada's main stock index edged lower on Monday as energy stocks retreated ahead of a meeting of oil producers later in the week, while mining stocks and financials also fell in a low-volume session with U.S. markets closed for Memorial Day.
ABUJA, May 30 Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday visit the Niger Delta region, rocked by attacks on oil and gas facilities, for the first time since taking office a year ago, a government official said on Monday.
* West hopes unity government can resolve political crisis (Updates number of dead and wounded, adds description of PFG)
NEW DELHI/MUMBAI Anil Ambani's Reliance Group has never made a military helicopter, missile system or submarine in its history but that isn't stopping the Indian tycoon from seeking to win contracts to manufacture all of that military hardware and more.