China limits coverage of Panama Papers leaks; IS used mustard gas in attack on Syria airport: Top stories today

              Catch up with the latest of what’s making news this Tuesday. . Panama Papers: The state prosecutor’s office in Panama has said it will launch an investigation into revelations contained in a massive data leak of a law firm that created offshore companies for the world’s rich and powerful.

From US reviewing Panama Papers investigation to the Islamic State using mustard gas in an offensive on a Syrian airport, here are the top world stories today in a one-minute read.

China limits coverage of Panama Papers’ tax haven revelations: China has moved to limit coverage of the massive leak of documents from a Panamanian law firm that may have exposed financial wrongdoing by some of the world’s rich and powerful, blocking some search terms and removing certain stories online. READ FULL STORY

Panama to launch criminal probe of ‘Panama Papers’: The state prosecutor’s office in Panama has said it will launch an investigation into revelations contained in a massive data leak of a law firm that created offshore companies for the world’s rich and powerful. READ FULL STORY

US says ‘reviewing’ Panama papers: The White House did not had any specific comments in the leaked documents, but said the US has been a leading advocate of for increased transparency in the international financial system. READ FULL STORY

Islamic state militants used mustard gas in attack on Deir Zor airport: Syrian state TV – Islamic State militants attacked Syrian army troops with mustard gas in an offensive against a Syrian military airport in the eastern province of Deir al-Zor that borders Iraq, state media said. READ FULL STORY

Donald Trump, Ted Cruz make final pitches to Wisconsin voters: Donald Trump and Ted Cruz made spirited final pitches Monday to Wisconsin voters, who will cast ballots Tuesday in a Republican primary that both consider a key step in the race for president. Trump is facing pressure on multiple fronts following a difficult week marked by his controversial comments, reversals and rare moments of contrition. READ FULL STORY

Iceland PM urged to resign after Panama Papers leak: Iceland’s prime minister was under pressure to quit today after the leak of the “Panama Papers” tax documents showed he and his wife used an offshore firm to allegedly hide million-dollar investments. A former prime minister urged Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson to resign after the International Consortium of Investigative Journalism on Monday released 11.5 million financial records detailing the holdings of a dozen current and former world leaders. READ FULL STORY

NATO is critical to security of United States: Obama – President Barack Obama has said NATO is “critical” to the security of America and its allies in Europe, a virtual rejection of Republican front-runner Donald Trump’s views that the intergovernmental military alliance has outlived its utility. READ FULL STORY

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