The European Commission gave preliminary approval for an Italian plan to wind down two ailing Veneto-based regional lenders.
The European Union has made progress in ensuring its sanctions allow for legal challenges and don’t harm human rights.
It's the third time this month that that the US has downed aircraft affiliated with Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government.
Talks on Britain leaving the European Union began Monday with both sides saying they will focus first on an orderly withdrawal.
Devastating conflicts, violence and persecution in places like Syria and South Sudan had left a record 65.6 million people uprooted from their homes by the end of 2016.