WION morning news brief, December 26, 2017

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Guatemala?s decision was ?only the beginning, and it is important. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 26, 2017, 03.33 AM (IST)

Israel in talks with '10 countries' about Jerusalem embassy moves

Israel's Foreign Ministry is in contact with at least 10 countries around the world who have shown interest in following the US lead and moving their embassies to Jerusalem, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said on Monday. "We are in contact with at least ten countries, some of them in Europe to discuss the move," Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely told a public radio channel.

Indian Army crosses LoC, kills 3 Pakistani soldiers in retaliation for Keri attack: Report

The Pakistani media reported Monday that India had killed three Pakistani soldiers along the Line of Control. It added that one Pakistani soldier was wounded. ANI added that the killings were in retaliation to the four Indian Army personnel killed on Saturday in the ceasefire violation by Pakistan. 

107-year-old grandma calls Rahul handsome, he calls her back

Congress president Rahul Gandhi seems to have found a new admirer -- a 107-year-old grandmother from Bangalore who finds him "handsome" and wishes to meet him. Gandhi, soon after, returned the wishes on Twitter -- and called her in the evening. 

Rupani to be sworn in as Gujarat CM today, PM Modi, Amit Shah to attend

The new BJP government led by Vijay Rupani and his deputy Nitin Patel will be sworn in in Gandhinagar today. The swearing in is expected to start at 11 am. Rupani and Patel will take their oaths as chief minister and deputy chief minister for the second consecutive term after having been elected on Friday.

Almost all McDonald's in east India shut: Vikram Bakshi

McDonald's estranged joint venture partner Vikram Bakshi today said nearly all outlets of the fast-food chain in east India had been shut and several others in the north are on the verge of closing down due to discontinuation of supplies by its logistics partner.