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WION Morning News Brief, December 8, 2017

Mattis had on Monday asked Pakistan to "redouble" efforts to confront militants operating from its soil. Photograph: (Reuters)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 08, 2017, 03.24 AM (IST)

Trump dangles Middle East peace plan to limit Jerusalem outcry

When President Donald Trump told the Palestinian president of his intention to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, he assured him a peace plan being put together would please the Palestinians, officials said, an apparent effort to limit fallout over his break with longtime U.S. policy.

Mattis meeting with Pakistan leaders was to find common ground in fight against terror: Pentagon

The meeting of US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis with the leaders of Pakistan during his visit to Islamabad early this week was to find common ground in the fight against terrorism, the Pentagon said today.

Ronaldo pips Messi to win Ballon d''Or for joint-record fifth time

Portugal`s Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded the Ballon d`Or for world player of the year on Thursday for a joint-record fifth time, going level with eternal rival and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi as the player to have won the prize the most times. 

The Democratic US Senator Franken says he will resign over sexual misconduct allegations

Democratic US Senator Al Franken announced his resignation from office on Thursday, bowing to pressure from party colleagues after a series of sexual misconduct allegations against him.

Banks failed to evaluate credit-worthiness of Kingfisher Airlines: Mallya's team

An expert witness called by Vijay Mallya's defence team on Thursday described as "superficial" the processes employed by banks to grant loans totalling more than Rs 2,000 crore to now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines in 2009.


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