WION Morning News Brief, January 12, 2017

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 12, 2018, 03.05 AM (IST)

As Iran nuclear deal hangs in balance, President Macron calls Trump

As President Trump mulls over Iran nuclear deal, French President  Macron said there should be "strict application" and "importance of all signatories to respect it". Trump is expected to decide today on providing relief to Iran under the 215 nuclear deal which was signed by former President Obama along with other nations. 

Vijay Mallya's bail extended till April 2, concerns raised over reliability of evidence

The Westminster magistrates' court in London on Thursday decided to extend liquor baron Vijay Mallya's bail till April 2 in association with his extradition case. The bail raised concerns over the reliability of evidence provided by India. Judge Emma Arbuthnot has extended Mallya's £650,000 bail.

Lawmakers angry over Trump's expletive on immigrants

President Donald Trump on Thursday questioned why the United States would want to have immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as "shithole countries". "Why do we want all these people from Africa here? They're shithole countries ... We should have more people from Norway" he said. He further slammed the need for Haitians in the United States. 

Countdown begins as ISRO gets set to launch 100th satellite today

India is all set to launch its 100th satellite 'Cartosat-2 Series' from Andhra Pradesh's Sriharikota today. The launch is set for 9:28am on Friday at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. 

Trump may cancel UK visit amid fears of mass protests: Report

President Trump may pull out of the visit to Britain next month amid concerns over mass protests when he arrives in London, British media reported. Last month, PM Theresa May's cabinet minister Sam Gyimah had said he would feel  “deeply uncomfortable” if President Trump's visit went ahead after May clashed with Trump over US president's retweets of far-right anti-Muslim propaganda, Britain First.