WION News Brief, December 7, 2017

Israel hailed U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as its capital on Wednesday, but the Palestinians condemned the move and said it diminished Washington's role as a peace mediator. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 07, 2017, 03.29 AM (IST)

Trump recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital, sparks firestorm

President Donald Trump recognised the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital Wednesday, prompting an almost universal diplomatic backlash and fears of new bloodshed in the Middle East.


Indian drone 'invaded' airspace, crashed: China state agency

China today said an Indian drone had "invaded" its airspace and crashed, its state-run news agency Xinhua reported. China's deputy director of the army's western theatre combat bureau was quoted as saying by Xinhua that the move "violated China's territorial sovereignty."

Israel hails Trump's 'historic' declaration, Palestinians condemn

Israel hailed U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as its capital on Wednesday, but the Palestinians condemned the move and said it diminished Washington's role as a peace mediator.

Military must be kept out of politics, says army chief

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday stressed that the military must be kept out of politics and said that unlike in the "good old days", the army establishment was moving towards discussing politics which should be avoided.

Priyanka Chopra voted sexiest Asian in UK poll; TV actress Nia Sharma is a close second

Priyanka Chopra has been voted the "Sexiest Asian Woman" in the world in an annual UK poll released here on Wednesday.