News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Dec 06, 2018, 06.52 PM(IST)

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Top developments of the day.

US not in a position to tell us what to do, says Saudi Arabia on oil price cut

In a move aimed at President Trump, Saudi Arabia's oil minister said the US should not try to dictate policy to the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries OPEC.

President Trump in a tweet on Wednesday had said the world does not want to see, or need higher oil prices. 

Kartarpur corridor long standing demand of Sikhs, unfortunate Pak tried to politicise religious issue: India

India's ministry of external affairs(MEA) said today that India's protocol officers were denied entry for the Kartarpur ceremony.

"We see it as the fulfilment of the long-standing demand of the Sikh community. It is unfortunate that Pakistan attempted to politicised a religious issue," MEA spokesman Raveesh Kumar said.

Perpetrators involved in Chabahar terror attack should be brought to justice: India

India today condemned the suicide attack on the Chabahar port in southeastern Iran in which at least three people were killed and several others were injured.

China urges immediate release of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou 

China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday firmly opposed the arrest of Huawei's chief financial officer in Vancouver, Canada and urged an immediate release of her.

Geng Shuang, spokesman of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, made the remarks at a regular press briefing in Beijing. Huawei's CFO Meng Wanzhou was detained in Canada at the request of the United States and the US is seeking her extradition.

Can UK renounce Brexit? EU court to decide on Monday

The European Court of Justice is expected to announce on Monday whether or not Britain can unilaterally halt its march towards Brexit, a day before a make-or-break vote by MPs on the divorce deal.

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