News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Feb 04, 2019, 06:56 PM(IST)

File photos of Juan Guaido and Nicolas Maduro. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Top developments of the day.

Russia slams European 'interference' in Venezuela

Russia on Monday slammed what it said were attempts to interfere in Venezuela's domestic affairs after several European countries recognised opposition chief Juan Guaido as interim leader.

Centre vs Bengal: Ready to give my life but not compromise, says Mamata; CBI files contempt plea in SC

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said she is "ready to give my life but not compromise" in the wake of the CBI-Kolkata Police face-off in her state. 

"I am ready to give my life but not compromise. I did not take to the streets when you touched TMC leaders. But I am angry when they tried to insult the chair of the Kolkata Police Commissioner, he is leading the organisation," Mamata said. 

UK, France, Germany recognise Venezuela opposition leader Guaido as acting president

Britain, France, Spain and Germany on Monday recognised Venezuela's opposition chief Juan Guaido as interim leader after President Nicolas Maduro rejected a demand by several European powers for fresh elections.

After Trump speaks, Iraqis demand US leave country

Iraqi politicians on Monday hit back at Donald Trump after the US president said he plans to keep American forces in the country to spy on Iran.

In an interview with CBS television, Trump reaffirmed his determination to pull the United States out of "endless wars" in Syria and Afghanistan but said American troops would stay on in Iraq, partly "to be looking a little bit at Iran".

Body found in wreckage of footballer Emiliano Sala's plane: Investigators

British investigators on Monday said they had spotted a body in underwater images of the wreckage of the plane carrying footballer Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson that disappeared in the Channel two weeks ago.

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