News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 19, 2019, 08.52 AM(IST)

File photo of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Sixteen US states sue Trump after he declares emergency to fund border wall

Sixteen US states sued President Donald Trump's administration on Monday over his decision to declare a national emergency to fund a wall on the southern border with Mexico, saying the move violated the constitution.

Saudi Crown Prince Salman to land in India today

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad-bin Salman will arrive in New Delhi on Tuesday on his maiden visit to the country.

India is likely to raise the issue of Pakistan-sponsored terrorism and the two countries are expected to sign ties to enhance cooperation in various fields during the "landmark event in high-level bilateral ties".

Trump tells Venezuela military to back opposition leader Guaido or 'lose everything'

US President Donald Trump urged Venezuela's military Monday to accept opposition leader Juan Guaido's amnesty offer, or stand to "lose everything," as a crisis deepened over President Nicolas Maduro's refusal to let in desperately needed humanitarian aid.

Israel readies to launch world's first private spacecraft to moon

Israel was gearing up to launch a spacecraft to the moon that will be the first private initiative of its kind in the world, the non-profit organization responsible for the project announced on Monday.

'Kissing sailor' in iconic New York picture dies at 95

The sailor pictured kissing a woman in Times Square as people celebrated the end of World War II has died at age 95, his daughter told The Providence Journal.

George Mendonsa had a seizure Sunday after falling at an assisted living facility in Middletown, Rhode Island, his daughter Sharon Molleur said.