News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Feb 27, 2019, 09:00 AM(IST)

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Read the top five stories of the morning here.

US urges India, Pakistan to 'exercise restraint': Secretary of State Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday called for India and Pakistan to "exercise restraint" amid escalating tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours while urging Islamabad to take action against militants.

Sushma Swaraj raises Pulwama terror attack with Chinese counterpart: Report

A day after Indian Air Force carried out airstrikes targeting terror launch pads in Pakistan's Balakot, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday met her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Wuzhen. 

US House strikes down US President Trump's border emergency

The US House of Representatives dealt a blow to President Donald Trump on Tuesday, approving a resolution blocking him from obtaining funding for a Mexican border wall through his declaration of a national emergency.

Trump's ex-lawyer Cohen to offer new Russia details to Congress: Source

US President Donald Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen will tell lawmakers on Wednesday that Trump asked him several times about a proposed skyscraper project in Moscow long after he secured the Republican presidential nomination, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC yet again, 5 Army personnel injured

Pakistan on Tuesday violated ceasefire as they resorted to heavy shelling at around 12 to 15 places along the Line of Control (LoC) in Memander area of Shopian district, leaving five Indian Army personnel injured.

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