News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Dec 07, 2018, 09:02 AM IST

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Top Developments of the day.

Canada on Thursday defended its arrest of an executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei on a US extradition request as markets wobbled on fears of fresh friction between Washington and Beijing.

The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre museum and scores of shops on the Champs-Elysees are set to close as authorities warned Thursday of fresh violence this weekend during protests which have ballooned into the biggest crisis of Emmanuel Macron's presidency.

Telangana and Rajasthan are undergoing elections today to elect their legislative assembly members. While the polling in Telangana started at 7 am, voting in Rajasthan began at 8 am.

Japan plans to ban government purchases of equipment from China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and ZTE Corp, news agency Reuters reported on Friday citing a person with direct knowledge on the matter.

President Donald Trump will nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as US ambassador to the United Nations, a source familiar with his decision said on Thursday, tapping someone with no prior policy or political experience to deal with some of the world's thorniest issues.