News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Jan 21, 2019, 08:58 AM(IST)

US President Donald Trump. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Big stories of the day.

America has 'no plan' as it pulls out of Syria: Ex-US envoy

The United States has no plan for Syria as it proceeds with President Donald Trump's order to pull American troops out of the country, a top official who quit in protest at the policy said on Sunday.

Brexit: UK PM May to unveil 'Plan B' today

British Prime Minister Theresa May unveils her Brexit "Plan B" to parliament on Monday after MPs shredded her EU divorce deal, deepening the political gridlock 10 weeks from departure day.

China economy grew at slowest pace in 28 years in 2018

China's economy grew at its slowest pace in almost three decades in 2018, losing more steam in the last quarter as it battles to quell massive debt and a US trade war, official data showed Monday.

World's 26 richest people own as much wealth as poorer 50% of humanity: Oxfam

The world's 26 richest people own the same wealth as the poorest half of humanity, Oxfam said Monday, urging governments to hike taxes on the wealthy to fight soaring inequality.

Israel says it has again hit Iranian targets in Syria

Israel's military said it carried out strikes on Iranian targets in Syria early Monday after it intercepted a rocket fired from Syrian territory hours before. It said in a statement it was "currently striking" the Iranian Revolutionary Guards' Quds Force in Syria and warned Syria's military against "attempting to harm Israeli territory or forces".

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