News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Feb 13, 2019, 09:04 AM(IST)

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Top stories of the day.

Drug lord, escape artist 'El Chapo' convicted by US jury

The world's most infamous cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who rose from poverty in rural Mexico to amass billions of dollars, was found guilty in a US court on Tuesday of smuggling tons of drugs to the United States over a violent, colourful, decades-long career.

Venezuela turns to India as sanctions cut oil flow to US, Europe

Venezuela's oil exports have tapered off and shifted toward India since new US sanctions began January 28 as state-run oil company PDVSA seeks to replace deliveries to the United States and Europe that were disrupted by payment restrictions.

Twitter CEO says his and other tech firms have not combated abuse enough

Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey said on Tuesday that Silicon Valley companies, including his own, have not done enough to protect victims of online abuse, calling it a "huge fail."

Afghan government fires election commission ahead of presidential vote in July

The Afghan government on Tuesday fired its election commission ahead of July's controversial presidential vote, reports said.The move comes more than three months after chaotic parliamentary elections the results of which have still not been announced. 

What is next for Brexit?

With Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday asking MPs to give her more time for talks with Brussels to renegotiate her Brexit deal, it remains unclear how Britain will leave the European Union.

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