News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Feb 17, 2019, 08:57 AM(IST)

File photo of US President Donald Trump (R) and Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro (L). Photograph:( Reuters )

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Big stories of the day.

More US aid for Venezuela touches down in Colombia

A US military transport plane carrying humanitarian aid meant for Venezuelans landed in the Colombian border city of Cucuta on Saturday, where food and medicine is being stored amidst uncertainty over how and where aid will be distributed.

We are with them always: CRPF to Kashmiris

In the backdrop of reports of threats issued to Kashmiris based out of Jammu and Kashmir following the Pulwama terror attack, a Srinagar-based CRPF helpline Saturday asked them to approach it in case they face any harassment.

Ex-Fox News anchor Heather Nauert ends bid to be next US ambassador to UN

Former Fox News anchor and State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Saturday that she has withdrawn from consideration to be the next US ambassador to the United Nations.

Pulwama attack: After scrapping MNF status, Government hikes customs duty on all Pak imports to 200%

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday announced that customs duty on all goods imported from Pakistan will be hiked to 200 per cent with immediate effect.

No decision made on spending for Trump's wall: Pentagon chief

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Saturday that no decision has been taken on funding President Donald Trump's border wall with Mexico, a project that may come partly from redirected military funds.

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