News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Feb 18, 2019, 08:48 AM(IST)

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Big stories of the day.

In relief for its economy, Saudi Arabia to invest $20 billion in Pakistan

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia on Sunday signed a slew of investment agreements worth $20 billion which will provide welcome relief to the teetering economy of the cash-strapped South Asian country.

J&K: Encounter breaks out in Pulwama, 4 jawans injured

A gun battle has broken out between security forces and terrorists in the Pinglan area of Pulwama. The news agency ANI reported that two to three terrorists are trapped in the area.

Trump aide Stephen Miller predicts 'hundreds of miles' of border wall by 2020

A top adviser to Donald Trump said Sunday that the president's emergency declaration could allow "hundreds of miles" of barriers to be built on the Mexican border before the 2020 election.

West Indies' Chris Gayle to retire from ODIs after 2019 World Cup

West Indies batsman Chris Gayle announced his retirement from One-Day International (ODI) cricket after this summer’s ICC World Cup, scheduled to begin from May 30.

California tells Trump lawsuit over border wall is 'imminent'

California will "imminently" challenge President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to obtain funds for a US-Mexico border wall, state Attorney General Xavier Becerra said on Sunday.

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