News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Feb 25, 2019, 07:10 PM(IST)

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EU, Germany press Pakistan to act on terror as foreign ministry remains silent on terror

The European Union (EU) and Germany have asked Pakistan to act on terror in a call made by Pakistani foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi to EU's Mogherini and Germany foreign minister Heiko Maas to brief about the situation of heightened tension post-Pulwama attack.

NIA obtains CCTV footage of car used in Pulwama attack

In a crucial breakthrough that could provide leads into the investigation of the Pulwama terror attack, the National Investigating Agency (NIA) has obtained a crucial CCTV footage of the car that was used in the attack. 

Oscars 2019: Trump accuses Spike Lee of taking 'racist hit' at him

Director Spike Lee whose movie "BlacKkKlansman" was nominated for best picture at the Oscars attracted President Trump ire after he said at the acceptance speech for best-adapted screenplay as a co-writer for "BlacKkKlansman" "let's all mobilize, let's all be on the right side of history".

'The work begins': US, Taliban arrive in Doha for fresh talks

US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in Doha Monday to kick off fresh high-level talks with the Taliban aimed at ending the 17-year Afghan conflict, saying it could be a "significant moment".

European Union's Tusk says Brexit delay would be 'rational'

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Monday that delaying Brexit beyond the scheduled exit date of March 29 would be a "rational solution" as there was no majority in the British parliament to approve a divorce deal.


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