News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 08, 2019, 06:58 PM(IST)

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Top developments of the day.

 Venezuela: Maduro shuts schools, suspends working day as blackout enters second day

Venezuela shut schools and suspended working hours on Friday after the capital Caracas and other major cities awoke without electricity for a second day due to a problem that struck the South American country's main hydroelectric plant.

Trump says open to talks with North Korea despite missile programme activity

US President Donald Trump is open to more talks with North Korea over denuclearisation, his national security adviser said on Thursday, despite reports it is reactivating parts of its missile programme.

Pakistan never seriously cracked down militant groups that attack India: US daily

Pakistan has never seriously cracked down on militant groups that attack India, a leading US daily has said, warning that the threat of nuclear war between the two nations remains as a long-term solution to the conflict is unlikely without international pressure. 

Carlos Ghosn, out on bail, will be under strict monitoring

No internet, no email and surveillance cameras to monitor his comings and goings. After paying $9 million in bail, former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn is out of a Japanese jail cell where he spent 108 days, but he must live under a host of restrictions while he awaits trial, which could be a year away.

Agree to backstop changes or risk disorderly Brexit: Theresa May warns EU

British Prime Minister Theresa May put the onus on the European Union to make concessions over the thorny issue of the Irish backstop in Brexit talks, or risk Britain leaving the EU without a deal, which she said would be against EU interests.

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