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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 26, 2019, 08.45 AM (IST)

Pentagon authorises $1 billion for Trump's border wall

The Pentagon has authorised $1 billion for US President's Donald Trump's wall along the US-Mexico border. The authorisation was made by acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan. 

British MPs vote to seize control of Brexit for a day

British lawmakers wrested control of the parliamentary agenda from the government for a day in a highly unusual bid to find a way through the Brexit impasse after Prime Minister Theresa May's EU divorce deal was rejected again.

55% Indians happy with way things are going in the country, public satisfaction dips 15 points: US survey

Fifty-five per cent of Indians are happy with the way things are going in the country even as the public satisfaction level has gone down by 15 points to 70 per cent, according to a Pew survey released late Monday night.

Stormy Daniels' lawyer charged with trying to extort $20 million from Nike

Attorney Michael Avenatti, who represented adult film star Stormy Daniels in her legal battles with US President Donald Trump, was charged on Monday with what prosecutors said was an attempt to "shakedown" Nike Inc for over $20 million.

Apple starts streaming service to take on Netflix, Amazon

Apple unveiled a new streaming-video service with original TV-series content called Apple TV+ on Monday, aiming to join the audiovisual streaming market mainly dominated by Netflix, Hulu and Amazon.