News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 27, 2019, 06.50 PM(IST)

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Top developments of the day.

All countries should uphold peace & tranquility in outer space: China after India's ASAT test

China expressed hope that all countries will uphold peace and tranquillity in the outer space after  India's ASAT(anti-satellite missile) test.

Imran Khan's comments taken out of context and misinterpreted: Pak clarifies to Afghanistan 

Pakistan's Foreign Ministry moved on Wednesday to cool a row with Afghanistan over reported comments by Prime Minister Imran Khan that were taken to suggest that Kabul should set up an interim government to help smooth peace talks with the Taliban.

Amid differences, Tusk urges EU Parliament to be open to long Brexit extension

EU Council president Donald Tusk has said the organization should be "open to a long extension if the UK wishes to rethink its Brexit strategy".

No intention of entering into arms race in outer space: India after ASAT test

India has said it has no intention of entering into an arms race in outer space and Anti-Satellite Missile(ASAT) test was done just to "verify" that the country has the "capability to safeguard our space assets."

China expels ex-Interpol chief Meng from Communist Party

China has expelled former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei from the Communist Party and dismissed him from his official positions, the country's graft watchdog announced Wednesday.