News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: May 13, 2019, 06:55 PM(IST)

File photo: US and Chinese flags are placed for a joint news conference. Photograph:( Reuters )

Story highlights

Top developments of the day.

Now, China imposes tariffs on $60 billion worth of US goods

Shortly after Donald Trump said China should not impose tariffs against the US, China on Monday said it will impose tariffs on $60 billion worth of US goods from June 1.

Worried about risk of conflict happening by accident in Gulf region: UK foreign minister Jeremy Hunt

British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt on Monday issued a stark warning of the dangers of conflict erupting "by accident" in the Gulf, as tensions between the United States and Iran soar.

Swedish rape probe against Julian Assange to be reopened: Prosecutors

Swedish prosecutors on Monday announced that they will re-open the investigation into a rape allegation against WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange, who is as of now stopped at a high-security jail in the UK, the Swedish Prosecution Authority said in a statement.

You should be ashamed: Rahul Gandhi hits out at Sam Pitroda for remarks on 1984 riots

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP continuing their attack on the Congress over Sam Pitroda's remarks on the 1984 riots, party chief Rahul Gandhi Monday said the leader should be ashamed of himself and seek apology from the country.

Afghan Taliban intelligence chief caught in Baghlan

US defence ministry said today that Afghan and US forces had caught Haji Mohammad Ramin, the intelligence chief of Taliban for northern Baghlan province.

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