News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi, India May 27, 2019, 06.42 PM(IST)

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Top developments of the day.

After European election disaster, Britain's main parties to offer Brexit clarity

Britain's two main parties promised on Monday to work to resolve the deadlock over Brexit, hoping to win back voters who abandoned them for a new movement led by eurosceptic Nigel Farage at European elections.

Pakistan National Assembly adopts resolution to prevent forced conversions 

The National Assembly of Pakistan on Monday adopted a resolution to prevent forced conversions in the country.

The resolution seeks to criminalise forced conversions and recommends an imprisonment of seven years and a fine of up to one million Pakistan rupees for anyone found indulging in forced conversion.

Industrial body says Modi needs to cut tax, interest rates to revive economy ahead of  inauguration 

India's slowing economic growth is of serious concern and the country needs to urgently cut tax and interest rates to revive the economy, a top industrial body said on Monday ahead of the inauguration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's second term.

China says any US trade talks must be based on 'mutual respect' 

China on Monday said any US trade talks must be based on "mutual respect" and equality after President Donald Trump said there was a good chance of clinching a deal.

Lok Sabha results create vacancies in Uttar Pradesh Cabinet, first reshuffle likely soon

The BJP's massive win in Uttar Pradesh has paved the way for the first reshuffle of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's council of ministers as three ministers have won the Lok Sabha election creating vacancies in the state Cabinet.