News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 31, 2019, 09.19 AM(IST)

File photo of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Photograph:( Reuters )

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India's buying of S-400 from Russia will have serious implications on defence ties: US 

India's decision to buy the long-range S-400 missile defence system from Russia will have serious implications on defence ties, the Trump administration has warned.

Suspension of preferential trade status for India under GSP is 'done deal': US

The Trump administration has said it is not going back on its decision to terminate India's designation as a beneficiary developing nation under the key GSP trade programme, terming the suspension a "done deal".

J&K: One terrorist gunned down in Shopian encounter

One terrorist as gunned down in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Thursday during an encounter with security forces.

Lok Sabha polls 2019: Rahul Gandhi sends team to Amethi to ascertain cause of defeat

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday sent a team to Amethi to find out the reason for his shocking defeat to BJP leader Smriti Irani from the parliamentary constituency which was considered a stronghold of the Nehru-Gandhi family.

US says countries buying Iranian oil will be subject to sanctions

The United States will sanction any country which buys oil from Iran after the expiration of waivers on May 2, US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook said on Thursday.