News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi Jun 09, 2019, 08.46 AM(IST)

PM Narendra Modi. Photograph:( ANI )

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Top developments of the day.

Trump says he is confident Mexico will 'try very hard' to enforce new immigration deal

US President Donald Trump on Saturday predicted Mexico would strongly enforce a new deal under which it agreed to expand a controversial asylum program and boost security on its southern border to stem Central American migrants trying to reach the United States.

Sudan protest group calls nationwide 'civil disobedience'

A key protest group on Saturday announced a nationwide "civil disobedience" campaign in Sudan. The campaign would run until Sudan's ruling generals transfer power to a civilian government, the protest group said.

US envoy, in interview, does not rule out Israeli annexation in West Bank

The US ambassador to Israel did not rule out an Israeli move to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, land that the Palestinians seek for a state, in an interview with the New York Times published on Saturday.

It's business as usual at Mexico's southern border despite Trump deal

On Saturday, at the busiest crossing point along Mexico`s porous southern border with Guatemala, evidence of Mexico`s promised crackdown on waves of new arrivals trying to reach the United States was nowhere to be seen.

PM Modi in Sri Lanka today, will be personally received by Sri Lankan counterpart Wickremesinghe in Colombo

After a day-long visit to the Maldives, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a state visit to Sri Lanka on Sunday. The prime minister will be personally received by his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe in Colombo today.