News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 18, 2019, 06.38 PM(IST)

File photo: China's President Xi Jinping. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Read the five big stories of the day.

Waves of voices within US against additional tariffs going higher: China

China on Tuesday urged the United States to properly solve trade disputes through consultations based on the principles of equality and mutual respect.

US response to S-400 missile defence not in spirit of an alliance: Turkey

Turkey on Tuesday accused the US of not acting as an ally in its official response to Washington's ultimatum to Ankara to abandon a Russian missile defence system deal.

2005 Ayodhya terror attack case: Prayagraj court sentences four to life imprisonment, acquits one 

Prayagraj Special Court on Tuesday pronounced its verdict on 2005 Ayodhya terror attack case. Four convicts have been sentenced to life imprisonment, whereas one person has been acquitted, news agency ANI reported. 

Cash-strapped Pakistan inks 3 loan deals worth $918 million with World Bank

Pakistan on Tuesday signed three loan agreements worth a total of $918 million with the World Bank, Prime Minister Imran Khan's adviser on finance has said as the cash-strapped country tries to overcome a ballooning balance-of-payments crisis that threatens to cripple its economy.

'Won't wage war,' says Iran President Hassan Rouhani as US deploys more troops to Middle East

President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday Iran would not wage war against any nation, sounding a note of restraint after the United States announced more troop deployments to the Middle East.