News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 19, 2019, 09.09 AM(IST)

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Donald Trump formally kicks off the 2020 reelection campaign, with vow to 'keep America great'

United States President Donald Trump formally launched his 2020 re-election campaign today in front of a large crowd in Orlando, Florida.

"With every ounce of heart and might and sweat and soul, we're going to keep making America great again and then we will indeed keep America great," Trump said during the rally.

Boris Johnson fends off dwindling British PM rivals in TV debate

Brexit figurehead Boris Johnson said Tuesday that Britain "must come out" of the EU by the new October deadline as he fended off his four remaining UK leadership race rivals in his first TV debate.

Eyeing global 'groundswell' of hate speech, UN launches action plan to combat

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday launched an action plan to curb rising hate speech in the world arena and warned that the world is in danger of forgetting the impact of hate speech.

Donald Trump asks New York Times to disclose sources that US is ramping up cyber attacks on Russia

US President Donald Trump has asked The New York Times to disclose its sources behind the report that claimed that his government was ramping up cyber attacks on Russia's electric power grid as a sign of warning to President Vladimir Putin.

Pakistan, China cooperation factor of peace and stability in region: Imran Khan

Prime Minister Imran Khan said Tuesday that close cooperation between Pakistan and China was a factor of peace and stability in the region.

He was talking to General Han Weiguo, Commander People's Liberation Army (PLA) Ground Forces, who called on him.