News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jun 20, 2019, 06:44 PM(IST)

File photo of Congress president Rahul Gandhi. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Top developments of the day.


US surveillance asset attacked in international airspace, not over Iran: Pentagon

The Pentagon confirmed Thursday that Iranian forces shot down a US naval surveillance drone but insisted the aircraft was in international airspace, not that of Iran.

UK PM race: Boris Johnson wins fourth ballot, Sajid Javed eliminated

British Conservative Party MPs today voted out Sajid Javid in the fourth ballot while voting heavily in favour of Boris Johnson in the race for next prime minister of United Kingdom.

Will be guided by our economic and security consideration: Ministry of external affairs on Huawei row

After reports emerged that the US government had written to the external affairs ministry last month warning the government that companies found supplying equipment or other products of American origin to Huawei could face "punitive action", ministry of external affairs(MEA) spokesman Ravish Kumar said the matter was being debated.

CWC meeting on new Congress president may take place soon

Sources in the Congress party have confirmed that a Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting may take place in the next fortnight to deliberate on the issue of a new president as Rahul Gandhi has not changed his mind on his decision to quit.

Taliban cannot negotiate from place of advantage: India to UN

India has said terror groups can not negotiate from a place of advantage, a remark directed towards groups such as Taliban based in Pakistani territory. 

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