News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Jun 26, 2019, 08:50 AM IST

File photo: Chinese President Xi Jinping with US President Donald Trump. Photograph:(Reuters)

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Read the five big stories of the day.

The United States hopes to re-launch trade talks with China after President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping meet in Japan on Saturday but Washington will not accept any conditions on tariffs, a senior administration official said on Tuesday.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi today. 

His meeting with PM Modi is scheduled to begin at 10 am followed by a meet with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar at 12 pm. 

The acting head of the US Customs and Border Protection agency announced his resignation on Tuesday amid a public outcry over alarming detention conditions of migrant children in Texas.

Former US special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify in public on July 17 about his report into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees said Tuesday.

Robots are expected to take over some 20 million manufacturing jobs worldwide by 2030, extending a trend of worsening social inequality while boosting overall economic output, a new study shows.