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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 26, 2019, 06.53 PM (IST)

UK should stop interfering in Hong Kong and China's internal affairs: Foreign ministry

China's Foreign Ministry denounced the UK for its "interference" in Hong Kong affairs on Wednesday after the British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt told parliament that London would ban sales of tear gas to Hong Kong and called for an independent probe into the recent violence.

Countries who are part of China's BRI have seen not 'strings attached but shackles': Pompeo during meeting with Jaishankar

Laying the foundation for PM Modi's meeting with US President Donald Trump in Osaka, Japan, on the sidelines of the 14th G20 Summit, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo met PM Modi and external affairs minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday in Delhi. 

Congress can't accept defeats, not a healthy sign in democracy: PM Narendra Modi in Rajya Sabha

In a stinging attack on the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the Opposition party's arrogance has no limits, they can't accept defeat.

Russia to deliver first S-400 missile to Turkey in July: Reports

Russia will make first delivery of the S-400 missile systems to Turkey in July, Russian news agencies cited the head of Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport saying on Wednesday, in accordance with the earlier-stated plans.

US pushes Middle East economic plan in face of Palestinian protest

The Trump administration sought on Wednesday to win support for an economic plan it says will be a foundation for Israeli-Palestinian peace but which Palestinians and many other Arabs dismiss as pointless without a political solution to the decades-old conflict.