News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jul 02, 2019, 08:53 AM(IST)

US President Donald Trump and Russia President Vladimir Putin. Photograph:( AFP )

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Read the five big stories of the day.

Russia proposes prisoner swap with US: Report

Russia called on the United States on Monday to free Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko and proposed a prisoner swap with Washington to win the release of any American national held in Russia, Interfax news agency reported.

Facebook evacuates four buildings after possible sarin exposure

Facebook Inc evacuated four buildings and two people were being evaluated for possible exposure to the nerve agent sarin on Monday after a package at the social media company's Silicon Valley mail facility tested positive for the toxic compound.

US will keep strong intel presence in Afghanistan even after troops withdrawal: Trump

The United States President Donald Trump on Monday said he will leave a strong intelligence presence in Afghanistan even after US troops depart from the country. He also termed the country "Harvard of terrorists" while he was speaking in a video interview.

Maharashtra: Heavy downpour causes wall collapse in Mumbai, Pune; 19 dead

As rains continued to wreak havoc in parts of Maharashtra, at least 13 people lost their lives in Mumbai's Malad area while in another incident reported from Pune, six persons were killed.

Iran playing with fire on nuclear deal: Trump

US President Donald Trump warned Monday that Iran is "playing with fire" after Tehran said it exceeded a limit on enriched uranium reserves under a 2015 nuclear deal abandoned by Washington.

 

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