News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 08, 2019, 07.11 PM(IST)

File photo: US President Donald Trump and Iran's President Hassan Rouhani. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Read the five big stories of the day.

'Bullying' by United States is cause behind escalating Iran nuclear crisis: China

China on Monday said "unilateral bullying" by the United States was the cause behind the escalating Iran nuclear crisis, after Tehran announced it was set to breach its uranium enrichment cap.

Iran says uranium enrichment passes 4.5%, exceeding deal cap

Iran's uranium enrichment level passed 4.5 per cent on Monday, exceeding the 2015 nuclear deal cap, Iranian atomic energy organisation spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said.

Rajnath Singh, Ram Madhav deny BJP's involvement in Karnataka crisis

BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday asserted that the Saffron Party has nothing to do with the ongoing crisis in Karnataka.

Sensex crashes over 750 points to close at 38,720, Nifty ends at 11,559

Indian markets fell sharply on Monday, disappointed by some Budget proposals in the Union Budget. Weak global markets also hurt sentiment. 

Hong Kong protesters moot Bank of China 'stress test' after latest clashes

Anti-government protesters in Hong Kong began circulating plans on Monday to "stress test" the Bank of China in their bid to keep the pressure on the city's pro-Beijing leaders after five people were arrested in the latest clashes with police.