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WION Web Team New Delhi, India Jul 28, 2019, 08.55 AM (IST)

North Korean boat crosses into South Korean waters: Report

A North Korean boat with three crewmen crossed the de facto maritime border with South Korean and has been towed to a port, Yonhap news agency reported on Sunday, citing the South's Joint Chiefs.

Ditch backstop or face no-deal Brexit: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tells European Union

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson cautioned the European Union on Saturday that the "anti-democratic" Irish backstop must be ditched if they were to strike a Brexit divorce deal.

Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Jaipal Reddy passes away

Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister S Jaipal Reddy passed away at 1.30am. on Sunday in Hyderabad. He was 77.

Reddy had been unwell for the last few days and had been undergoing treatment at a hospital here. 

Italy pledges to complete rail link with France, EU official says

Italy has written to the European Union pledging to complete a rail link with France, according to the European Parliament president David Sassoli.

Vijay Mallya moves Supreme Court seeking stay on confiscation of properties

Fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya on Saturday moved the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the confiscation of properties owned by him and his relatives.

In his plea, Mallya has said that he wanted attachment of only those properties related to Kingfisher Airlines facing cases of alleged irregularities.