News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Jul 29, 2019, 07:07 PM IST

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Read the five big stories of the day.

Sterling hit a two-year low on Monday as Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government said it now assumed there would be a no-deal Brexit because a "stubborn" European Union was refusing to renegotiate their divorce.

China’s latest move in the South China Sea has further riled up tense atmosphere prevailing in the region. 

Iranian forces warned a British warship's crew against putting their "life in danger" during the seizure of a tanker this month, in a new recording of the incident released Monday.

Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said Congress leaders will extend all the support if Priyanka Gandhi is chosen to take over as the party president. 

China's first "cyber-dissident", whose website reported on sensitive topics including human rights, was sentenced to 12 years in prison Monday for leaking state secrets, a court said.