News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 12, 2019, 09.19 AM(IST)

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Iran's Rouhani calls for unity to face 'unprecedented' US pressure

President Hassan Rouhani called on Saturday for unity among Iran's political factions to overcome conditions which he said may be harder than those during the 1980s war with Iraq, state media reported, as the country faces tightening US sanctions.

Live Lok Sabha phase 6 elections: Country sets its eye on Delhi as voting for phase 6 underway

The fate of several Union ministers including Radha Mohan Singh, Harshvardhan and Maneka Gandhi, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and Congress leaders Digvijay Singh and Jyotiraditya Scindia will be decided Sunday in the sixth and penultimate phase of Lok Sabha polls to be held in 59 constituencies in six states and Delhi.

Fight to replace PM May complicating Brexit talks: Labour party's McDonnell

The battle among leading Conservatives to replace Theresa May as prime minister threatens to derail talks with the opposition Labour Party and the bid to find a Brexit compromise, Labour's John McDonnell said.

Trade deal will become far worse if negotiated in my second term: Donald Trump warns China

President Donald Trump warned China on Saturday that it should strike a trade deal with the United States now, otherwise an agreement would be "far worse for them if it has to be negotiated in my second term."

Albanian protesters hurl petrol bombs, seek snap polls

Albanian opposition protesters hurled petrol bombs at the entrance of Prime Minister Edi Rama's office on Saturday, after three months of demonstrations calling for him to quit over alleged election fraud and corruption.