The News Scroll 24 May 2019  Last Updated at 5:18 pm | Source: PTI

Following are the top foreign stories at 1700 hours

Following are the top foreign stories at 1700 hours


Britain's Brexit-beaten Theresa May announces resignation, to step down on June 7

London: An embattled Theresa May announced Friday that she would resign as the UK's Conservative leader on June 7 "in the best interests of the country", paving the way for a contest to decide the new Prime Minister after she failed to win over her ministers with a revised strategy to withdraw Britain from the European Union. By Aditi Khanna


US leadership congratulates PM Modi on his re-election; says great things in store for ties

Washington, May 24 (PTI) Hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "big" election triumph, the top American leadership, including President Donald Trump, have said that "great things" are in store for the Indo-US strategic ties under his second innings.


India stopped purchasing Iranian oil after US waivers expired: Envoy

Washington: India has stopped importing oil from Iran after American waivers granted to eight buyers expired early this month, New Delhi's envoy here has said, becoming the latest country to comply with the US sanctions on Tehran over its nuclear programme. By Lalit K Jha


Pak media terms Modi's victory 'emphatic mandate'

Islamabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi winning a second five-year term drew a mixed response from the Pakistani media, with some calling it an "emphatic mandate" based on national security while others terming it a "global trend" of right-wing populists sweeping to victory. By Sajjad Hussain


China welcomes Modi, Imran Khan exchange of greetings

Beijing: China on Friday welcomed the exchange of greetings between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan following the ruling BJP's sweeping victory in India's general elections, expressing hope that the two nations would continue to show goodwill and resolve their differences through dialogue. By K J M Varma


China keen to work with re-elected PM Modi to further deepen bilateral ties

Beijing: China on Friday said it attaches high importance to its bilateral relations with India and is keen to work with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to deepen the political trust and mutual cooperation for closer partnership. By K J M Varma


Indian envoy rules out talks with Pakistan unless it stops supporting terror

Washington: India will not hold talks with Pakistan until it gives up its state policy of supporting terrorism, the country's Ambassador to the US Harsh Vardhan Shringla said, hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi was reelected in a general election fought on strong nationalistic sentiments.

By Lalit K Jha


Two more Indian mountaineers die on Mount Everest, toll of Indians rises to 8

Kathmandu: Two more Indian climbers have died on Mount Everest, taking the death toll to 8 of the Indian mountaineers who perished in their expedition to the world's highest peak during this season.


UK watchdog finds students ‘unfairly’ deported over English test scam

London: The UK's spending watchdog on Friday issued a damning rebuke of the British government's handling of a visa row involving compulsory English tests given by thousands of overseas students, many of them from India. By Aditi Khanna


Pak urges all stakeholders to demonstrate peace, tolerance as US-Iran tension escalates

Islamabad: Amid tense relations between the US and Iran, Pakistan on Friday urged all stakeholders to demonstrate patience and tolerance. By Sajjad Hussain


Aus state says final approvals for Adani's coal mine to be decided within three weeks

Melbourne: The process to obtain final approvals for Indian energy gaint Adani's Carmichael coal mine in Australia will be settled within three weeks, the leader of the country's Queensland state said on Friday as she sought to expedite the controversy-hit project. By Natasha Chaku


2 killed, 25 injured as blast rocks mosque in Pakistan

Islamabad: A powerful explosion ripped through a mosque ahead of Friday prayers in Pakistan, killing at least two persons and injuring 25 others in the restive Balochistan province, police said. By Sajjad Hussain


EU says May resignation changes nothing in Brexit talks

Brussels: The European Union said Friday that Prime Minister Theresa May's resignation does nothing to change its position on the Brexit withdrawal deal that its members agreed with Britain.(AFP)


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