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World News Briefing: India enters Lunar orbit – Trump calls for Russia to rejoin G8 & US blocks billions of dollars from reaching Iran’s Revolutionary Guard 

 BRIEF.ME – WORLD NEWS BRIEFING

In today’s briefing update, India’s spacecraft has successfully entered the lunar orbit.  

President Trump has once again called for Russia to rejoin the G7 and make it the G8 once more.

The US has blocked billions of dollars from reaching Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. The sanctions signed by Trump also target top military commanders and Iran’s Supreme Leader. 

All in today’s WORLD news briefing – A daily roundup of all the news headlines that you need to know, summarised as part of WTX News Briefing.

 

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INDIA’S CHANDRAYAAN 2 SPACECRAFT ENTERS LUNAR ORBIT

CNN reports India’s Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft entered the lunar orbit on Tuesday. An important step on its journey India's space mission success as spacecraft enterslunar orbittowards the moon. Chandrayaan-2 entered the orbit around midnight Eastern Time in a complicated insertion manoeuvre that took 29 minutes. “Our hearts almost stopped today till it completed its job,” said the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). If the spacecraft successfully lands on the moon, India will become only the fourth country to soft-land on the moon. So far the US, the former Soviet Union and China have soft-landed a spacecraft on the moon.

Read the full story on CNN

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TRUMP CALLS FOR RUSSIA TO REJOIN ‘G8’

France 24 reports President Trump has once again called for Russia to rejoin the G7 making it the G8 once again. US President wants Russia back in the G8Speaking to reporters the US President said his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama wanted Russia out of the G8 “because Putin outsmarted him.” The President went on to say: “But I think it’s much more appropriate to have Russia in. It should be the G8 because a lot of things we talk about have to do with Russia.” Adding: “I could certainly see it being the G8 again. If someone would make that motion, I would be disposed to think about it favourably…”. Russia was pushed out of the G8 in 2014 because of its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.

Read the full story on France 24

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US BLOCKS BILLIONS OF DOLLARS FROM REACHING IRAN’S REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS

WTX News reports the sanctions slapped on Iran by the US has allowed the US to block “literally billions” in Iranian assets according to US Treasury Secretary. The sanctions signed by President Trump target eight top military commanders as well as Iran’s Supreme Leader and the Revolutionary Guard. WTX News says Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has quietly become one of the most significant political and economic powers in the Islamic Republic.

Read the full story on WTX News

Prisons Overflow as 6000 arrested in Kashmir – Curfew for 3rd week!

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World News Briefing: India enters Lunar orbit – Trump calls for Russia to rejoin G8 & US blocks billions of dollars from reaching Iran’s Revolutionary Guard 
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