World News in Brief: June 7

British Prime Minister Theresa May told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Downing Street on June 6 that Britain was firmly in support of the Iran nuclear deal following US President Donald Trump's pulling out of the deal.

* The new Italian government, led by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, cleared its second administrative hurdle in as many days on June 6, winning a confidence vote in the lower house of Italy's parliament.

* The Iraqi parliament on June 6 approved recount of votes in all polling stations across Iraq over allegations of fraud and irregularities in the parliamentary election held on May 12, the Iraqi official television reported.

* At least 18 people were killed and over 90 wounded in an explosion in Baghdad's Sadr City district on June 6, an Iraqi police source said.

* The United States is aware of reports that Iran plans to increase its uranium enrichment capacity and Washington will not allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on June 6.

* Spain's Socialist new prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, prioritized Europe and Spain's unity in new government, whose ministers were unveiled on June 6.

* Portugal will help Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau and Gambia with projects in the areas of migration management and economic development through EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, the government said in a statement on June 6.

* Turkish army is advancing in northern Iraq's Qandil to fight Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants, Turkey's ruling party's spokesperson said on June 6.

* Jordan's Prime Minister Omar Razzaz pledged on June 6 to start a comprehensive dialogue with all involved parties on the income tax law as protests continued across Jordan against the bill.

* The chief of staff of the Brazilian presidency, Eliseu Padilha, admitted on June 6 that the reduction in diesel prices by 0.46 reals (US$0.12) per liter will "not be immediate," despite being announced last week by President Michel Temer to end a crippling truckers' strike.

* Global Foreign direct investment (FDI) flows fell by 23 percent in 2017 to US$1.43 trillion, in contrast to the global accelerated growth in GDP and trade registered last year, said the UNCTAD on June 6 in its World Investment Report 2018.

* A wildfire raging largely unchecked on June 6 in southwest Colorado forced hundreds of residents to prepare to evacuate and could spread to other states, US officials warned.