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Merkel in Saudi Arabia for cooperation talks, other issues

Merkel in Saudi Arabia for cooperation talks, other issues

Multiple news outlets noted in their headlines that Merkel chose not to wear a headscarf during the meetings. UK Prime Minister Theresa May had also rejected the strict dress code in place for women in the kingdom, when she arrived in Riyadh recently.


Philippine Congress rejects appointee who ordered mines shut

Philippine Congress rejects appointee who ordered mines shut

Meanwhile, Kalikasan urged President Duterte to ensure that the continuity of the historic mining crackdown and other meaningful reforms pushed by Lopez would still be guaranteed. Lopez had no qualms about attacking the powerful and flouting convention, taking her cue from the country's blunt-spoken president, Duterte, whose war against illegal drugs has led to the killing of thousands of people.



Global cyberattack used software reportedly developed by US National Security Agency

The NHS blamed the Wanna Decryptor for infecting computers - an encryption-based ransomware that locks a system and its files from use unless money is paid to hackers for access. Kasperksy's Baumgartner did note that although the ransomware was able to offer "how to pay" documents in dozens of languages, the only language whose writing was flawless was Russian, with the others showing distinct signs that a non-native speaker had written them.



North Korea open to U.S. talks under 'conditions'

Choe Son Hui, director-general of the North America bureau chief of North Korea's Foreign Ministry, spoke to reporters Saturday at the Beijing Capital International Airport in China. Choe had reportedly been in Norway for so-called "Track Two talks" with former U.S. government officials. Reuters news agency reported that at least one former U.S.



Bless me, filing case against you: Kapil Mishra to Kejriwal

I am not going to stay quite on this issue, ' he said. Mishra said he was out to demolish the labyrinth of lies, betrayal and corruption and would go to any extent in his fight against corruption. Mishra said, adding that his next "expose" would be tomorrow. "I am the only minister with no corruption charges". He is demanding that the AAP divulge details of foreign tours undertaken by five leaders of the party.


Mandatory Aadhaar curbs use of fake PAN cards: Govt to Supreme Court

Mandatory Aadhaar curbs use of fake PAN cards: Govt to Supreme Court

More petitions challenging the same were filed. "The Aadhaar-enabled payment is only unique to us; no other country has that technology and privilege where your thumb literally becomes your credit or debit card and links in your bank accounts", said Jaitley at the inauguration of the 100 ICICI Digital Villages programme.