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South Korea's new president questions Japan 'comfort women' deal

Tensions in Korean Peninsula escalated in recent months after Pyongyang conducted a number of nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches. Press secretary Yoon Young-chan said separate delegations would hold talks with their Chinese counterparts on the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system and North Korea's nuclear program.



Theresa May vows to advance workers' rights if she wins election

Labour accused May of making "ridiculous claims". May will enshrine workers' rights to leave for training or to take care of a family member, as well as protect staff pensions from "unsustainable" corporate takeovers and dividends, according to the FT.



Putin says ready to play 'constructive role' on N Korea

The Russian leader congratulated his South Korean counterpart upon his election as the head of state and wished him continued success. "And I think we've handled it very well, very firmly". A U.S. State Department spokeswoman said on Thursday Washington remained open to talks with North Korea, but needed to see that it would "cease all its illegal activities and aggressive behavior in the region".



A Massive Ransomware Could Hit Computers This Week

What is all the fuss about? Although Microsoft was quick to patch the "extremely critical" flaw in Windows as early as in March, the extent to which the attack crippled the world overnight is a clear sign, "organizations aren't particularly fond of updating their system software".



Controversy over Trump Israel policy ahead of visit

President Abbas' comments assume significance as PM Modi is slated to visit Israel in a couple of months, which will be the first by an Indian Prime Minister. The White House told reporters last week that Trump had yet to decide what he would do on that front. The US, like most of the worldwide community, considers Jerusalem disputed ahead of final-status negotiations.