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World Daily News – In Brief – Monday 28/03/2022

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. REUTERS (CANADA)

Kim says North Korea will keep developing ‘formidable striking capabilities’

North Korea will continue to develop “formidable striking capabilities” that cannot be bartered or sold for anything, leader Kim Jong Un said, according to state media on Monday, as he visited workers involved with the country’s biggest missile test.

. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)

Ukraine considers Russian neutrality demand ahead of new talks

Officials say Russia-Ukraine talks will take place in person this week in Turkey’s Istanbul

. TASS (RUSSIA)

Next round of Russian-Ukrainian talks to be held on March 29-30

Another round of offline talks between Russian and Ukrainian delegations will be held on March 29-30, Russian presidential aide Vladimir Medinsky, who leads the Russian delegation to the talks, said on Sunday.

. BAHA (AUSTRIA)

Russia gains most ground near Mariupol – UK

United Kingdom Ministry of Defence stated on Monday in their latest intelligence update that Russian troops managed to advance in the south of Mariupol.

. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)

Australia PM faces budget test as inflation flares before election

Australia’s conservative government faces a tough task in Tuesday’s preelection budget as it looks to turn around its low popularity by aiding households hurt by rising living costs, while also trying to appear fiscally responsible.

. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)

Brazil: Judiciary in São Paulo prohibits Metro from using facial recognition systems

In a notable decision, the São Paulo Court of Justice issued an injunction prohibiting the São Paulo Metropolitan Company (Metro) from using the facial recognition system in its train stations.

. EUOBSERVER (BELGIUM)

EU Commission urges repeal of ‘golden passport’ schemes

The European Commission on Monday urged member states to “immediately repeal” existing investor-citizenships, the so-called “golden passport” schemes, and ensure stronger scrutiny on residency permits given for investments.

. DW (GERMANY)

Germany considering new missile defense system

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz confirmed on Sunday that his government is considering setting up a missile shield for the whole of Germany.

. FT (UK)

Joe Biden proposes increased US military spending in $5.8tn budget

Plan includes a 9.8 per cent rise in Pentagon funding as well as a tax crackdown on wealthy Americans

. BBC (UK)

Mexico shooting: At least 19 killed at cockfighting pit

At least 19 people have been killed in an armed attack in the state of Michoacán, in western Mexico, officials say.