Your Saturday Briefing

  1. American spy suspect John Whelan, an ex-Marine, was detained in Moscow over charges of espionage. His family maintains he was in town for a wedding. The Russian government has declined any potential prisoner swaps.
  2. There was a mass cyber attack on German politicians and journalists. The culprit remains unknown.
  3. Ukraine’s Orthodox Church has gained independence from the Russian Orthodox Church.
  4. Argentine football (soccer) star Diego Maradona was released from the hospital after an internal bleeding scare.
  5. Saudi Arabia has imposed a regulation requiring courts to notify women by text about divorce. ”Secret divorces” are common in Saudi Arabia, where husbands divorce their wives without telling them. One common reason this happens is husbands can avoid paying alimony. Sources close to policy-makers say the ban is intended to curb ”secret divorces”.

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