The UAE, Saudi Arabia’s main partner in a Riyadh-led coalition invading Yemen, has bought around $1.8 billion worth of American arms at an Abu Dhabi military exhibition.
UAE buys $1.8b in US arms amid Yemen war
The great white shark, one of the most fearsome predators in the world’s oceans in both fact and fiction, is a formidable creature — right down to its genes.
Great white shark's genetic secrets revealed
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the illegal presence of US military forces in Syria is a source of instability in the conflict-plagued Arab country, stressing that any solution to the Syria crisis must be in accordance with the UN Security Council Resolution 2254.
US illegitimate presence in Syria contributes to instability: Lavrov
US Vice President Mike Pence’s four-day trip to Europe succeeded only in deepening divisions with traditional allies over questions such as Iran and Venezuela and offered little hope in how to deal with threats ranging from terrorism to climate change, EU diplomats and officials say.
Trump policies deepen US-EU divisions at Munich summit
US Vice President Mike Pence has lambasted European powers once again over their position on Iran, Venezuela and Russia, launching a renewed attack on Washington’s traditional allies.
US VP Pence slams EU over its position on Iran, Russia, Venezuela
Former US Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been expelled by Pope Francis from the Roman Catholic priesthood after he was found guilty of sexual crimes against teenage boys and adult males, according to the Vatican.
Former US Cardinal McCarrick defrocked for sex crimes
US President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency to bypass congressional approval and secure funding for the construction of his controversial wall on the US-Mexico border.
Trump declares national emergency to build US-Mexico border wall
Trade talks between the US and China held this week in Beijing have led to "progress" between the two sides, the White House said, confirming dialog would continue in Washington next week.
US cites ‘progress’ in trade talks with China
US human rights groups have sued the administration of President Donald Trump for sending Central American families seeking asylum in the US back to Mexico, saying the policy puts migrants in danger.
Human rights groups sue Trump admin. over sending asylum seekers to Mexico
The United States may reduce the number of American troops in Afghanistan by at least 1,000, a US general says, attributing the decision to an efficiency drive by a new commander of NATO forces in the Asian country.
US ‘may pull some 1,000 troops from Afghanistan’

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