UK’s dependence on the US as the military-power-in-charge continues to grow, as a new report reveals the size of Britain’s armed forces has fallen for the ninth consecutive year. The Army, the RAF and the Royal Navy have all seen a decline in the number of fully-trained personnel - with the Army experiencing the biggest fall, new Ministry of Defence figures showed.
A federal appeals court said foreign-born students may sue the US government over claims it wrongfully canceled their visas, following a sting where it set up a fake university to entrap corrupt visa brokers.
A coalition of 13 US states have filed a lawsuit against the administration President Donald Trump, seeking to block a new rule that would significantly reduce legal immigration by denying visas to poor migrants.
More economic strife threatens the future of UK agriculture, as nearly half of British farms could fail after a no-deal Brexit, and the US seeks to impose its own food standards on British farmers as part of any trade deal between the two nations.
Gibraltar says the US has applied to seize an Iranian oil tanker, which is being held in the British overseas territory, on unknown grounds, after UK media reported that the vessel’s release was imminent following a set of diplomatic exchanges between Tehran and London.
North Korea has warned against a potential move by the United States to deploy ground-launched, intermediate-range missiles in South Korea, saying such a move would spark “a new Cold War” between the regional powers.