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The US attempts a new military deal with Niger in a last ditch effort to stay

By JESSICA DONATI and SAM MEDNICK Associated Press DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The United States is attempting to create a new military agreement with Niger that would allow it to remain in the country, weeks after the junta said its presence was no longer justified, two Western officials told ...

UK lawmakers will vote on a landmark bill to gradually phase out smoking

By SYLVIA HUI Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers will on Tuesday debate and vote on the government's plans to introduce a landmark smoking ban that aims to stop young people from ever smoking. The bill, a key policy announced by Conservative Prime Minister Rishi Sunak last ...

Argentina buys 24 of Denmark’s aging F-16 fighter jets

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Argentina's defense minister signed a deal Tuesday worth about 2.1 billion kroner ($300 million) to buy 24 of Denmark's aging F-16 fighter jets. Denmark is getting new F-35 aircraft, and the sale of the nearly 40-year-old F-16s that "have been thoroughly maintained ...

US citizen who was arrested in Moscow on drug charges appears in court

MOSCOW (AP) — A U.S. citizen arrested on drug charges in Moscow amid soaring Russia-U.S. tensions over Ukraine appeared in court on Monday. Robert Woodland Romanov is facing charges of trafficking large amounts of illegal drugs as part of an organized group — a criminal offense punishable ...