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Israeli president meets crown prince of Abu Dhabi
Israel's President Isaac Herzog met the Crown Prince of UAE Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Sunday. The meeting is the latest sign of normalizing relations between the two countries as tensions rise in the region.
 
Italy retains Mattarella as president
Italian President Sergio Mattarella agreed to serve a second term after coalition parties failed to agree on a candidate for office. Mattarella had expressed a desire to leave office but has decided to serve for a second term.
 
President Biden announces Justice Breyer’s retirement
President Biden thanked Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer for his remarkable career in public service. Justice Breyer's career spans four decades with almost three decades on the United States Supreme Court.
 
US blocks military aid to Egypt over human rights
On Friday, US State Department officials stated the Biden administration is set to deny $130 million of military aid to Egypt over human rights concerns. In September, Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, said that the US would withhold the aid if Egypt did not address specific human rights-related conditions.
 
Harris meets with first female Honduran president
Amid a political and economic crisis in Honduras, Xiomara Castro was sworn in as Honduras' first female president. Thousands of people participated in the inauguration ceremony at the national stadium in the capital, Tegucigalpa.
 
Justice Breyer to retire from Supreme Court
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, 83, will retire at the end of the court's term this summer. Breyer's retirement is expected to pave the way for President Joe Biden to appoint a new candidate for Supreme Court justice.
 
No signs of de-escalation at Russia-Ukraine border
President Joe Biden said the world would face "enormous consequences" if Russia invades Ukraine. Biden also threatened Russian President Vladimir Putin with personal sanctions should he go through with any plan to declare war on Ukrainian soil.
 
Nancy Pelosi to run for reelection
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday that she would be running for re-election to Congress. Pelosi, 81, has served in Congress since 1987 and is the first female Speaker of the House.
 
US troops placed on high alert for deployment to aid Ukraine
On January 24th, the US placed 8,500 troops on "heightened preparedness" for deployment - a move that comes in the wake of a continuous Russian military build-up near Russia's border with Ukraine. Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby noted that these troops are currently based in the US and would form part of the NATO Response Force should they be activated.
 
Burkina Faso military announces dissolution of government
In a televised statement on Monday, Burkina Faso's army declared a military takeover, announcing that they had deposed President Roch Kabore and dissolved the national government and parliament. The declaration was issued by the Patriotic Movement for Safeguard and Restoration (MPSR) and signed by Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba.