The United Arab Emirates told United Nations Security Council members on Thursday that attacks on four tankers off its coast on May 12 bore the hallmarks of a “sophisticated and coordinated operation,” most likely by a state actor. The May 12 attacks targeted two Saudi tankers, an Emirati vessel and a Norwegian tanker, causing no casualties but fueling tensions between the United States and Iran during weeks of escalating rhetoric.
Mexico is proposing to send national guard troops to its southern border with Guatemala as it seeks to stem the flow of undocumented migrants and reach a deal with the U.S., Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said. Mexican officials are in talks with U.S. cabinet members in Washington this week to prevent President Donald Trump from slapping a 5% tariff on all imports from Mexico on June 10. Trump said last month he’d scale up the duties incrementally until they reach 25% on Oct. 1 if Mexico doesn’t stop migrants from entering the U.S.
Pope Francis has approved changes to the Lord’s Prayer after saying some of the words implied God pushes people toward sin. The pontiff revealed in 2017 that he wanted to amend the line “lead us not into temptation” after saying it was based on a flawed translation. He has now approved changing the words to “do not let us fall into temptation” in Italian, with an announcement made at the general assembly of the Episcopal Conference of Italy last month, according to reports.
Ford has announced plans to close an engine plant in Wales, dealing yet another blow to a UK industry that is being ravaged by weak car sales and uncertainty over Brexit. The US automaker said it would shutter its plant in Bridgend by September 2020, when a contract to supply engines to Jaguar Land Rover ends. Some 1,700 people work at the factory.
Police in Dubai say 17 people were killed when bus from Oman crashed in the United Arab Emirates. It said the dead included different nationalities, without elaborating. At least three others were injured in the crash. Mwasalat, a government-owned bus company in Oman, said the crash involving its Muscat-to-Dubai route happened at 6 p.m. Thursday. It said it would suspend the service for the immediate future.
A two-year-old boy has been killed by a leopard in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. The leopard managed to access a fenced off area of the park and grab the boy, who was the son of an employee. The park said in a statement that such attacks were “very rare”, but rangers killed the leopard to “remove the danger”.