With a population of less than 10 million but the Arab world’s second-largest economy thanks to oil, the UAE has exerted growing commercial and military clout in the Gulf and the wider region over the past two decades, much of it aimed at confronting Islamist militants and the influence of Iran.
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（2）Wiretaps were installed and the property placed under surveillance. Intelligence indicated there was good reason to believe that someone other than one of his offspring was residing in the apartment.
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（8）With European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen focusing her address on the EU’s ‘Green Deal’ - a plan to make Europe carbon-neutral by 2050 - and Britain’s Prince Charles adding his voice to calls for urgent action, combating global warming was kept at the top of the agenda.
（9）Widespread fuel shortages have prevented hospitals around the country from getting swabs to the Institute within the two-day to three-day window for an accurate diagnosis, according to the doctors who spoke with Reuters.
（10）While Trump has imposed steep tariffs on many Chinese goods since taking office in 2017, Hong Kong has been treated separately from mainland China’s more managed economy, and its exports to the United States have been given lower rates.
（11）With 47 new cases reported in the capital, Abe banned entry from 21 European countries and Iran, and set up a new crisis task force - a preliminary step toward declaring a state of emergency, although his government said none was planned.