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Putin tells Erdogan Ukraine uses Turkish drones in Donbass conflict zone

Ukraine is using Turkish-made Bayraktar drones in the conflict zone in the Donbass region, sticking to "destructive" behaviour, Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan on Friday, the Kremlin said. (Reporting by Andrey Ostroukh; Editing by Alison Williams)

UPDATE 1-France says UAE arms deal secures supply chain, jobs

A 17-billion-euro ($19.23 billion) French arms deal with the United Arab Emirates will secure the industrial supply chain for France's Rafale warplane for the next decade and directly support 7,000 domestic jobs, a French defence ministry official said.

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Biden signs gov't funding bill into law, averts shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday signed legislation funding federal agencies through mid-February, the White House said, averting a government shutdown after some Republicans had threatened a standoff over COVID-19 vaccine mandates.