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France Questions if U.S. Support for NATO is 'Perennial'

France's defense minister questioned Monday whether the U.S. commitment to the NATO alliance is "perennial" and said Europe needs to build defense "autonomy" as that question goes unanswered.

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U.S. Probing Certification of Boeing 737 MAX

Boeing and U.S. aviation regulators are coming under intense scrutiny over the certification of the 737 MAX aircraft after news that two recent crashes of share similarities.

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Trump Paints Possible 2020 Rival Biden as 'Low I.Q.'

President Donald Trump on Monday gave possible 2020 presidential election rival Joe Biden a taste of what to expect if he does jump in the race, with a tweeted insult about his intelligence.

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Turkish Police behind 2013 Corruption Probe Get Life

A Turkish court handed life sentences Monday to 15 people who accused members of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's inner circle of involvement in a 2013 corruption scandal, local media reported.

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Estonia's Jews Slam Moves to Include Far-Right in Govt.

Estonia's tiny Jewish community voiced concern Monday over an unprecedented move to include a far-right party in the next government of the Baltic EU state.

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Trump Complains He is Being Blamed for New Zealand Attack

President Donald Trump on Monday complained that he is being blamed by journalists for the massacre of 50 people in attacks on two mosques in New Zealand.

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Germany to Miss NATO Spending Target despite Short-Term Rise

German defense spending will rise next year but then drop off again as a percentage of GDP, Berlin said Monday, in news expected to anger U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Putin Signs Laws against 'Disrespecting' Authorities, Fake News

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed laws against showing disrespect for authorities and allowing for online media to be fined or blocked for publishing "fake news."

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Clashes after Kurdish Prisoner Suicide in Turkish Jail

The death of a Kurdish activist on hunger strike in a Turkish prison sparked clashes between supporters and police near his grave on Monday as his lawyers and Kurdish party officials said he had committed suicide. 

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NATO Condemns Russian 'Build-Up' in Crimea

NATO on Monday condemned what it called Russia's "ongoing and wide-ranging military build-up in Crimea" on the fifth anniversary of Moscow's annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula.

As Russia celebrated what it terms its "reunification" with Crimea, NATO hit out at Moscow over its plans to further militarize the Black Sea.

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