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Pentagon removing Turkey from F-35 program after its purchase of Russian missiles

The United States said on Wednesday that it was removing Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet program, a move that had been long threatened and expected after Ankara began accepting delivery of an advanced Russian missile defense system last week.

Trump says Turkey situation complex, is talking to Turkish officials

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the situation with Turkey is very complex and tough, and that he is talking to officials in Ankara.
Trump's comments to reporters, made at a Cabinet meeting at the White House, follow Turkey's purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defence system, which has raised tensions with the United States and other NATO allies. [Reuters]

Renewing racist criticism, Trump says many agree with him

Defiant in the face of widespread criticism, President Donald Trump renewed his belligerent call for four Democratic congresswomen of color to get out of the U.S. "right now," cementing his position as the most willing U.S. leader in generations to stoke the discord that helped send him to the White House.

US President congratulates Mitsotakis, pledges to maintain close cooperation

US President Donald Trump congratulated Greece's newly-elected Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in a telephone call Tuesday while pledging to maintain close cooperation between the two NATO allies.
"The two leaders expressed their mutual interest in working together and continuing strong cooperation between the United States and Greece," the White House said.

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