Apr 2, 2019

U.S. halts F-35 parts deliveries to Turkey over Russia missile deal

A Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning ll multirole fighter jet at the Lockheed Martin factory in Fort Worth. File photo: Orjan F. Ellingvag/Corbis via Getty Images

The U.S. has suspended delivery of F-35 fighter jet parts to Turkey because of Ankara's "unacceptable" acquisition of the S-400 Russian missile defense system, the Pentagon confirmed Monday.

Why it matters: This is the latest of several disagreements between Washington and Ankara, ranging from Middle East policy to Turkey demanding Fethullah Gulen's extradition over a failed 2016 Turkish coup. In March, the U.S. said Turkey would lose its trade status allowing exports to enter the United States duty-free.

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The latest: George Floyd protests nationwide

Police officers wearing riot gear push back demonstrators outside of the White House on Monday. Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AFP via Getty Images

Protests over the death of George Floyd and other police-related killings of black people continued for a seventh day across the U.S., with President Trump threatening on Monday to deploy the military if the unrest continues.

The big picture: The National Guard members has been activated in at least 23 states and Washington, DC., with curfews in place in at least 40 cities after days of unrest, per CNN.

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The big picture: The U.S. accounts for nearly one-third of the world's deaths from COVID-19. The killing of a black man, George Floyd, by police has sparked days of protest and nights of chaos in America's major cities.

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President Trump walked to the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church, located just steps away from the White House across Lafayette Park, on Monday night as protests linked to the murder of George Floyd raged across the capital and cities around the country.

What we're seeing: Military police and park rangers used physical force and tear gas on peaceful protestors to clear the area so that Trump could "pay respects" to the church that was damaged by a fire on Sunday.