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EU welcomes Pence assurance of Trump's support

BRUSSELS U.S. Vice President Mike Pence assured the European Union in Brussels on Monday that the Trump administration will develop their cooperation in trade and security and backs the EU as a partner in its own right. | Video

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Iran summons Turkish envoy over comments by president, foreign minister

BEIRUT/ANKARA Iran summoned the Turkish ambassador in Tehran on Monday over comments made by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and President Tayyip Erdogan accusing the Islamic Republic of destabilising the region.

Middle East 6:31pm GMT

Turkish soldiers accused of trying to kill Erdogan go on trial

MUGLA, Turkey Prosecutors called for life sentences for more than 40 Turkish soldiers on Monday at the start of their trial for attempting to assassinate President Tayyip Erdogan during last year's failed coup, according to the indictment obtained by Reuters.

4:20pm GMT

France's far right denounces 'media stunt' over fake jobs probe

PARIS France's far-right National Front accused authorities of staging a media stunt on Monday to influence the presidential election after police searched its headquarters in an investigation into "fake jobs". | Video

8:17pm GMT

In election year, Germany to tap asylum-seekers' phones for ID checks

BERLIN The German government has drafted a law to allow authorities to tap into the phone and computer data of asylum-seekers if there are doubts about their nationalities - an unusual move in a country where data protection is sacred.

6:11pm GMT

Malaysian PM says probe into airport killing will be fair

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Monday his government's investigation of the killing of the North Korean leader's half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, will be "objective", as tensions rose between the countries. | Video

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