The US Senate has approved a major defence bill that blocks the sale of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey unless it abandons a deal to buy S-400 missile-defence systems from Russia.

In a rare bipartisan effort by both the Senate and the House of Representatives, the new legislation contains a provision to block President Donald J. Trump's deal with China to allow telecommunications giant ZTE to stay in business despite the fact that it violates the US' sanctions against Iran and North Korea.


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