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NATO says Russia's "aggressive actions" a threat to allies' security

Spain's acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Britain's Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State Dominic Raab, U.S. President Donald Trump and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg attend the plenary session of the NATO summit in Watford, Britain, December 4, 2019. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS reuters_tickers
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WATFORD, England (Reuters) - NATO leaders said on Wednesday that Russia's "aggressive actions" were a threat to Euro-Atlantic security, and that China's growing influence presented opportunities and challenges for the alliance.

In a statement released after a brief summit outside London, the 29 leaders reaffirned the "enduring Transatlantic bond" between Europe and North America, and the mutual defence agreement between them in which an attack against one is regarded as an attack against all.

They also invited the secretary-general of NATO to start a reflection process on the future of the alliance.

(Reporting by John Chalmers; Editing by Luke Baker)

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