Wars and Military Conflicts


  • Newtown votes to raze home of gunman in school massacre Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 12:17 PM ET

    NEWTOWN, Conn.— Officials in Newtown voted Wednesday night to tear down the home where Adam Lanza lived before he carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The vote by the Newtown Legislative Council approved a proposal by the board of selectmen to raze the 3,100- square-foot home and keep the land as open space. Inside the large yellow house...

  • Italian PM: We declared a war on corruption  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says the country has declared war on corruption and that there are effects with those words.

  • Ukraine president points to Russian hand in conflict Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 11:18 AM ET

    Addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos, where he appealed for political and financial support, President Petro Poroshenko held up a piece of a bullet-riddled bus as evidence of shelling last week by heavy artillery in "occupied" parts of Ukraine. The Ukrainian leader brandished the scrap of yellow metal— a relic of Volnovakha, the town where 13 people were...

  • Ukraine President: Must stop this 'terrorism'  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 10:00 AM ET

    At Davos, Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko talks to CNBC about how the country needs help from the rest of the world to stop its conflict with Russia.

  • European Union is the 'best club'  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 10:00 AM ET

    At Davos 2015, Dalia Grybauskaite, president of Lithuania, talks about the tensions between Ukraine and Russia, saying she supports Ukraine and we will not embrace "terroristic behavior or military aggression."

  • '5in15': What world business leaders think  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 4:50 AM ET

    At the World Economic Forum, the world's economic and business leaders give their thoughts on the '5 in 15' global issues.

  • PARIS— Reeling from the Paris terror attacks, France announced broad new measures to fight homegrown terrorism like giving police better equipment and hiring more intelligence agents, as European officials sought to strike the right balance between rushing through tough counterterrorism laws and protecting treasured democratic rights.

  • Text of GOP response to State of the Union address Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 10:28 PM ET

    Joni Ernst of Iowa, as provided by the office of the Senate majority leader:. I'd like to have a conversation about the new Republican Congress you just elected, and how we plan to make Washington focus on your concerns again. And now we're getting to work to change the direction Washington has been taking our country.

  • Ukraine says Russian troops launched new assaults Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 12:53 PM ET
    Local residents inspect their home, which was damaged by last night's shelling in the village of Sartan, near Mariupol January 20, 2015.

    Ukrainian forces came under attack by Russian regular forces north of the conflict zone in Eastern Ukraine.

  • Why Vladimir Putin can’t catch a break Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 12:19 PM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual end-of-year news conference in Moscow, December 18, 2014.

    White House and British Parliament agree to maintain strong sanctions against Russia, The Fiscal Times reports.

  • Too much unprecedented change, too few leaders  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 4:30 AM ET

    The World Economic Forum will see a flurry of world leaders; however Rajeev Vasudeva, CEO of Egon, says that there is a "shortage of leaders" to deal with the today's complex problems and many are "failing."

  • The message appeared designed to lower expectations a day before the arrival of the highest-level U.S. delegation to Cuba in decades and just before President Barack Obama made his case in the State of the Union Address for seizing the opening with Cuba by ending the U.S. trade embargo of the island. Alan Gross, whose release from Cuba in a prisoner exchange last...

  • NEW YORK— Clint Eastwood's R-rated Iraq War drama "American Sniper" opened in January like a superhero movie in July, taking in a record $105.3 million over the Martin Luther King Jr. four-day weekend. The previous biggest hit was Wes Anderson's " Grand Budapest Hotel," which made $59.1 million in its entire run. "It's become a cultural phenomenon," said Dan Fellman, head...

  • The civil case in Manhattan and another in Brooklyn have emerged as the most notable attempts by American victims of Palestinian-Israeli conflict to use U.S. federal courts to seek damages that could reach into the billions of dollars. The lawsuits against the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority and the other against the...

  • BRUSSELS— The European Union's foreign ministers on Monday ruled out any easing of sanctions against Russia as long as fighting rages in eastern Ukraine, despite concerns about the economic consequences. The ministers stressed that the flare-up in fighting in and around Donetsk had further dampened any hope for a breakthrough in the diplomatic standoff in...

  • Crises are the 'new normal'  Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 5:40 AM ET

    We cannot predict the next crisis or how it will impact businesses, Judith Rodin, president at Rockefeller Foundation, tells CNBC, adding that firms should think about diversifying and building resilience.

  • Ukrainian troops retake most of Donetsk airport Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 2:00 AM ET
    Ukrainian army forces patrol in the Tonenkoe town near Donetsk International Airport

    Ukrainian troops recaptured almost all the territory of Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine they had lost to separatists in recent weeks.

  • Tourist numbers in Paris drop following terror attacks Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 10:51 AM ET

    PARIS— Gray skies over a half-empty Eiffel Tower. Tourism officials couldn't give figures of the number of sightseers in the immediate aftermath of the attacks, but visits by The Associated Press to major sites and interviews with vendors indicated an initial drop in visitors. An Eiffel Tower spokeswoman insisted that the attraction had recorded no drop in...

  • TUNIS/ LONDON, Jan 18- Four years after Tunisia sparked off the Arab spring uprisings the country is seen as a rare regional success story, but its prospects hinge on it deepening reforms and attracting foreign investment. The North African country of 10 million people suffered its share of political and economic woes after the 2011 revolutions that swept much...

  • CARACAS, Venezuela— When Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro returns from an urgent fundraising trip that has taken him to seven nations, he'll find his oil-dependent economy teetering on the edge and desperate countrymen searching empty store shelves for basic goods. But never before have we had an economic, political and social crisis at the same time, "said...