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  • KRUEN, Germany/ WASHINGTON, June 8- President Barack Obama vowed on Monday that the United States would aggressively bolster its cyber defenses, as U.S. officials said the probe into a massive breach of federal government networks has yielded growing signs of a direct Chinese role. Obama stopped short of pointing the finger at Beijing for the recent cyber attack,...

  • *G7 expresses concerns about upsurge in Ukraine violence. President Barack Obama accused President Vladimir Putin of wrecking Russia's economy in a doomed drive to recreate the glories of the Soviet empire and G7 leaders said they could step up sanctions against Moscow if violence in Ukraine escalated. At the conclusion of a Group of Seven summit in the...

  • West must consider arming Ukraine: Ex-NATO head Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | 12:18 PM ET
    Ukrainian servicemen leave an area near Debaltseve, Ukraine, Feb. 18, 2015.

    The Russia-Ukraine crisis could last decades, the former head of NATO has warned, telling CNBC that the West should consider arming the Ukrainians.

  • Rasmussen: No military solution to Ukraine crisis Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | 11:20 AM ET
    Rasmussen: No military solution to Ukraine crisis

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen, founder and chairman of Rasmussen Global, talks about Russia and the conflict in Ukraine.

  • KRUEN, Germany, June 8- German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Group of Seven leaders to commit to tough goals to cut greenhouse gases on the final day of their summit in Bavaria on Monday, at which they also discussed the threat from Islamic militants. Merkel, once dubbed the "climate chancellor", hopes to revitalise her green credentials by getting the G7...

  • MEXICO CITY, June 8- Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's slim working majority in the lower house of Congress sat in the balance early on Monday after mid-term elections held amid widespread anger over corruption, gang violence and weak economic growth. Early forecasts from Mexico's electoral authority INE showed his Institutional Revolutionary Party...

  • WASHINGTON, June 4- Hackers broke into U.S. government computers, possibly compromising the personal data of 4 million current and former federal employees, and investigators were probing whether the culprits were based in China, U.S. officials said on Thursday. In the latest in a string of intrusions into U.S. agencies' high-tech systems, the Office of Personnel...

  • US shoots itself in foot by arming ISIS Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 9:59 AM ET
    ISIS ISIL Iraq

    When US-backed Iraqi forces retreated from an ISIS assault last year, they left behind millions in military hardware. The Fiscal Times reports.

  • Fresh fighting erupts around Donetsk Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 2:09 AM ET
    Ukrainian servicemen leave an area near Debaltseve, Ukraine, Feb. 18, 2015.

    Dozens of people were reportedly killed or injured around the separatist-held city of Donetsk on Wednesday.

  • Iraq lost 2,300 humvees to ISIS: PM Haider Al-Abadi Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 10:29 AM ET
    A fighter of the Islamic State stands guard near the city of Baiji, north of Baghdad June 19, 2014.

    Iraq's security forces lost around 2,300 Humvees to ISIS when they retreated from Mosul last year, NBC News reports.

  • NSA's phone record spy program lapses Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 6:45 AM ET
    National Security Agency headquarters, Fort Meade, Maryland

    The agency lost its authority to collect Americans' phone records in bulk, after GOP Sen. Rand Paul stood in the way of extending the program.

  • Surveillance powers lapse with no deal in Senate Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 12:56 AM ET
    Construction trailers sit in front of the new National Security Agency (NSA) data center June 10, 2013 in Bluffdale, Utah.

    The NSA lost its authority at midnight to collect Americans' phone records in bulk, after Senator Rand Paul stood in the way of the program.

  • ISIS Saudi branch: Clear Arabia of Shiites Sunday, 31 May 2015 | 1:24 AM ET
    ISIS ISIL Iraq

    Saudi Arabia's branch of Islamic State has said it wants to clear the Arabian Peninsula of Shiite Muslims, the SITE monitoring center reported.

  • How to defeat ISIS Friday, 29 May 2015 | 1:44 PM ET
    How to defeat ISIS

    A U.S.-led coalition conducted over 20 airstrikes in Iraq and Syria targeting ISIS militants. Columbia University's David Phillips, provides insight on how he thinks ISIS can be defeated.

  • Nigeria’s new president draws up tough to-do list Friday, 29 May 2015 | 12:21 PM ET
    Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari

    Nigeria's new president was sworn in on Friday and faces a tough battle to diversify an economy reliant on oil and hampered by terrorism and corruption.

  • Alexandrov, 28, says he's a Russian soldier who was captured in east Ukraine after being sent there on active duty with Russian special forces to help separatists fighting Kiev. Yet Russian President Vladimir Putin, in the face of widespread evidence to the contrary, has repeatedly said there are no Russian soldiers in Ukraine- only volunteers who have gone to...

  • How the US can help defeat ISIS in Iraq Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 1:18 PM ET
    ISIS ISIL Iraq Syria islamic militants

    There's one group of fighters in Iraq who deserve more support from the US, says David Phillips.

  • CNBC update: Amazon's limited free same-day delivery Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 10:31 AM ET
    CNBC update: Amazon's limited free same-day delivery

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports Iraqi military forces, along with Shiite militia, continue their advance on ISIS positions, and Amazon says it will offer limited free same-day delivery under its prime shipping service.

  • ABOARD THE USS WASP, May 27- Nearly two weeks of testing of Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35B fighter jet on an amphibious assault carrier proved the stealthy new warplane can operate and be serviced at sea, U.S. and UK officials said this week, marking another step toward the jet's readiness for initial combat use by the Marine Corps. Six F-35 B-model jets, which can take...

  • USC offers MBA tailor made just for veterans Monday, 25 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Blake Pickell, USC Master of Business for Veterans graduate

    The leadership style seen in the U.S. military doesn't always translate directly to business, but one university aims to address that gap.