Wars and Military Conflicts


  • California Indian casinos embroiled in turmoil Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    COARSEGOLD, Calif.— When it comes to controlling California's flashy Las Vegas-style casinos, the stakes are enormous for tribes who own the gambling operations that collectively generate billions of dollars a year to sustain Native Americans up and down the state. The National Indian Gaming Commission, which regulates Indian casinos, and a federal judge...

  • Friday marks one year since protests erupted in Kiev, which snowballed into the biggest upheaval Ukraine has seen since the end of the Soviet Union.

  • Afghanistan's first fun park brings joy amid war Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 1:24 AM ET

    For the thousands of families who have visited Kabul's City Park since it opened during a national religious holiday weekend in October, it is a rare escape from lives blighted by war, death and misery. Inside, they find large friendly characters that look almost, but not quite, like Minnie Mouse and Tom the cat from Tom and Jerry— all dancing together and dispensing...

  • OTTAWA, Nov 20- The number of reports of suspicious transactions in Canada possibly related to terrorist financing have jumped in the wake of two deadly attacks on the country's soldiers last month, an official said on Thursday. The Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre, set up in 2000 to combat money-laundering and ensure the compliance of...

  • Russia has little to offer in oil price war Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 6:53 AM ET

    *Russia needs oil price of $100 to balance budget. MOSCOW, Nov 20- Russia can do little to shore up slumping global prices even if OPEC wants it to. Before next week's meeting of OPEC, Russia has already spoken to group member Venezuela about the need to "coordinate actions in defence" of oil prices and it plans to send a high-ranking delegation to press the message.

  • Ukraine crisis: No clear solution yet     Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 5:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble talks about how severe the conflict between Russia and Ukraine is becoming with around 13 people a day are dying.

  • AP Exclusive: Some in NSA warned of a backlash Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 12:19 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Dissenters within the National Security Agency, led by a senior agency executive, warned in 2009 that the program to secretly collect American phone records wasn't providing enough intelligence to justify the backlash it would cause if revealed, current and former intelligence officials say. But after an internal debate that has not been...

  • Police chief: Very strong risk of City cyberattack Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 7:34 AM ET
    A masked man speaking in what is believed to be a North American accent in a video that Islamic State militants released in September 2014.

    There is a very strong likelihood that Islamist terrorists will launch a cyberattack, the head of the City of London police warned. The FT reports.

  • Trouble for markets in 2015?     Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 5:45 AM ET

    Chad Morganlander, portfolio manager at Stifel says that whilst the S&P500 continues to move higher, geopolitical concerns and global growth deceleration may cause trouble in 2015 for markets.

  • China will never eclipse US: Report     Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 7:21 PM ET

    The mainland will never become the dominant power in Asia, according to a report by Australia's not-for-profit think tank Kokoda Foundation. CNBC's Samantha Loring has more.

  • Senate blocks NSA phone records measure Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 3:39 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Senate on Tuesday blocked a bill to end bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security Agency, dealing a blow to President Barack Obama's primary proposal to rein in domestic surveillance. The 58-42 vote was two short of the 60 needed to proceed with debate. The revelation that the spying agency had been collecting and...

  • Baghdad government done little since many were massacred. The Albu Nimr were one of the Sunni tribes that helped the U.S. Marines defeat al Qaeda in Iraq's vast Western Anbar province during the 2006-2007 "surge" offensive, a strategy Washington hopes Iraq can now repeat against Islamic State. Sabah Karhoot, provincial council chief of Anbar, home to the Albu Nimr,...

  • Putin isn't like other leaders: Pro     Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 5:20 AM ET

    Tina Fordham, chief political analyst at Citi talks about how we should assess Putin's next moves, saying we should not think about Putin like "other leaders", as he's very much "motivated" by a "geopolitical calculus", rather than economic calculus.

  • Russian president denies he fled summit pressure Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 5:18 AM ET

    BRISBANE, Australia— Russian President Vladimir Putin made an early exit on Sunday from a two-day summit of world leaders where he was roundly criticized over Russia's escalating aggression in Ukraine, but brushed off suggestions that he had felt pressured. He also departed Australia shortly before President Barack Obama and European leaders opened their...

  • Hagel: US needs game-changing military innovation Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 12:58 AM ET

    SIMI VALLEY, Calif.— Wary of a more muscular Russia and China, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday the Pentagon will make a new push for fresh thinking about how the U.S. can keep and extend its military superiority despite tighter budgets and the wear and tear of 13 years of war. He described a "game-changing" strategy to sharpen American's military edge in...

  • Hagel: US needs game-changing military innovation Saturday, 15 Nov 2014 | 8:00 PM ET

    SIMI VALLEY, Calif.— Wary of a more muscular Russia and China, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday the Pentagon will make a new push for fresh thinking and creative ideas about how the U.S. can keep and extend its military superiority despite tighter budgets and the wear and tear of 13 years of war. He described a "game-changing" strategy to sharpen...

  • US war general, 150 yrs. on: Hero or terrorist? Saturday, 15 Nov 2014 | 10:10 AM ET
    Atlanta, Georgia.

    This week, Atlanta became the site of a marker for William T. Sherman that reflects more forgiving scholarship about the general's behavior.

  • 'I'm out of here,' Putin tells G-20 gathering Saturday, 15 Nov 2014 | 8:50 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Russia's Vladimir Putin plans to leave the G-20 early, a member of his delegation said, after Western leaders blasted Moscow for the Ukraine crisis.

  • After girls' jihadi quest, a focus on outreach Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 3:45 PM ET

    DENVER— Gathered under the fluorescent lights of an austere Denver mosque, a group of parents stared at a photo projected on a wall in front of them. "You can kill someone with a gun or a knife, but a phone might get me 10 more recruits," said Seamus Hughes of the National Counterterrorism Center, who traveled from Washington, D.C., to speak to parents and Muslim leaders...

  • Is there anything the West can do to stop Putin? Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 5:00 AM ET
    Pro-Russian rebel military vehicle with Russian flag on top of it, rolls towards Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Nov. 10, 2014.

    There are only three sectors that matter much to the Kremlin, and the West is hard-pressed to find new ways to penalize any of them.