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White House Wars and Military Conflicts

  • MADRID— Spain's Interior Ministry says police have arrested a man allegedly involved in a network of Danish companies that financed and recruited militants for the Islamic State group. Police say the group recruited at least 10 IS combatants from Denmark, Germany and Spain. The man was arrested in Spain's north African enclave of Melilla in an operation...

  • June 23- Facebook Inc is launching a UK program to train and fund local organizations to combat extremist material online, as internet companies attempt to clamp down on hate speech and violent content on their services. Facebook, which outlined new efforts to remove extremist and terrorism content from its social media platform last week, will launch the...

  • An image grab taken from a video released on July 5, 2014 by Al-Furqan Media shows alleged Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi preaching during Friday prayer at a mosque in Mosul.

    Russia's Foreign Ministry said there was high degree of certainty that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was dead.

  • BRUSSELS— The Latest on the European Union summit:. Merkel said at the end of the first day of a two-day EU leaders summit that British Prime Minister Theresa May "said clearly" to her peers that EU citizens who have been living in the U.K. that long "will be able to hold on to full rights" once Britain leaves the bloc. The 27 European Union nations that will still be part of...

  • PARIS— French President Emmanuel Macron's new government presented a security bill Thursday to beef up police powers amid extremist threats to Europe. His government is seeking to extend France's existing state of emergency through Nov. 1, the time it will take the new security bill to pass through parliament. It would be the sixth extension of the measure...

  • BRUSSELS— British Prime Minister Theresa May promised Thursday that EU citizens will not be immediately kicked out of Britain when it leaves the union and says their fate will be a top priority in Brexit negotiations— prompting guarded praise from other EU leaders at a tense time for the continent. May laid out benchmarks for the rights of 3 million EU citizens...

  • North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un observes a target-striking contest by the Korean People's Army (KPA) in this undated photo, released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), April 13, 2017.

    A North Korean diplomat on Wednesday raised the possibility of the hermit regime holding talks with the United States.

  • Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets of the Russkiye Vityazi [Russian Knights] aerobatic team perform at the Aviamix airshow, June 17, 2017.

    Russia and the United States seem further apart than ever based on recent events, Mic reports.

  • WASHINGTON— US sales of existing homes rose 1.1 percent in May, but buyers face intensifying shortage of properties for sale.

  • *Islamic militants pose main internal threat in Saudi Arabia. Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef was appointed on Wednesday to replace Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who was stripped of his positions and removed as second in line to the throne of the world's biggest oil exporter. Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, 57, who was wounded in an al Qaeda assassination attempt in...

  • People watch a television news report on North Korea firing what appears to be several land-to-ship missiles off its east coast at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, on June 8, 2017.

    Japan opened a missile defense drill to the public in a move it says will reassure the country.

  • RIYADH, Saudi Arabia— The Latest on Saudi Arabia's King Salman appointing his son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince:. Oman has strained ties with Saudi Arabia over serving as a diplomatic channel for the West to Iran. The tiny island off the coast of Saudi Arabia sent several messages on Wednesday welcoming the ascension of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the...

  • RIYADH, Saudi Arabia— Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Wednesday appointed his 31- year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, placing him first-in-line to the throne and removing the country's counterterrorism czar and a figure well-known to Washington from the line of succession. The all-but-certain takeover of the throne by Mohammed bin Salman...

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin, March 5, 2014.

    Russia's "saber rattling and bluster" after the U.S. downing of a Syrian military jet is a sign Vladimir Putin is "unnerved" by bold U.S. actions.

  • RIYADH, Saudi Arabia— Saudi Arabia said Monday its forces had captured and were questioning three members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard who were intending to carry out an attack on a major offshore oilfield in the Persian Gulf. Saudi Arabia's Information Ministry said in a statement the three were onboard a boat carrying a large number of explosives headed...

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— The Latest on the diplomatic crisis between Gulf nations and Qatar:. The European Union has thrown its weight behind Kuwaiti-led mediation efforts to help end the Gulf standoff over Qatar. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with Qatar earlier this month and blocked air, sea and land traffic with the tiny...

  • Toward that end, Facebook last week pledged to use more advanced technology and more than 150 human reviewers to find and remove terrorist content before people see it on its social networking site. Anti-hate groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center have skewered Google and Facebook for doing too little to muzzle hate groups online. Google, along with other...

  • He called the blockade illegal and said customers are returning to Qatar Airways and again using Qatar as an aviation hub after an initial hit to business. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain cut ties with Qatar this month and blocked air, sea and land traffic with Qatar over its support for Islamist groups and ties with Iran. In an Associated Press...

  • BEIJING— Climate change, trade and terrorism were high on the agenda Monday at a Beijing meeting of foreign affairs officials from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, known collectively as the BRICS nations. The five countries are seeking to further align their views on key issues at a time when President Donald Trump is withdrawing the U.S. from...

  • Now, "said Google's general counsel Kent Walker. http://bit.ly/2rLgYEd. Germany, France and Britain, countries where civilians have been killed and wounded in bombings and shootings by Islamist militants in recent years, have pressed Facebook and other providers of social media such as Google and Twitter to do more to remove militant content and hate speech.