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White House Wars and Military Conflicts

  • GEORGETOWN, Guyana— Guyana's government says it will move ahead with plans to drill for oil in a disputed border zone despite opposition from Venezuela's congress. The foreign ministry said Friday it won't surrender any sovereign rights after learning that the energy committee of the opposition-dominated Venezuelan congress approved a resolution this...

  • HOMS, Syria/ BEIRUT, March 18- Rebels and their families began leaving their last bastion in the Syrian city of Homs on Saturday, state media and a Reuters witness said, under a Russian-backed deal with the government expected to be among the largest evacuations of its kind. The agreement underlines Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's upper hand in the war, as more...

  • HOMS, Syria/ BEIRUT, March 18- Rebels and their families began leaving their last bastion in the Syrian city of Homs on Saturday, state media and a Reuters witness said, under a Russian-backed deal with the government expected to be among the largest evacuations of its kind. The agreement underlines Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's upper hand in the war, as more...

  • HOMS, Syria/ BEIRUT, March 18- Rebels and their families began leaving their last bastion in the Syrian city of Homs on Saturday, state media and a Reuters witness said, under a Russian-backed deal with the government expected to be among the largest evacuations of its kind. The agreement underlines Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's upper hand in the war, as more...

  • PARIS— The Latest on incident at Orly Airport in Paris where a man was shot to death after attempting to seize a soldier's weapon:. Paris prosecutor Francois Molins says the man who attacked a soldier at Orly Airport had 9 mm revolver that shoots birdshot and used it to take the soldier hostage. Paris prosecutor Francois Molins says French soldiers fired three...

  • ORLY, France— Yelling that he wanted to kill and die for Allah, a suspected Islamic extremist attacked a French soldier Saturday morning at Paris' Orly Airport and wrested away her assault rifle, a French prosecutor said. The attack further rattled France, which remains under a state of emergency after attacks over the past two years that have killed 235 people.

  • President Donald Trump salutes from the steps of the Marine One helicopter on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, February 24, 2017.

    Two strategists say they fear the plan is insufficient, and won't fulfill Trump's pledges to "totally obliterate ISIS" quickly.

  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L) looks during a press conference with South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-Se (R) in Seoul on March 17, 2017.

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says military action is on the table when it comes to deterring North Korea's nuclear threat. CNBC's 'Squawk on the Street' crew discusses the news.

  • U.S. anti-missile system causing drama in Asia

    A new system of powerful military hardware from the U.S. has sparked regional anxiety in North Asia.

  • Artist’s concept of how drone swarms could be defeated using laser weapon systems.

    A new laser for warfare is ready to be delivered to the U.S. military

  • VA Secretary on being the White House's designated survivor

    David Shulkin, Veteran Affairs secretary, speaks with CNBC's 'Squawk Box' about being the 'designated survivor' during Trump's address to the Congress last month.

  • Students at the Hokuyou Elementary School listen to instructions of the officials during a missile evacuation drill on Friday, March 17, 2017, in Kitaura, Oga, Akita Prefecture, Japan.

    Sirens blared in Japan's first civilian missile evacuation drill, conducted in a fishing town by officials wary about the threat of North Korean missiles.

  • Civil Defence members and civilians remove rubble in a damaged site after an airstrike on Idlib city.

    An air strike carried out by U.S. forces on Thursday in Idlib, Syria, killed several al Qaeda militants.

  • SECRETARY-GENERAL BELIEVES "MORE THAN MILITARY SPENDING" REQUIRED TO COMBAT TERRORISM, NEED TO ADDRESS THE UNDERLYING DRIVERS.

  • In Japan at the start of a three-country Asia tour, Tillerson offered no details about what would comprise the "different approach" to North Korea the U.S. will pursue. But if Tillerson's words were meant to put Pyongyang on notice, he quickly pivoted: " North Korea and its people need not fear the United States or their neighbors in the region who seek only to live in...

  • PARIS— French prosecutors are investigating a possible Greek link after a letter exploded Thursday at the Paris' office of the International Monetary Fund, lightly injuring one person. The Paris prosecutor's office said Thursday night investigators found "residues of Greek stamps" on the letter bomb at the IMF's office in the French capital.

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's new $1.15 trillion budget would reshape America's government with the broad, conservative strokes he promised as a candidate, ordering generous increases for the military, slashing domestic programs and riling both fellow Republicans and Democrats by going after favored programs. The president's initial budget...

  • CANBERRA, Australia— An Australian court on Thursday fined gambling company Tabcorp a record 45 million Australian dollars for failing to comply with anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing obligations. The Federal Court approved a settlement reached between the Sydney- based company and regulator AUSTRAC after finding Tabcorp...

  • MOSCOW— Ukraine on Wednesday announced a transport blockade of rebel-held areas that is likely to cause serious economic disruption and could threaten a precarious cease-fire in the east of the country. "It will be in place until the occupiers return stolen Ukrainian industry to Ukrainian jurisdiction," Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told the...

  • PESHAWAR, Pakistan— The closure of the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan is more than inconvenient; it is costly. This longstanding tension reached a breaking point when Pakistan closed all border crossings on Feb. 16 after a string of brutal suicide attacks last month that killed more than 125 people. Islamabad claims the attacks were orchestrated from...