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White House Wars and Military Conflicts

  • ATHENS, May 25- A former Greek prime minister was injured when a booby-trapped package exploded in his car in central Athens on Thursday in the worst act of violence targeting politicians in the crisis-hit country for several years. An Athens hospital source told Reuters he was being treated for superficial wounds to his abdomen and a slightly deeper injury to...

  • BRUSSELS, May 25- A smiling Donald Trump offered European Union chiefs assurances on security in Brussels on Thursday but EU officials did not conceal lingering differences with the U.S. president over Russia, trade and climate change. "The leaders discussed... shared challenges in fighting global terrorism," the White House said in a statement.

  • ATHENS, Greece— Former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos was injured after a letter bomb exploded inside his car in a central Athens on Thursday in an attack that also left two Bank of Greece employees wounded. "I unequivocally condemn the attack against Lucas Papademos," Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who was attending a NATO summit in Brussels, tweeted...

  • CLEVELAND— An Emirati man who was detained by police at an Ohio hotel after a clerk heard him speaking Arabic and thought he was pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group sued the hotel chain, police and others, claiming he was the victim of an "unjustified SWAT-style assault." The incident occurred in June 2016 when Ahmed al-Menhali, 41, tried to check into a...

  • LONDON, May 25- Britain's UK Independence Party criticised Prime Minister Theresa May's record on security after a bombing in Manchester as it announced its policy pledges on Thursday, restarting an election campaign which was suspended following the suicide attack. UKIP, which was key to securing Britain's exit from the European Union, said the best...

  • People carry effigies of U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel during a demonstration against the U.S. president in Brussels, Belgium on May 24, 2017.

    Demonstrators took to the streets of Brussels to protest Trump's arrival in the city he previously likened to a "hellhole."

  • CNBC's Hadley Gamble asked NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg about the issues posed by Russia and intelligence sharing between members of the alliance.

  • Trump tough talking,, but still spending big for NATO

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports from Brussels on U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to NATO, pointing out the alliance's new headquarters which cost over $1 billion euros.

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— Bahrain and Egypt on Thursday apparently joined Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in blocking access to websites run by the pan-Arab satellite network Al-Jazeera, part of a growing regional dispute with Qatar after an alleged hack of its state-run news agency. The alleged hack— and a purported fake news report that was...

  • LONDON, May 24- Britain's parliament said on Wednesday it would close to the public with immediate effect due to an increased security threat after Monday's suicide bomb attack in Manchester. Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday that Britain now faced a' critical' security threat- meaning another attack could be imminent- and ordered soldiers to...

  • LONDON, May 24- Britain's parliament said on Wednesday it would close to the public with immediate effect due to an increased security threat after Monday's suicide bomb attack in Manchester. Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday that Britain now faced a' critical' security threat- meaning another attack could be imminent- and ordered soldiers to...

  • LONDON, May 24- Britain's parliament said on Wednesday it would close to the public with immediate effect due to an increased security threat after Monday's suicide bomb attack in Manchester. Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday that Britain now faced a' critical' security threat- meaning another attack could be imminent- and ordered soldiers to...

  • LONDON, May 24- Britain's parliament said on Wednesday it would close to the public with immediate effect due to an increased security threat after Monday's suicide bomb attack in Manchester. Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday that Britain now faced a' critical' security threat- meaning another attack could be imminent- and ordered soldiers to...

  • *Wall Street rises as Trump federal budget plan released. *Sterling subdued after Manchester attack. NEW YORK, May 23- Oil prices inched up on Tuesday on expectations of a supply cut, and Wall Street ticked higher as a U.S. federal budget proposal called for slashing healthcare programs and boosting military spending.

  • *Wall Street rises as Trump federal budget plan released. *Euro dips; sterling subdued after Manchester attack. NEW YORK, May 23- Shares climbed across the euro zone on Tuesday after data showed robust growth, and Wall Street ticked higher as a U.S. federal budget proposal called for slashing healthcare programs and boosting military spending.

  • U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (R) are seen during official welcome ceremony piror to their meeting at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on May 20, 2017.

    The White House is throwing its full support behind Saudi Arabia, but it could exacerbate the war in Yemen.

  • *Spot gold may gain further to $1,272/ ounce- technicals. Prime Minister Theresa May said the incident was being treated as a terrorist attack, making it the deadliest militant assault in Britain since four British Muslims killed 52 people in suicide bombings on London's transport system in July 2005. "Right now, precious metals prices are relatively quiet, this...

  • *Asia stocks drop after strong Monday gains, Wall Street rise. SINGAPORE, May 23- Sterling slipped on Tuesday after a suspected suicide attack killed at least 22 people and wounded 59 at a pop concert in the English city of Manchester, while the euro held gains made after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said it was "too weak". Financial spreadbetter CMC Markets...

  • KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX was up 0.6 percent at 12,698 while the CAC 40 in France rose 0.8 percent to 5,365. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was 0.2 percent higher at 7,509. U.S. stocks were poised for solid gains with Dow futures and the broader S&P 500 futures up 0.2 percent. MANCHESTER BLAST: A suicide bomber blew himself up as young...

  • *Asia stocks steady after strong Monday gains, Wall Street rise. SINGAPORE, May 23- Sterling slipped on Tuesday after a suspected suicide attack killed at least 19 people and wounded 59 at a pop concert in the English city of Manchester, while the euro held gains made after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said it was "too weak". Financial spreadbetter CMC Markets...