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White House Wars and Military Conflicts

  • Men ride motorcycles near damaged buildings in the northern Syrian town of al-Bab, Syria, February 28, 2017.

    Russian and Syrian aircraft bombed positions held by the U.S.-backed Syrian Arab Coalition near the Syrian town of al Bab on Tuesday.

  • BOGOTA, March 1- Crude oil production at the Cano Limon field, operated by US-based Occidental Petroleum Corp in northern Colombia, is being gradually suspended after an escalation of rebel attacks on its pipeline, military and oil industry sources said on Wednesday. The Cano Limon-Covenas pipeline, which transports crude from the fields to a port in the...

  • BEIJING— China's latest-generation combat drone has made its maiden flight in what its developer says is a sign that the country is catching up with industry leader the United States. The drone's successful test flight "allows China to follow the U.S. in producing a new generation of integrated surveillance and combat unmanned aerial vehicles," the company...

  • MOSCOW— Russian-backed rebels are taking over scores of factories and mines in eastern Ukraine, many of them belonging to a tycoon whose foundation has been the largest provider of humanitarian aid to a war-battered population. The blockade has raised the already high tensions in Ukraine, where a war between government forces and separatist rebels has...

  • ISLAMABAD— A regional economic summit in Pakistan on Wednesday concluded with participants pledging to collectively fight the "challenge of terrorism" and push for greater collaboration in areas of trade, energy and infrastructure development. Islamabad hosted the day-long 10- nation Economic Cooperation Organization summit that finalized a "Vision...

  • Feb 28- President Donald Trump opened the door to an overhaul of the U.S. immigration system and vowed to pursue massive tax relief for the middle class in a speech to Congress on Tuesday as he sought to rebound from a chaotic start to his presidency. He said the vast majority of people convicted for terrorism-related offenses since the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, had...

  • The tribes want him to direct the Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw permission for Texas- based developer Energy Transfer Partners to lay pipe under Lake Oahe in North Dakota. The stretch under the Missouri River reservoir is the last piece of construction for the $3.8 billion pipeline to move oil from North Dakota to Illinois. The tribes have asked him to...

  • There's an arms race, and Trump wants to win

    Trump lays out ambitious plans to grow the U.S. defense budget

  • Israeli soldiers march in front a Merkava tank

    Israel is home to two Upstart 25 cybersecurity companies founded by former Israeli Defense Forces members

  • President Donald Trump speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017.

    Ahead of Tuesday night's address to a joint session of Congress, the president tells Fox News the U.S. needs to spend more money on the military.

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump:. President Donald Trump has signed a resolution blocking an Obama-era rule that would have prevented an estimated 75,000 people with mental disorders from buying guns. President Donald Trump told television anchors Tuesday that he is open to an immigration package that could include a path to legal status...

  • Marine One carrying U.S. President Donald Trump, takes off from the White House, on February 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump made the trip to Dover Air Force base in Delaware to pay his respects to Chief Special Warfare Operator William 'Ryan' Owens, who was killed during a raid in Yemen.

    Last month's deadly raid in Yemen has so far yielded no significant intelligence, U.S. officials told NBC News.

  • he new Pentagon chief and US Secretary of Defence, James Mattis (L), is welcomed by Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend upon his arrival in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, on February 20, 2017. T

    The review of U.S. strategy comes at a decisive moment in the U.S.-led coalition effort against Islamic State in both Iraq and Syria.

  • Smoke rises after the the Israel staged an air-strike in Rafah, Gaza on February 27, 2017.

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  • MILAN— A transition is underway in the Milan fashion scene, with new designers taking over traditional brands and younger creatives breaking out with their own labels. Dolce& Gabbana, Marni, Ferragamo, Stella Jean and Arthur Arbesser were among those with shows on Sunday. Anderson's son Dylan Lee and Foxx's daughter Corrine were among more than 100 "influencers"—...

  • Smoke billows in the background as Iraqi forces advance on February 23, 2017 towards Mosul airport on the southern edge of the jihadist stronghold entering the compound for the first time since the Islamic State group overran the region in 2014.

    Iraqi security forces captured Mosul airport from ISIS on Thursday, advancing towards the jihadists' last major stronghold in the western half of the city.

  • Smoke billows as Iraqi forces attack Mosul airport during an offensive to retake the western side of the city from jihadists of the Islamic State group on February 23, 2017.

    Here are some of the key stories CNBC is following this hour.

  • BANGKOK— Activists are urging Unilever, a major investor in Myanmar, to speak out against the country's treatment of its Rohingya minority, which the U.N. has said may be "crimes against humanity." A letter sent this week to Unilever CEO Paul Polman asked the company to clarify its stance on the Rohingya. Unilever did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

  • BRASILIA, Feb 22- Brazil's Forjas Taurus SA, the largest weapons maker in Latin America, shipped guns to the son of a known arms trafficker in July 2015, three months after the United Nations imposed an arms embargo on his allies in Yemen's civil war, according to a U.N. report released last week. U.N. experts on the conflict in Yemen said an investigation turned up...

  • An Airbus A400M military aircraft with army personnel onboard takes off from the German army Bundeswehr airbase in Jagel, northern Germany.

    Airbus has been forced to write-off billions of dollars as it struggles to get its beleaguered A400M military plane back on track.