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White House Wars and Military Conflicts

  • A man uses his laptop to test a new high speed inflight Internet service named Fli-Fi while on a special JetBlue media flight out of John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

    The cabin baggage ban on laptops and tablets on some direct flights to both the U.S. and U.K. has been questioned over fire safety.

  • Governments need to defeat extremist group ISIS and welcome refugees fleeing warzones, billionaire Richard Branson said.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— AT&T, Verizon and several other major advertisers are suspending their marketing campaigns on Google's YouTube site after discovering their brands have been appearing alongside videos promoting terrorism and other unsavory subjects. The spreading boycott confronts Google with a challenge that threatens to cost it hundreds of millions...

  • China's influence in the world will rise disproportionately: UBS

    Bhanu Baweja, global head of EM cross asset strategy at UBS, speaks about the shifting balance between superpowers China and the U.S.

  • NEW YORK— The U.S. and Britain, citing concerns about terrorist attacks, are not allowing passengers on some flights from mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries to bring laptops, tablets and certain other devices on board with them in their carry-on bags. The U.S. ban applies to nonstop U.S.-bound flights from 10 international airports in Amman,...

  • AMMAN/ BEIRUT, March 21- Syrian rebels stormed a government-held area in northeastern Damascus on Tuesday for the second time in three days, sources on both sides of the fighting said, in the opposition's first such large scale foray in over four years in the capital. For rebels, the assault has shown they are still able to wage offensive action, though their...

  • YANGON, March 22- One of China's biggest state-owned lenders has suspended an account used to fund ethnic rebels fighting government troops in Myanmar, halting an arrangement that could have stoked diplomatic tensions between Beijing and Myanmar. The Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army, which clashed with government forces this month, said...

  • WASHINGTON March 21- The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed restrictions on carry-on electronic devices on planes coming to the United States from 10 airports in Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecified terrorism threats. The airports are in Cairo; Istanbul; Kuwait City; Doha, Qatar; Casablanca, Morocco;...

  • WASHINGTON, March 21- The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed restrictions on carry-on electronic devices on planes coming to the United States from 10 airports in Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecified terrorism threats. The airports are in Cairo; Istanbul; Kuwait City; Doha, Qatar; Casablanca, Morocco;...

  • MOSCOW— Ukraine's central bank says a trade blockade of rebel-held regions in the east is hurting the economy. The National Bank of Ukraine says it has slashed its estimate for economic growth in 2017 to 1.9 percent from the 2.8 percent predicted in January due to the blockade. The blockade has exacerbated tensions in Ukraine, where fighting between government...

  • U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will press a tougher new line on North Korea in talks with a wary China on March 18, in a tense atmosphere after President Donald Trump accused Beijing of failing to rein in Pyongyang.

    North Korea risks being cut off from the global financial system via sanctions, a senior U.S. official said Monday.

  • Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (C) gestures during National Day celebrations in front of the Presidential Palace in Taipei on October 10, 2016.

    The Taiwanese president has announced plans for the country to build its own submarines.

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. and British officials said Tuesday the decision to bar laptops and tablets from the cabins of some international flights wasn't based on any specific threat but on longstanding concerns about terrorists targeting jetliners. The U.S. ban affects flights from Amman, Jordan; Kuwait City, Kuwait; Cairo; Istanbul; Jeddah and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia;...

  • CARACAS, Venezuela— For the past 25 years, after he immigrated penniless to Venezuela from Portugal, Eduardo Dos Santos has personally taken care of the loyal clients at Mansion's Bakery. But now the downtown Caracas corner store is in the hands of die-hard socialists, and Dos Santos is at least temporarily out of a job, as a result of the latest attempt by the...

  • WASHINGTON, March 20- U.S. authorities are planning to ban passengers traveling on certain U.S.-bound foreign airline flights from carrying into the cabin larger electronic devices in response to an unspecified terrorism threat, U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday. The source said the rule would cover a dozen foreign airlines flying from about a dozen...

  • MOSCOW— The president of Belarus says Western intelligence agencies are using a "fifth column" to cause unrest and threaten the stability of his regime. Thousands of people have taken to the streets in the former Soviet republic in recent weeks to protest an unpopular labor law, the largest anti-government demonstrations in Belarus for years.

  • VATICAN CITY— Pope meets Rwanda president, begs forgiveness for "sins and failings of the church and its members" during genocide.

  • BEIJING— Israel wants to boost cooperation with China in technology, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told China's premier Monday, as he led a large business delegation on a visit to Beijing to promote commercial ties with the Asian giant. Netanyahu said in opening remarks at a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang that Israel and China could...

  • BOSASSO, March 19- Somali officials whose forces freed a hijacked oil tanker and its eight Sri Lankan crew said on Sunday that NATO ships must do more to prevent the illegal fishing that locals say sparked the latest attack. "We requested NATO warships to tackle the illegal fishing, but they replied it was not their mandate," Abdihakim Abdullahi Omar, the vice...

  • BEIRUT/ AMMAN, March 19- Syrian government forces battled rebels on the fringes of Damascus on Sunday, after the rebels attacked from a residential district towards a main square that is a gateway to the heart of the Old City, rebels and a monitor said. Sounds of shelling and gunfire could be heard in the centre of Damascus since the morning, a witness said.