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White House Wars and Military Conflicts

  • TOKYO, July 27- Japan's embattled Defence Minister Tomomi Inada will resign on Friday over the suspected cover-up of information related to a U.N. peacekeeping mission and a former defense minister is already lined up to take her place, media said. Kyodo news agency said Abe was likely to choose as her successor somebody who had already served in the post, trying...

  • TOKYO, July 27- Japan's embattled Defence Minister Tomomi Inada will resign on Friday over the suspected cover-up of information related to a U.N. peacekeeping mission and a former defence minister is already lined up to take her place, media said. Kyodo news agency said Abe was likely to choose as her successor somebody who had already served in the post, trying...

  • BRUSSELS— The European Union's top court said in a written opinion Wednesday that parts of a deal between the EU and Canada on sharing airline passenger data breaches citizens' privacy and the agreement cannot be concluded in its current form. The written opinion issued by the Court of Justice of the European Union was a setback to attempts to share airline data...

  • *Conflicts help drive demand for arms. PRAGUE, July 26- During the last days of the Cold War in 1988, Czechoslovakia's Aero Vodochody's factory outside Prague produced a record 250 of its Albatros L-39 training jets for Soviet bloc air forces. "The influence of big countries in emerging markets is changing," said Aero Chief Executive Giuseppe Giordo told Reuters.

  • COLOMBO, Sri Lanka— Sri Lanka's government deployed army troops on Wednesday to restore fuel distribution crippled during a strike launched by trade unions who want to stop leases of oil tanks to India and China. The trade unions' announcement on Wednesday that it would continue the strike came a day after the government approved of selling a large stake in a...

  • *Turkey's top diplomat, EU affairs minister in Brussels. BRUSSELS, July 25- The European Union on Tuesday delivered its most public criticism yet of Turkey's security crackdown since last year's failed coup, saying there could be no progress on Ankara's bid to join the bloc without an end to human rights abuses. "Human rights, the rule of law, democracy, fundamental...

  • North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un watches a military drill marking the 85th anniversary of the establishment of the Korean People's Army (KPA).

    Joel Rubin, Carnegie Mellon University, talks about China beefing up border security in anticipation of a potential crisis with North Korea.

  • BERLIN— Germany says the Turkish government has withdrawn a request for information on nearly 700 companies that were flagged as having business ties with firms in Turkey that are being investigated on suspicion of terror financing. Plate added that the Turkish minister said there had been "a communications problem," and gave assurances that Turkish...

  • CARACAS, July 22- A young Venezuelan violinist who has become one of the best-known faces of protests against President Nicolas Maduro was injured on Saturday in violent clashes in Caracas. Clashes ensued for several hours as hundreds of masked youths hurled stones and Molotov cocktails at National Guard troops firing tear gas from motorcycles.

  • CARACAS, July 22- A violinist who has become one of the best-known faces of protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was injured on Saturday in violent clashes in Caracas. Clashes ensued for several hours as hundreds of masked youths hurled stones and Molotov cocktails at National Guard troops firing tear gas from motorcycles.

  • Hawaii begins educational program to prepare for potential North Korea strike

    Hawaii is beginning an education campaign for how to respond to a North Korean missile attack.

  • T-72B1 battle tanks take part in military exercises near Murom as part of an operational meeting of the Russian Armed Forces top officials.

    U.S. allies worry Russia's planned war games could be a "Trojan horse" aimed at leaving behind military equipment brought into Belarus.

  • Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

    McCain blasted Trump amid a report that the administration is halting a CIA training program for Syrian rebels, USA Today reports.

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- Amazon, facing potential criticism of its plan to buy Whole Foods Markets, continued its multi-million lobbying effort- shelling out $3.2 million in the second quarter of this year- an increase from the $2.9 million spent in the first three months. But their decision, announced in June, to buy premium grocer Whole Foods for $13.7 billion roiled...

  • *Qatar signs accord with U.S. amid Gulf dispute. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt imposed sanctions on Qatar last month, saying the gas-rich Gulf state finances Islamist militants throughout the region. But a Western official in the Gulf who has seen the document said it specifies actions Qatar will take by the end of the year, including...

  • LONDON— London police who are struggling to identify victims of the fire at the Grenfell Tower apartment building have sought help from experts with experience: those who worked on recovering victims following the Sept. 11 attacks in the U.S. Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey said Thursday the "extraordinary size" of the crime scene at the...

  • *Qatar signs accord with U.S. amid Gulf dispute. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt imposed sanctions on Qatar last month, saying the gas-rich Gulf state finances Islamist militants throughout the region. But a Western official in the Gulf who has seen the document said it specifies actions Qatar will take by the end of the year, including...

  • Less than one aircraft carrier? The cost of North Korea's nukes

    North Korea's total defense spending is believed to be around $10 billion a year, or somewhere between a fifth to a quarter of its gross domestic product, about $30 billion to $40 billion.

  • ISTANBUL— The Latest on relations between Turkey and Germany:. Turkey's foreign minister has accused Germany of engaging in "blackmail and threats" against Turkey and says Ankara would reciprocate those threats. The Turkish minister accused German counterpart Sigmar Gabriel of making "ill-tempered statements" against Turkey after the country rejected an...

  • ISIS fight shows US military can use lower-cost weapons with lethal results

    The fight against the Islamic State is seen as a learning opportunity for the U.S. military as it looks to a future of a new kind of opponent in urban settings.