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White House Wars and Military Conflicts


  • ABIDJAN, Sept 2- Two years ago, Pascal Affi N'Guessan was in jail after backing the losing side in Ivory Coast's civil war. While N'Guessan appears likely to lose in October, the fact that the former prime minister is even contesting the election for the main opposition Ivorian Popular Front ought to mark a step towards national reconciliation.

  • A new cold war it won't be easy for US to master Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 10:35 AM ET

    There is a new global conflict taking shape in cyberspace, and the U.S. will find it hard to defeat nations that hack into its systems.

  • China defense spending to double by 2020: Report Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 10:12 AM ET
    A file photo of a military parade in front of Tiananmen Gate in Beijing.

    China is forecast to double its annual defense budget by the end of the decade, according to a study published on Wednesday.

  • GEORGETOWN, Guyana— U.N. officials are visiting the South American country of Guyana to help settle a border dispute with neighboring Venezuela. Venezuela long has claimed two-thirds of Guyana as its own, including a large marine area where Exxon Mobil Corp. said it had made a significant oil discovery. Guyana recently announced it would buy all of its fuel from...

  • WEST POINT, N.Y.— A West Point professor criticized for writing an article calling some legal scholars treasonous and "lawful targets" for the U.S. military in its war on terrorism has resigned a month after he was hired to teach a law course. A spokesman at the U.S. Military Academy said William C. Bradford resigned Sunday. In an article published this spring in the...

  • WASHINGTON— Aides to Hillary Rodham Clinton at the State Department complained about the limitations of using email to discuss sensitive diplomatic information, according to the latest batch of emails released by the agency from Clinton's tenure as secretary of state. The email appears to focus on civil unrest in Iran during the period preceding the Green...

  • Officials blame Paraguay power outage on rebels Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | 9:59 AM ET

    ASUNCION, Paraguay— Paraguayan officials blamed rebels Monday for a power outage that affected some 750,000 people in the country's north. Alfredo Ramirez, a spokesman for the anti-terrorist unit, said authorities suspect rebels used explosives to attack a transmission tower, but their investigation was ongoing. Anti-terrorist agents said a pamphlet for...

  • BANGKOK, Aug 31- Police probing Thailand's deadliest bombing issued arrest warrants on Monday for two suspects after a raid on a suburban apartment block uncovered possible bomb-making materials. The Aug. 17 attack on a Bangkok Hindu shrine killed 20 people and injured more than 100.. Fourteen foreigners, seven from mainland China and Hong Kong, were among...

  • Girls' Generation perform at the 2015 K-Pop Festival at Prudential Center on August 8, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey.

    South Korea is blasting pop songs across the border to jar its neighbor in the north , the New York Times reports.

  • *Japanese in China worried about anti- Japan sentiment. BEIJING, Aug 30- Beijing is battening down the hatches and cranking up the propaganda ahead of a massive military parade this week to mark the end of World War Two, shooing cars from streets and shutting factories for the Communist Party's biggest event of the year. Some 12,000 soldiers will march through...


  • BEIJING, Aug 28- From ballistic missiles to fighter jets, China has rolled out a host of high-tech weaponry ahead of a parade next week commemorating victory over Japan in World War Two, in a signal of Beijing's growing confidence in its military might. China has poured capital into developing its home-grown weapons industry with an eye toward export markets as...

  • Ukraine jumps big hurdle in fight for its economy Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 11:49 AM ET
    People queue up for a tram in a shopping area in Donetsk, Ukraine.

    Ukraine reached a deal with creditors to restructure its debt—a key requirement for the country to continue getting support from the IMF.

  • US targets Swiss bodega for ties to Colombian rebels Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 11:40 AM ET

    BOGOTA, Colombia— The U.S. Treasury Department is levying financial sanctions on four Colombians accused of laundering money for leftist rebels through a speciality grocer and money transfer shop in Switzerland. The four individuals targeted Thursday as foreign narcotics kingpins ran a Zurich- based bodega called the Colombiano Latin Shop that...

  • Report into cause of MH17 crash to be published Oct. 13 Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 7:10 AM ET

    AMSTERDAM— The long-awaited conclusions of an international investigation into the cause of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 will be published Oct. 13, the panel conducting the probe announced Thursday. The Dutch Safety Board, which is leading the civil investigation into the July 17, 2014, crash in eastern Ukraine that killed all 298 people on board...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece's first female prime minister, a top judge, was sworn in Thursday to head a caretaker government ahead of early elections next month in the bailout-dependent country. Supreme Court head Vassiliki Thanou, 65, was appointed after radical left Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned, seeking a stronger mandate to implement tough austerity...

  • Here's the Humvee's Replacement Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 7:00 PM ET
    Here's the Humvee's Replacement

    U.S. specialty truck maker Oshkosh has won a $6.75 billion contract to build 17,000 light tactical vehicles to replace ageing Humvees

  • Pentagon probing alleged distorting of war intelligence Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 12:18 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Pentagon's inspector general is investigating an allegation that the military command overseeing the anti-Islamic State campaign distorted or altered intelligence assessments to exaggerate progress against the militant group, a defense official said Wednesday. The investigation was first disclosed by The New York Times.

  • Could sanctions against North Korea be lifted? Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 12:36 AM ET
    South Korean presidential security adviser Kim Kwan-Jin (R) shakes hands with Hwang Pyong-So (L) North Korea' top political officer for the Korean People's Army after their meeting at the Panmunjom on August 25, 2015 in Paju, South Korea. Both countries came to an agreement to ease tensions after an exchange of artillery fire last week.

    South Korea can discuss North Korean demands for an end to sanctions imposed over a 2010 naval attack.

  • OSHKOSH, Wis.— Wisconsin- based Oshkosh Corp. won a major contract Tuesday to build a new combat vehicle to replace a large share of the U.S. military's Humvee troop carriers. The Army and Marine Corps plan to buy as many as 55,000 JLTVs by 2040. Nearly 49,100 would be built for the Army with 5,500 going to the Marines. Pentagon officials declined during a briefing for...