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White House Wars and Military Conflicts


  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses an annual news conference in Berlin, August 31, 2015.

    Angela Merkel's cabinet agreed on Tuesday on plans to join the military campaign against ISIS in Syria, a government official said.

  • LE BOURGET, France— The latest news from the U.N. climate conference in Paris, which runs through Dec. 11. Obama said on the sidelines of climate negotiations in Paris that parts of the accord should be binding to hold countries accountable. Environment Minister Segolene Royal told The Associated Press in Paris that "With Barack Obama' s comments we have crossed a...

  • Demonstrators listen to speakers at a rally against taking military action against Islamic State in Syria, held outside Downing Street in London, November 28, 2015.

    David Cameron is expected to launch military action in Syria within days amid hopes the e PM can secure a Commons majority for war, the FT reports.

  • Syria air strikes should get approval: UK official Monday, 30 Nov 2015 | 3:18 PM ET

    A British official said he believes parliament will support launching air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria.

  • I don't support more guns in America: Ex-NYPD chief Monday, 30 Nov 2015 | 9:38 AM ET
    Former New York Police Department (NYPD) Commissioner Ray Kelly.

    Former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly says he's against giving civilians easier access to guns, even in the face of heightened fear over terrorism.

  • LE BOURGET, France— Addressing the twin threats of global warming and extremist violence, the largest group of world leaders ever to stand together kicked off two weeks of high-stakes climate talks outside Paris on Monday, saying that by striking an ambitious deal to cut emissions they can show terrorists what countries can achieve when they are united.

  • PARIS— The latest news from the U.N. climate conference that gets underway in Paris on Monday. The event opening Monday lasts through Dec. 11 and is under extra-security after Nov. 13 extremist attacks in Paris. The security measures are especially tight after Islamic extremists killed 130 people two weeks ago in Paris and targeted the national stadium Stade de...

  • Turkey to help EU curb migrants for cash: Draft Sunday, 29 Nov 2015 | 6:37 AM ET
    Immigrant minors peer out through the fence of an immigrant detention center in the village of Filakio, on the Greek-Turkish border.

    Turkey will help the European Union handle migrants in exchange for cash and restarting talks on joining the EU, draft conclusions of a summit said.

  • Turkey to hand over body of pilot to Russia Sunday, 29 Nov 2015 | 6:12 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) greets Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan (L) during an opening ceremony for the newly restored Moscow Cathedral Mosque on September 23, 2015.

    The body of the pilot killed when Turkey shot down a Russian jet was taken to Turkey late on Saturday to be handed over to Russia.

  • Putin slaps Turkey with sanctions as tensions rise Saturday, 28 Nov 2015 | 3:08 PM ET
    Speaking before a meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah, Russian President Vladimir Putin called Turkey's downing of a Russian fighter jet "a stab in the back" carried out by the accomplices of terrorists, saying the incident would have serious consequences for Moscow's relations with Ankara.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday called for sanctions against Turkey, following the downing this week by Turkey of a Russian warplane.

  • Putin 'mobilized' to confront Turkey: Spokesman Saturday, 28 Nov 2015 | 1:11 PM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with members of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, October 1, 2015.

    Vladimir Putin is fully mobilized to tackle what Russia regards as a threat from Turkey following the shooting down of one of its warplanes.

  • Turkey advises against non-urgent travel to Russia Saturday, 28 Nov 2015 | 8:50 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) greets Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan (L) during an opening ceremony for the newly restored Moscow Cathedral Mosque on September 23, 2015.

    Turkey advised people to postpone non-urgent travel to Russia on Saturday, as the tit-for-tat accusations continue after the downing of a Russian jet.

  • Russia's next move Friday, 27 Nov 2015 | 1:26 PM ET
    Russia's next move

    Col. Jack Jacobs, Medal of Honor Recipient; MSNBC Military Analyst, discusses what Putin is likely to do in light of the downing of a Russian military plane by Turkish forces.

  • Hollande, Putin and Russia's 'Turkey' trouble Friday, 27 Nov 2015 | 1:23 PM ET
    Hollande, Putin and Russia's 'Turkey' trouble

    CNBC's Geoff Cutmore reports French President Hollande and Russian President Putin have agreed to work together to battle ISIS. And an update following the downing of a Russian military plane by a Turkish F-16.

  • France's Hollande wins cooperation on ISIS Friday, 27 Nov 2015 | 10:52 AM ET
    French President Francois Hollande welcomes Russian President, Vladimir Putin prior to their meeting at the Elysee Presidential Palace on October 02, 2015 in Paris.

    France and Russia agreed to exchange intelligence on militant groups in Syria, but tensions between Russia and Turkey showed little sign of easing.

  • WASHINGTON— The Paris attacks have renewed debate on the U.S. government's post- Sept. 11 domestic surveillance laws, leading to efforts to revive the issue in Congress. Rubio and Cruz were on opposite sides earlier this year when Congress eliminated the National Security Agency's bulk phone-records collection program and replaced it with a more restrictive...

  • Memorial for Paris terror attack victims held Friday, 27 Nov 2015 | 9:40 AM ET
    French President Francois Hollande delivers a speech during the national tribute

    Around 1,000 people attended a national memorial service in the centre of Paris held in tribute to the victims of the terror attacks.

  • Will Russia continue to fight against ISIS? Friday, 27 Nov 2015 | 4:35 AM ET
    Will Russia continue to fight against ISIS?

    CNBC's Geoff Cutmore reports from Russia about Russian President Vladimir Putin's frustration with western allies caused by the destruction of a Russian military jet.

  • Turkish president dismisses Russian concerns Friday, 27 Nov 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Turkish president dismisses Russian concerns

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports that Turkey's president, Recep Erdoğan, criticized Russian complaints about the shooting down of a Russian jet as emotional and unfitting.

  • How does ISIS avoid detection? Friday, 27 Nov 2015 | 3:40 AM ET
    How does ISIS avoid detection?

    Alex Krasodomski-Jones, researcher in the centere for the analysis of social media at Demos, explains the methods used by ISIS to evade online surveillance.