The world's largest economy has traditionally chosen World Bank leaders.
According to a recent survey, a majority of Southeast Asian stakeholders believe U.S. engagement with the region has decreased — even after Washington unveiled a number of support measures.
John Bolton described the stipulation as President Donald Trump's position, responding to numerous questions over Washington's support for its Kurdish partners.
Democrats have so far refused to vote for any funding for Trump's wall, while the president has repeatedly demanded $5 billion.
The Pentagon's top spokeswoman — who was being probed for misconduct by the Defense Department — abruptly announced her resignation on Twitter on New Year's Eve.
Asked if President Donald Trump had agreed to any slowing down of the troop withdrawal, Senator Lindsey Graham said: "I think the president's very committed to making sure that when we leave Syria, that ISIS is completely defeated."
The administration, which has judged Trump's success in part on stock market performance, is "determined" to boost equities, the sources said.
Spot gold fell 0.2 percent to $1,266.32 per ounce at 2:59 p.m.. It had earlier touched its highest since June 19 at $1,279.06. "With the U.S. equity markets rebounding from a Christmas Eve sell-off, investors are looking to take more of a wait and see approach, and starting to pull a little bit out of safe-haven assets and potentially ship more into the equity...
This is the first time Trump has visited U.S. troops in a war zone since becoming president.
President Donald Trump tweeted that Saudi Arabia has agreed to put up the "necessary money" to help rebuild Syria. A Saudi embassy official in Washington said the kingdom has not made a major new financial pledge since August.
"To be allies is to fight shoulder to shoulder. It's the most important thing for a head of state," Macron said, referring to the local partners America will be leaving behind in Syria.
"You think they're going to trust us now? Not a chance," one expert warned.
The unprecedented nature of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' resignation letter to President Trump raises a host of disturbing questions.
CNBC's "Power Lunch" team is joined by Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif. to discuss tech regulation, the resignation of U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis, and the looming government shutdown.
CNBC National Security reporter Amanda Macias joins "Power Lunch" to discuss outgoing Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' tenure at the Pentagon.
*Wall St battered as post-Fed disappointment sours mood. TOKYO, Dec 21- Japanese shares fell further on Friday, with major indexes plumbing fresh multi-month lows, as worries about further hikes in borrowing costs and a government shutdown in the United States raised concerns about the economic outlook. "Global investors have completely capitulated after...
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell to its worst week since the financial crisis in 2008, down nearly 7 percent.
Lincoln Bloomfield of the Stimson Center says his guess is that U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis' resignation is related to American President Donald Trump's tweet about pulling troops from Syria.
While U.S. President Donald Trump's rhetoric has been "comforting" to Russia, actual American policy has not been "favorable," says Aurel Braun of the University of Toronto.
Stocks in Asia were broadly lower on Friday afternoon, with Japanese equities leading the fall.