White House Wars and Military Conflicts

  • BOISE, Idaho— Micron's stock is down nearly 6 percent ahead of the opening bell with collateral damage from the U.S.- China trade war overshadowing a strong performance from the chipmaker in its most recent quarter. The company topped profit and revenue expectations, but Chief Financial Officer David Zinsner told industry analysts in a call late Thursday...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— The company that built the Dakota Access oil pipeline says environmental group Greenpeace should be held legally accountable for violating federal racketeering laws. Texas- based Energy Transfer Partners sued Greenpeace and two other groups for up to $1 billion last year, arguing they worked to undermine the $3.8 billion pipeline that's now...

  • BOGOTA, Colombia— Colombia's military says a holdout rebel faction has attacked a mining camp run by Toronto- based Continental Gold Inc. and killed three of its workers. The attack occurred in Yarumal, a mountainous area of Antioquia Province, where Continental Gold is conducting exploration work. Earlier this month a Continental Gold employee was killed in...

  • Sept 20- Canadian miner Continental Gold said on Thursday three of its geologists were killed in Colombia's northern Antioquia province in an armed attack attributed to dissident members of a former rebel group. The incident took place in the town of Ochali in the municipality of Yaramul, Antioquia, which is located within the boundaries of Continental's...

  • WASHINGTON— The path to peace in a trade war between the United States and China is getting harder to find as the world's two biggest economies pile ever more taxes on each other's products. China has vowed to counterpunch with tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods. President Donald Trump is ready to up the ante, threatening to tax just about everything China ships to...

  • The president of Poland is telling President Donald Trump that he'd like the U.S. to create a permanent American base in Poland that would be named Fort Trump. Poland has been pressing for the 3,000 U.S. troops now deployed in Poland on a rotating basis to be upgraded to a larger, permanent presence as it faces Russia's increased military activity in the region.

  • WASHINGTON— The Senate on Tuesday approved a wide-ranging, $854 billion bill that funds the military and a host of civilian agencies for the next year and provides a short-term fix to keep the government open through early December. The bill also approves spending for Health and Human Services, Education, Labor and other agencies, including a 5 percent boost for...

  • A undated photo obtained on September 18, 2018 shows a Russian IL-20M (Ilyushin 20m) aircraft landing at an unknown location. - Russia blamed Israel on September 18, 2018 for the loss of a military IL-20M jet to Syrian fire, which killed all 15 servicemen on board, and threatened a response. 

    The Russian defense ministry blamed Israel for the crash, saying the plane was caught in the crossfire as four Israeli fighters attacked targets in northwestern Syria.

  • Amman, Jordan

    Political, civil and economic turmoil in Jordan's neighboring countries Syria and Iraq has been "really tough" on the domestic economy, Jordan's Minister of Investment told CNBC.

  • A PLA Navy fleet including the aircraft carrier Liaoning, submarines, vessels and fighter jets take part in a review in the South China Sea.

    The United States needs to determine how to accommodate China as a rising power in the Asia-Pacific region, even if a declining U.S. presence there reduces stability, according to an expert.

  • A Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile system.

    Last year, Ankara signed an agreement with Moscow for S-400 missiles, a deal reportedly worth $2.5 billion. All the while, Turkey has helped finance America's most expensive weapons system, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. 

  • The U.S. Treasury Department said in a statement that My Aviation Co. Ltd., headquartered in Bangkok, "provides cargo services to Mahan Air, to include freight booking," as well as passenger booking services. "Mahan Air continues to fly into Syria every week, even as millions of innocent civilians in Idlib province are under threat of imminent attack from the...

  • Defense Secretary James Mattis arrives in Kabul, Afghanistan

    Mattis and his staff completed a five-day trip with stops in San Diego, New Delhi, Kabul and Abu Dhabi. He would clock more than 22,000 flight miles and 42 hours aboard planes, helicopters, and cargo aircraft.

  • MADRID— Spain will go ahead with a shipment of precision bombs to Saudi Arabia, officials said Thursday, reversing on a previous decision and angering activists who claim the weapons could harm civilians in Yemen. "This makes Spain potentially complicit in committing crimes of war with these weapons," said Alberto Estevez, who coordinates the campaign backed by...

  • BRUSSELS— European authorities are planning to slap internet companies like Google, Twitter and Facebook with big fines if they don't take down extremist content within one hour. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said in a speech Wednesday that the Commission is proposing the new rules as part of efforts to step up the bloc's security.

  • LEON, Nicaragua— Two days after protests began in Nicaragua in April, a foreign auto components company was meeting at a hotel in the city of Leon when smoke from a burning university building just a block away billowed above the hotel's colonnaded courtyard. Nicaragua's economy has been devastated by the nearly five months of unrest sparked by cuts to social...

  • U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence lay a wreath during a cereomy at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial to mark the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks September 11, 2018 in Arlington, Virginia. The nation observed 9/11 terror attacks that killed nearly 3000 people on American soil in 2001.

    Pentagon marks the 17th observance of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

  • President Donald Trump makes his way to board Marine One from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on September 6, 2018. 

    On the morning of the 17th anniversary of the attacks, Trump sent tweets railing against his own Justice Department and special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. 

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— A survey shows that optimism among investment professionals about Germany's economy rose in September amid relief over a trade cease-fire between U.S. President Donald Trump and the European Union. The ZEW index is based on surveys of investment analysts about their views of Germany's economy, Europe's largest.

  • MADRID, Sept 10- Spain said on Monday it would hold talks with Saudi Arabia over the sale of 400 laser-guided bombs to the Gulf kingdom, after confirming last week it was halting the shipment because of the Saudi role in the war in Yemen. On Tuesday the ministry said it was halting the sale of the bombs amid concerns about their use in the conflict in Yemen.