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White House Wars and Military Conflicts

  • Saudi Arabias air defence forces intercepted a ballistic missile launched by Yemen's Houthi militia over Riyadh on Sunday, state-run al-Ikhbariya TV said.

  • This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 13, 2016 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) inspecting Farm No. 1116 under KPA Unit 810 at an undisclosed location in North Korea.

    Rice trays introduced to North Korea by a U.S.-based private organization have boosted rice production up to 15 percent.

  • South Korean President Moon Jae-in shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during their meeting at the Peace House at the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, South Korea, April 27, 2018.

    North and South Korea have agreed to hold temporary reunions of families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War in August.

  • WASHINGTON/ FRANKFURT/ BEIJING, June 21- An increasingly shrill exchange of words between the United States and China that is threatening to trigger a global trade war has claimed another victim- Germany's auto sector. The first test of whether a tariff war will indeed start comes on July 6, the date on which Trump has threatened to enact the first portion of duties...

  • Lockheed Martin's F-35A Lightning II fighter jet for the Israeli Air Force.

    Ankara will take ownership of two F-35 Joint Strike Fighters from the Pentagon's top weapons supplier on Thursday.

  • BEIJING, June 21- At least three U.S. coal shipments on their way to China may end up casualties of the escalating trade dispute after Beijing said it would impose steep tariffs that may kick in before the ships reach their destinations. Although 545 items on the list face higher tariffs starting July 6, Beijing did not specify when coal and the other remaining...

  • Tim Whitmore, who served as a U.S. Air Force medic in Korea in 1954, alongside South Korean Major General Kyoung Soo Shin in May 2016 at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond, VA. Of General Shin, Whitmore said, "He is a great friend of the KWVA and a staunch patriot. I am honored to be his friend."

    CNBC talks to American veterans of the Korean War, whose intervention in the 1950s enabled South Korea to become a democratic and open country.

  • The Chinese J-31 fighter jet is believed to be a knockoff of Lockheed Martin's F-35.

  • Children sit amidst the rubble of a house hit by Saudi-led coalition air strikes two days earlier on the outskirts of the Yemeni capital Sanaa on November 14, 2016.

    Troops backed by a Saudi-led coalition reportedly stormed the airport compound in Yemen's main port city Hodeidah.

  • North Korea has revealed no action on eliminating launch sites, and it announced the suspension of nuclear weapons testing and certain missiles well before the summit, although as part of the diplomatic opening with the U.S. THE FACTS: This much is true: North Korea announced the suspension of nuclear-weapons testing and testing of intercontinental...

  • BOGOTA, June 17- Colombia's President-elect Ivan Duque, who swept aside leftist Gustavo Petro in Sunday's election, pledged to unite his South American nation after a divisive campaign but insisted he would change a landmark peace accord with leftist rebels. Duque's decisive victory in Sunday's poll, with 54 percent of votes to Petro's 42 percent, is likely to...

  • President Donald Trump said he was pushing ahead with hefty tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports on Friday, and the smouldering trade war between the world's two largest economies showed signs of igniting as Beijing immediately vowed to respond in kind. *China will impose additional 25 percent tariffs on 659 U.S. goods worth $50 billion in response to the...

  • BOGOTA, June 17- Right-wing candidate Ivan Duque won Colombia's presidential election on Sunday, beating leftist Gustavo Petro in a victory that will reassure investors but raised the prospect of changes to a landmark peace accord with Marxist rebels. It was Colombia's first presidential election since the 2016 peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed...

  • BOGOTA, June 17- Right-wing candidate Ivan Duque won Colombia's presidential election on Sunday, beating leftist Gustavo Petro in a victory that reassured investors but raised the prospect of changes to a landmark peace accord with Marxist rebels. With 98.2 percent of polling stations counted, Duque won the ballot with 53.9 percent of votes while Petro, who...

  • Ivan Duque, the business-friendly protégé of hardline former president Alvaro Uribe, wants to alter a peace deal he deems too lenient on Marxist FARC rebels, while keeping Colombia's largely orthodox economic model. Duque wants to change the accord with tougher punishments for FARC war crimes, while Petro promises to support the existing deal and continue...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump is claiming exoneration in the Russia matter from a Justice Department report that actually offers him none. He's also branding fired FBI chief James Comey a criminal, though the report in question makes no such accusation. Fallout from the internal report by the department's inspector general capped a week of diplomacy...

  • BOGOTA, June 15- Gustavo Petro, a former insurgent turned rabble-rousing mayor, is fighting to become Colombia's first leftist president, turning his humble beginnings and revolutionary past into a rallying cry for millions of the nation's youth and poor. Some fear his efforts to shift wealth from rich to poor could turn Colombia into another Venezuela.

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks fell on Friday after the Trump administration stepped up the trade dispute between the world's two biggest economies by announcing tariffs on $50 billion of imports from China. After the Trump administration's tariff announcement, China almost immediately said it would retaliate with its own of the same scale, raising the possibility of...

  • A protester fires a homemade mortar during clashes with riot police in a demonstration by engineering university students in Managua on May 28, 2018.

    The Central American nation of 6 million has been rocked by popular protests and state-level violence since mid-April.

  • BENGHAZI, Libya/ LONDON June 14- The major Libyan oil ports of Ras Lanuf and Es Sider were closed and evacuated on Thursday after armed brigades opposed to the powerful eastern commander Khalifa Haftar stormed them, causing a production loss of 240,000 barrels per day. Libya's National Oil Corporation declared force majeure on loadings from both terminals.