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The critical foreign policy issues Donald Trump’s foreign policy speech needed to tackle

Donald Trump at the National Press Club on April 27.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Donald Trump’s much ballyhooed foreign policy speech was a minor disaster. Not only did Trump fail to set out a succinct foreign policy philosophy and agenda, but the speech itself [even with a […]

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Xi consolidates power, elevates 6th Generation Zhejiang protégés

China's Xi Jinping in east Zhejiang province, on May 25, 2015. / Xinhua

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com Despite reports about challenges to his power, President and Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping has quietly — and relentlessly — built up his personal faction centered upon cadres associated with the prosperous […]

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Report: ‘Deep and disturbing decline in media freedoms’ … including in the USA and Europe


Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Governments throughout the world seem increasingly nervous if not paranoid over a free press and media, according to a searingly poignant survey by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). The annual survey […]

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Drudge: Trump border rumble, radioactive Russian river, Japan’s rising corpse hotels

Special to WorldTribune.com Drudge-Select — April 29, 2016 c/o DrudgeReport.com Rioters Trump rally in Southern California smash police car, hurl rocks at motorists… Hundreds waving Mexican flags… Cops outnumbered… Trump honors families of those killed by illegals… Only GOP candidate […]

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A filmmaker’s stealth coup: Zooming in on North Korean mind control

By letting his cameras tell the rest of the story, Russian filmmaker Vitaly Mansky committed an act of stealth journalism that left his North Korean handlers fuming. / Vitaly Mansky / IDFA

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, EastAsiaIntel.com Russian documentary filmmaker Vitaly Mansky has managed to bamboozle his North Korean hosts in a confidence game that’s one of the greater journalistic coups ever scored against the regime. Mansky, having given the […]

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U.S. arrest awakens ghosts of Turkey’s Iran-gold scandal that implicated Erdogan

Reza Zarrab, a dual citizen of Turkey and his native Iran, arrives at a police station in Istanbul in December 2013.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Charles Recknagel, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Night-time police raids in Istanbul. Reports of shoe boxes stuffed with $4.5 million in cash hidden in the home of a Turkish state bank head, plus a money-counting […]

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Israel’s new ‘Drone Dome’ would track, disrupt enemy combat UAVs

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct.com Israel has unveiled a defense system designed to detect, track and disrupt enemy drones. The state-owned Rafael Advanced Defense Systems presented its Drone Dome on 11 April at the LAAD security conference in Brazil. Rafael […]

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Drudge: U.S. economy vital signs are ‘pathetic’, ‘disturbing’

Special to WorldTribune.com Drudge-Select — April 28, 2016 c/o DrudgeReport.com Disturbing vital signs: GDP: Pathetic at 0.5%… Business investment weakest since Great Recession… Homeownership rate falls to third lowest on record… German foreign minister criticizes Trump’s ‘America first’ foreign policy… […]

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Drudge — Trump to world: America First. Period.

Special to WorldTribune.com Drudge-Select — April 27, 2016 c/o DrudgeReport.com Top Republican shame: Ex-speaker Hastert sentenced to 15 months in prison… Judge calls ‘serial child molester’… Trump to world: America First. Period … Tokyo gets ready for ‘Big One’… France […]

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Drudge: Report: Cartels help terrorists in Mexico get to USA

Special to WorldTribune.com Drudge-Select — April 26, 2016 c/o DrudgeReport.com China’s droid worker army… to replace millions of humans … Report: Cartels help terrorists in Mexico get to USA… Obama positioning missile shield to counter N. Korea… As two satellites […]

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