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Why conservatives should take a closer look at Mike Huckabee

Former Republican Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. / Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com By Grace Vuoto The GOP has a tested, vetted candidate who won Iowa in 2008 and finished runner-up to eventual nominee Sen. John McCain in the delegate count. In the public arena of noisy, well-funded information campaigns, […]

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July 4 U.S. coalition air strikes pound ISIL’s Raqqa stronghold

A U.S. FA/18 Super Hornet prepaers for take off on the flight deck of the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier in the Gulf. / Hamad Mohammed / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S.-led coalition forces carried out a series of 16 air strikes on July 4 on the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant in its Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, in one of […]

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Best of Lev, 2012: China demonstrating will to dominate as West loses the will to resist

A mass choir singing Mao-era communist songs in Chongqing, July 2011. / Chinafotopress / Getty Images

Lev Navrozov From Moscow, the capital of the slave country founded in 1917, I came to New York, to the 21st floor of a skyscraper. The owners of the slave country had created their radio and television and even their […]

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Why the ‘dirty bomb’ scenario is a realistic threat for homeland terrorism

'Israel tests effects of ‘dirty’ bomb detonation at Dimona facility'

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct As the U.S. enters the July 4 weekend and the summer travel season with numerous large public gatherings and celebrations, law enforcement and intelligence officials this year are confronting many types of […]

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Bloody Friday: Last week in France and Tunisia, next week closer to home?

Eight hearses were used in a procession through the Oxfordshire town of Brize Norton.

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler PARIS — “Terrorism: the Shockwave of Bloody Friday,” headlined the French daily Le Monde, after a series of deadly, coordinated, and barbaric attacks by radical Islamists on three continents. The massacre of twenty-eight […]

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Slaughter on the ‘Northern Limit Line': A day for war and soccer

Scene from a new film 'Northern Limit Line' that has generated widespread interest in South Korea.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com For several hours on June 29, 2002, images of warships in the West or Yellow Sea filled television screens in Korea. I was in Seoul watching avidly as reports of a raging battle […]

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Defector: Defense minister executed for challenging budget decision

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, EastAsiaIntel.com North Korea’s cash flow has tightened significantly due to its growing trade deficit and internal struggles over the allocation of funds from the exports of natural resources. The country’s trade deficit jumped 41.2 […]

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The elites’ problem with Donald Trump: He’s not for sale

There are reasons for the media’s bizarre, almost hysterical reaction to Trump’s candidacy.

Jeffrey T. Kuhner The media establishment is having a cardiac arrest. The reason? Donald Trump has thrown his hat into the Republican presidential race. The billionaire businessman is a straight shooter, known for his bluntness and tough talk. Unlike most […]

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Khodorkovsky: Putin clash with West protects elites, doomed to fail

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Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once Russia’s richest man and now an empassioned Kremlin critic living in exile in Switzerland, claims that Russian President Vladimir Putin is “manufacturing” the crisis in Ukraine as a way […]

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Stern: From a moral giant to ‘groveling’ at the feet of Iran’s ayatollahs

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The following excerpts are from remarks by Sarah Stern, founder and president of the Endowment for Middle East Truth, at the organization’s annual “Rays of Light in the Darkness” dinner on June 18. From the abandoned missile defense treaty made […]

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