‘Great war coming’: North Korea is finally at the brink

‘Great war coming’: North Korea is finally at the brink

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs DPRK leader Kim Jong-Un, besieged by the U.S., continues to threaten all-out nuclear war against any who threaten North Korea. But this represents only part of the equation: the DPRK’s Korean People’s Army (KPA) also prepares for non-nuclear surprise […]

Shrinking Europe: Turkey votes to be more like the Middle East

Shrinking Europe: Turkey votes to be more like the Middle East

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — There’s troubling news from across the Bosphorus, the narrow slip of water separating Europe from Asia-minor. In a decisive but dividing referendum, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan narrowly gained the political blessing he sought by winning 51 percent of the nationwide vote. Erdogan’s divisive victory […]

Amid the Korean nuclear showdown, don’t forget the trade gap that threatens the western alliance

Amid the Korean nuclear showdown, don’t forget the trade gap that threatens the western alliance

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk All the talk over what to do with North Korea overlooks one problem to which people are not paying that much attention. That’s the yawning gap in trade between the U.S. and all its leading trade partners. It’s a lot easier to grasp the significance of a North Korean […]

Why outsourcing the N. Korean crisis to China failed under W. Bush and will fail today as well

Why outsourcing the N. Korean crisis to China failed under W. Bush and will fail today as well

Special to WorldTribune.com By Parris H. Chang By many press accounts, how to cope with Pyongyang’s nuclear threat was the most urgent issue for discussion at the U.S.-China summit in Palm Beach, Florida on April 6-7. President Donald Trump has rejected his predecessor’s “strategic patience” concept and called for tighter sanctions against North Korea and […]

Turkey’s opposition to formally seek annulment of referendum

Turkey’s opposition to formally seek annulment of referendum

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Turkey’s main opposition party is preparing to formally appeal for the annulment of a referendum to expand President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s powers, while the country’s prime minister has called for the official results of the disputed vote to be respected. The secularist People’s Republican Party (CHP) […]

Pence warns North Korea not to test U.S. ‘resolve’

Pence warns North Korea not to test U.S. ‘resolve’

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S. Vice President Mike Pence warned North Korea not to test President Donald Trump’s resolve, saying that “all options are on the table” in curbing Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear weapons programs. Pence said during a press conference in Seoul on April 17 that recent U.S. military […]

Turkey’s referendum could create ‘one-man rule,’ threatens EU ties

Turkey’s referendum could create ‘one-man rule,’ threatens EU ties

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan began to set post-referendum strategy for the country after declaring a “clear victory” in the April 16 vote that gave him sweeping new powers but was also challenged as illegitimate by the opposition. Turkey’s Central Election Committee (CEC) on late April […]

China and Iran are world leaders in executions; Data on North Korea is lacking

China and Iran are world leaders in executions; Data on North Korea is lacking

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS—The People’s Republic of China and the Islamic Republic of Iran top the global charts for executions according to a newly released report by Amnesty International. Iran accounted for 55 percent of all recorded death sentences according to Amnesty. Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Pakistan are tragically part […]

When Susan Rice and Hillary Clinton say ‘I take responsibility’, what are they talking about?

When Susan Rice and Hillary Clinton say ‘I take responsibility’, what are they talking about?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders We may never get to the end of the Susan Rice story. History tells us that Rice rattled off a false tale on several networks after the attack and death of Four Americans – including the ambassador to Libya — in the Benghazi. Her detailed lie was that […]

As cancer-stricken Khamenei fades, Iran’s IRGC may fill the void

As cancer-stricken Khamenei fades, Iran’s IRGC may fill the void

Special to WorldTribune.com By GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs sources in Teheran and the region Well-informed sources close to Iranian leadership circles have indicated that Iranian “Supreme Leader” Ayatollah Ali Hoseini-Khamenei, 77, was no longer responding to treatment for the cancer which spread from the prostate cancer which was detected as early as 2008; he may also have […]

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