With or without Mugabe, Zimbabwe has key role in China’s global strategy

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Zimbabwe’s long-time dictator Robert Mugabe was overthrown by his own defense chief who had close ties with Beijing’s leadership. Just a few days before he staged the coup, Gen. Constantino Chiwenga paid a hush-hush visit to Beijing and met with China’s Gen. Chang Wanquan, Minister of National Defense. Robert Mugabe […]

Asked to verify Trump dossier in August subpoena, FBI, DOJ have not responded

Asked to verify Trump dossier in August subpoena, FBI, DOJ have not responded

by WorldTribune Staff, November 22, 2017 FBI and Department of Justice officials indicated they are not able to verify the charges of collusion between the Russian government and Trump campaign made in the dossier compiled by ex-British spy Christopher Steele, Washington Examiner columnist Byron York said, citing sources familiar with the matter. The FBI and […]

Trump approval ratings top those of Germany’s Merkel, UK’s May, France’s Macron

Trump approval ratings top those of Germany’s Merkel, UK’s May, France’s Macron

by WorldTribune Staff, November 20, 2017 While still far short of the Eisenhower line (65 percent average approval for two terms), U.S. President Donald Trump’s current approval rating tops those of Europe’s Big 3 – German Chancellor Angela Merkel, UK Prime Minister Theresa May, and French President Emmanuel Macron. According to the most recent Zogby […]

Mugabe breaks down in tears, steps down after 37 years ruling Zimbabwe

Mugabe breaks down in tears, steps down after 37 years ruling Zimbabwe

by WorldTribune Staff, November 19, 2017 Robert Mugabe, the only head of state in Zimbabwe’s history as an independent nation, has agreed to step down and will be replaced by the vice president who he had sacked. Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party removed Mugabe as its leader at a special meeting and replaced him with Vice […]

China role seen in military’s sidelining of Zimbabwe’s Mugabe

China role seen in military’s sidelining of Zimbabwe’s Mugabe

by WorldTribune Staff, November 17, 2017 Zimbabwe’s military seized control and placed 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe under house arrest just days after the army’s commander had met with senior Chinese military leaders, a report said. Observers have speculated that Constantino Chiwenga visited China to seek Beijing’s approval for a possible move against Mugabe, CNN reported […]

Zimbabwe’s 93-year-old ruler, Robert Mugabe, under house arrest

Zimbabwe’s 93-year-old ruler, Robert Mugabe, under house arrest

by WorldTribune Staff, November 15, 2017 Zimbabwe’s aging ruler Robert Mugabe was placed under house arrest by the nation’s army, which denied a coup was taking place. A Zimbabwean army officer, Maj. Gen. Sibusiso Moyo, went on air and denied there was a coup, but said the military was targeting “criminals” around President Mugabe. “This […]

Freedom House: Governments’ increasing use of social media undermining democracy

Freedom House: Governments’ increasing use of social media undermining democracy

by WorldTribune Staff, November 14, 2017 Governments in 30 countries manipulated information on social media in an effort to advance their agendas and suppress dissent, a U.S.-based rights group said in its annual report on Internet freedom. “Paid commentators, trolls, bots, false news sites, and propaganda outlets were among the techniques used by leaders to […]

AG Sessions weighs special counsel for Clinton Foundation-Uranium One deal

AG Sessions weighs special counsel for Clinton Foundation-Uranium One deal

by WorldTribune Staff, November 14, 2017 A special counsel could be appointed to investigate the Clinton Foundation’s involvement in a deal that transferred 20 percent of U.S. uranium deposits to Russia. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is leaving open the possibility that a special counsel could be appointed to look into the Obama-era Uranium One deal, […]

Multiple choice: Germany, like U.S., must now recognize third gender on birth certificates

Multiple choice: Germany, like U.S., must now recognize third gender on birth certificates

by WorldTribune Staff, November 10, 2017 Germany’s constitutional court has ruled the government must allow for a third gender on German birth certificates. The court in Karlsruhe ruled that the government has until the end of 2018 to pass a law specifying a category other than male or female. The category could be called “inter” […]

Here’s not looking at you: Survey finds most millennials prefer online communications

Here’s not looking at you: Survey finds most millennials prefer online communications

by WorldTribune Staff, October 20, 2017 For a generation whose mobile devices have become appendages, texting is the preferred method of communication over actual face-to-face conversation, a survey found. A LivePerson survey of 4,000 18- to 34-year-olds found that “The vast majority of millennials and younger adults (Generation Z) in England, Germany, Australia, Japan, France, […]

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