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Russian hack of White House ‘far more worrisome than has been publicly acknowledged’

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Special to WorldTribune.com Russian hackers who tapped into the White House computer system last year were able to read President Barack Obama’s unclassified e-mail, the New York Times reported on April 25, citing unnamed U.S. officials. A White House spokeswoman […]

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The backstory to Russia’s S-300 missile sale to Iran, defying bans

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com At the most critical juncture of the difficult 6-party talk with Iran on ending Tehran’s nuclear program, the Kremlin announced it was lifting the ban on exporting to Iran an advanced missile defense […]

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Report: Clinton Foundation got major donations amid Russian uranium deal

Hillary and Bill Clinton.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The New York Times has reported that leaders of a Canadian mining company with extensive U.S. uranium stakes made large donations to the Clinton family foundation at a time when Russia […]

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North Korea warms to Russia, with preparations for Kim visit to Moscow

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, EastAsiaIntel.com SE0UL — North Korea has stepped up efforts to bolster relations with Russia, which has impacted calculations by China and South Korea on their ties the reclusive nation. Top Pyongyang officials have visited […]

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Iran nuclear talks move from ‘framework’ to the fine-tuning stages

Iran Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi  and U.S. Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman in Vienna.

Special to WorldTribune.com Negotiators are meeting in Vienna in attempts to reach a deal that limits Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. U.S. Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi, and EU official Helga […]

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Boat with hundreds fleeing Libya sinks in Mediterranean

An Italian coast guard vessel and helicopter search for survivors on April 19. / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Italian media reports say as many as 700 people are feared dead after a boat packed with migrants capsized overnight off the Libyan coast. As news of the tragedy spread, French […]

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Regrets: Only 25 countries to join Putin’s WWII victory gala on Red Square

Vladimir Putin. / Vida Press nuotr

The U.S.-led boycott threatens to rain on Vladimir Putin’s military parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. The Kremlin is concerned that too few party-goers will attend its major celebration. The military parade […]

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India’s Modi continues his year-one diplomatic whirlwind with a week in Europe

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius in Paris on April 10. / I. Langsdon / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Dhruva Jaishankar, German Marshall Fund of the United States WASHINGTON — Diplomatically speaking, it has been a busy first year in power for India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi. In addition to hosting the leaders of the United […]

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With new arrests, Morocco continues aggressive security response to ISIL threat

Tunisians living in Morocco demonstrate on behalf of victims of the attack by on the National Bardo Museum in Tunis, on March 20. The signs pictured carry the messages "With my blood I fight for my country", left, and "Viva Tunisia", right.  Stringer / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Moroccan police have arrested a French woman of Moroccan origin and her male companion in the southern city of Safi for suspected links to Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. The statement on April 16 said the […]

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Play it again Sam . . . : Flashback on Russian plans to send Iran its S-300 missile system

Russia conducted a test of its S-300 missile system in 2013.

Iran in hurry for S-300 missile system but Moscow hints at delay April 14, 2015: An Iranian official says that Tehran believes Russia will deliver S-300 missile systems to the Middle East state this year, but a top ally of […]

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