UK wary of Russian support for Libyan general; Trump’s position unclear

UK wary of Russian support for Libyan general; Trump’s position unclear

by WorldTribune Staff, February 23, 2017 Russia’s defense minister has warned the UK against interfering in Moscow’s foreign policy after Britain’s defense secretary said “we don’t need the bear sticking his paws” into Libya. Sir Michael Fallon had criticized talks held between Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu and Libyan National Army commander Gen. Khalifa Haftar, […]

$418 million arms sale to Kenya on Obama’s last day in office raises questions

$418 million arms sale to Kenya on Obama’s last day in office raises questions

by WorldTribune Staff, February 22, 2017 Lawmakers have requested a congressional investigation into a $418 million weapons sale to Kenya on Jan. 19, former President Barack Obama’s last day in office. The State Department approved the sale to Kenya of 14 weaponized crop-duster-like planes — including two trainer planes and services, for missions against terrorist […]

Media mock Trump’s Sweden comment as European press covers continuing crime wave

Media mock Trump’s Sweden comment as European press covers continuing crime wave

by WorldTribune Staff, February 20, 2017 The media was quick to jump on U.S. President Donald Trump’s comments on the “problems” Sweden is having with Muslim migrants. Meanwhile, Swedish police say the wave of crime committed by migrants from Muslim-majority countries is all too real. Riots reportedly broke out in the highly immigrant concentrated Stockholm […]

EU anxiety: ‘We are worried and should be worried’

EU anxiety: ‘We are worried and should be worried’

by WorldTribune Staff, February 21, 2017 U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s pledge of America’s “steadfast and enduring” commitment to the European Union (EU) did little to calm anxious EU supporters who heard a different message coming from White House chief strategist Steve Bannon. “We are worried and we should be worried,” Thomas Matussek, senior adviser […]

Geostrategy: Russia takes the Arctic seriously, U.S. has only two icebreakers

Geostrategy: Russia takes the Arctic seriously, U.S. has only two icebreakers

by WorldTribune Staff, February 20, 2017 Russia, with nearly 40 icebreakers, is dominating the battle for the Arctic over the United States, which has just two of the vessels, a key Congressional leader said. Rep. Duncan Hunter, a California Republican and chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee on Coast Guard and maritime transportation, […]

French socialist candidate’s gaffe seen boosting Marine Le Pen’s presidential campaign

French socialist candidate’s gaffe seen boosting Marine Le Pen’s presidential campaign

by WorldTribune Staff, February 20, 2017 National Front presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is rising in the polls after socialist candidate Emmanuel Macron sparked a major uproar by calling French colonialism a “crime against humanity.” Analysts say Macron all but handed Le Pen “an electoral gift.” A Feb. 20 OpinionWay poll showed Le Pen with […]

Major media narrative on Flynn, Russia ties sinks as facts come to light

Major media narrative on Flynn, Russia ties sinks as facts come to light

by WorldTribune Staff, February 17, 2017 The major media’s narrative of inappropriate, even treasonous, ties between ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Russia is receding as the facts begin to emerge. CNN reported that the FBI will not be pursuing any criminal investigation involving Flynn’s phone call with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. “The […]

Mattis: U.S.-Russia military collaboration not possible at this time

Mattis: U.S.-Russia military collaboration not possible at this time

by WorldTribune Staff, February 17, 2017 Military collaboration between the United States and Russia against Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria is unlikely anytime soon, U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis said. “We are not in a position right now to collaborate on a military level. But our political leaders will engage and try to find […]

Swedish police admit refugee crime wave is out of their control

Swedish police admit refugee crime wave is out of their control

by WorldTribune Staff, January 30, 2017 Overwhelmed by a surge in violent crime, police in Malmo, Sweden have appealed to the public for assistance. Much of the violence originates in the city’s Rosengard district, which has been labeled the “most notorious refugee ghetto” in Sweden. Over 80 percent of Rosengard’s residents are migrants and less […]

Sudan seen abandoning Muslim Brotherhood to repair relations with Egypt

Sudan seen abandoning Muslim Brotherhood to repair relations with Egypt

by WorldTribune Staff, February 16, 2017 Sudan has reportedly been expelling Muslim Brotherhood members in an effort to mend ties with Egypt. Khartoum in the past two months has expelled “tens” of Muslim Brotherhood members who sought refuge in Sudan following the ouster of Mohammed Morsi, according to a report by the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper. The […]

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