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Time to halt the drift in a very ‘special relationship’

President Ronald Reagan and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

Special to WorldTribune.com by Harlan Ullman Prior to Prime Minister David Cameron’s and the Conservative Party’s stunning and surprising electoral victory last week, the “special relationship” between the United States and Great Britain was very much in doubt. That relationship […]

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Japan poised to replace UK as America’s global strategic partner

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com With Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s week-long high-profile visit to the United States, a new global U.S. partnership is emerging that could replace the U.S. “special relationship” with Britain, which is fading fast […]

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Conservatives win big, but UK unlikely to return to the days (in 1805) of its 950-ship navy

David Cameron, left, with Commander John Livesey RN, said during the campaing that he would maintain his longstanding commitment for UK's submarine-based Trident nuclear deterrent.

Special to WorldTribune.com By GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs, in London. Britain’s general elections of May 7, 2015, quickly produced a decisive and unexpected result: an absolute majority in the House of Commons to the Conservative Party, ending the five-year run […]

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British conservatives defy the media prognosticators but now face tough realities

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Defying dire polls, deflating many media pundits, and derailing a left-wing lurch from the Labor Party, Prime Minister David Cameron Conservative Party swept back into power for a second term […]

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Iran’s Rouhani gets on the phone with French, British, Russian leaders

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iranian President Hassan Rohani spoke by telephone March 26 with the leaders of France, Britain, and Russia in an attempt to break an impasse that has held up a nuclear deal […]

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EU leader worries Jewish flight could threaten future of Euro

European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans.

Special to WorldTribune.com LONSON — The European Union has expressed concern over the prospect of a Jewish exodus. A senior official has warned that the flight of European Jews could harm member states. European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans acknowledged […]

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As Europe faces mounting threats, Turkey questions NATO role

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at U.S. Patriot missile system in Gaziantep, southeastern Turkey. / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com ANKARA — Turkey’s future role in NATO in increasingly uncertain. Officials said Turkey, with the second largest army, would not respond to a NATO decision to double its rapid-response force and form a new unit, Middle East […]

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Nuclear scare: Russian bombers skirted British border for hours

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com For 12 hours last month two Russian strategic bombers flew close to the sovereign air space of Great Britain in the English Channel, failing to communicate with either London or NATO before or […]

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Shameful: 70 years after Liberation of Paris rally, U.S. president was absent

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — More than a million people along with forty-four world leaders rallied in Paris to proclaim liberty and call for press freedoms in the wake of the radical Islamist media massacre […]

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Europol assesses continental threat from 5,000 returning jihad fighters

Europol director Rob Wainwright: "It is certainly the most serious terrorist threat Europe has faced since 9/11."

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — The European Union has determined that 5,000 nationals have been transformed into jihad fighters linked to Al Qaida and Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. The EU police force, Eupol, assessed that as many as […]

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