With Boeing deal in limbo, Iran goes shopping for planes at airshow in Britain

With Boeing deal in limbo, Iran goes shopping for planes at airshow in Britain

by WorldTribune Staff, July 18, 2016 As Congress moved to block Boeing’s sale of planes to Iran, the Islamic Republic is shopping elsewhere for airliners and searching for any financiers willing to risk the restoration of sanctions. Iranian airline executives visited the Farnborough Airshow in Britain last week for talks with potential sellers including Japan’s […]

UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May opposed Brexit, names Boris Johnson foreign minister

UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May opposed Brexit, names Boris Johnson foreign minister

Special to WorldTribune.com By GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs LONDON — Incoming UK Prime Minister Theresa May on the evening of July 13, 2016, was asked by the Sovereign, Queen Elizabeth II, to form a new Government, following the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron. Immediately after her audience with the Queen she announced the key […]

Jolly good? Post-Brexit politics cuts to the chase and only one lady is left standing

Jolly good? Post-Brexit politics cuts to the chase and only one lady is left standing

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk LONDON ― Nobody does politics like the Brits. Just as Hillary and the Trumpster were turning into bores in the U.S., along came an unpredictable change in the leadership of the United Kingdom. While one conservative takes over from another as prime minister, confusion reigns. For the benefit of […]

Russian officials zero in on opportunities provided by Brexit vote

Russian officials zero in on opportunities provided by Brexit vote

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct In the wake of the stunning UK vote to leave the European Union (EU), media attention is focused on the reaction from major European nations and the United States. As one of the Western alliance’s most prominent members, the UK also is in the forefront of the […]

NATO 2.0: More important now than ever

NATO 2.0: More important now than ever

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In a sense NATO has been a victim of its own success. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, also known as the Atlantic Alliance, has rested on its post Cold War laurels and the afterglow of the fall of the Berlin Wall and political freedom throughout […]

Letter from London: A lady warns Britain faces tougher challenges than Brexit angst

Letter from London: A lady warns Britain faces tougher challenges than Brexit angst

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk LONDON ― Here in the eye of Typhoon Brexit, the hot air, internet and print media reverberate with the shockwaves of what is seen as the End of Britain as we know it or a tempest in a teapot. The roar of the storm is such that it can […]

Brexit comes as a shock depending on which Brits you talk to

Brexit comes as a shock depending on which Brits you talk to

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON ― We’ve been reading for so long about Britain’s economic troubles, the social system and the culture intertwined with the country’s slow, not always graceful, decline, that the British exit from the European Union comes as less than a shock. Or if it is a shock, that’s because […]

The die is cast: Brexit will revive the ‘Special Relationship’ and sink the Eurocracy

The die is cast: Brexit will revive the ‘Special Relationship’ and sink the Eurocracy

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Back in 1887 the famous poet and storyteller Oscar Wilde quipped: ‘We [English] have really everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language’. We got another example of this malediction in the blah-blah-blah which has attended Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. What is most […]

Wave of the future? First robot lawyer overturns 160,000 parking tickets without breaking a sweat

Wave of the future? First robot lawyer overturns 160,000 parking tickets without breaking a sweat

by WorldTribune Staff, June 28, 2016 A robot lawyer, working pro bono, has gotten 160,000 parking tickets overturned, saving thousands of people in New York and London an estimated $3.9 million. The free online chatbot laywer, called DoNotPay, is touted as the “world’s first robot lawyer.” It was launched 21 months ago by self-taught British […]

Britain ‘open for business’ as Cameron rules out second Brexit referendum

Britain ‘open for business’ as Cameron rules out second Brexit referendum

by WorldTribune Staff, June 27, 2016 No do-overs for Remain. UK Prime Minister David Cameron, in a blow to to the anti-Brexit crowd, insisted they will not get a mulligan on the June 23 vote in which Leave triumphed. A second referendum is “not remotely on the cards,” Cameron’s spokesman said on June 27, responding […]

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