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U.S.-UK ‘special relationship’ on the rocks? Socialist who compared U.S. to ISIL seen as Labor Party leader

Jeremy Corbyn

Special to WorldTribune.com A socialist politician who has compared the U.S. military to Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) and seeks closer ties with Vladimir Putin is topping the polls in the race to lead Britain’s Labor Party. Jeremy […]

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Ex-Iran President Rafsanjani’s son begins 10-year jail term

Mehdi Hashemi.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The son of former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani began a 10-year prison term for financial crimes, including embezzlement, and security offenses. Mehdi Hashemi presented himself to Tehran’s Evin prison on […]

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Slaughter in Tunisia spurs British to prioritize counter-terrorism


Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct Stung by the death last month of 30 Britons among 38 murdered while on holiday at a beach resort in Sousse, Tunisia at the hands of Islamic extremists, British Prime Minister David […]

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Iran deal is done, Obama’s legacy is set, money starts to flow, who laughs last?


Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — A rhetorical tsunami followed the signing of the landmark nuclear limitation deal between Iran and six world powers in Vienna. On the one hand President Barack Obama and his tireless […]

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Nuclear agreement with Iran a diplomatic disaster of historic proportion


Special to WorldTribune.com Sarah N. Stern The Obama administration has entered into a nuclear deal between the P5+1 powers and the Islamic Republic of Iran that is more deplorable than we had even anticipated. The deal threatens the security of […]

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America’s crucial credibility abroad declines with the loss of trust — and respect


Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct The retrenchment of U.S. foreign policy under Barack Obama is triggering major changes in relations with formerly stout allies around the globe. In Europe, Asia and the Middle East, trust in the […]

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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


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


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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