U.S. objects as Putin drives truck opening bridge to ‘occupied Crimea’

U.S. objects as Putin drives truck opening bridge to ‘occupied Crimea’

by WorldTribune Staff, May 16, 2018 The United States has condemned Moscow’s opening of the Kerch Strait Bridge between Russia and Crimea. Russian President Vladimir Putin drove an orange Kamaz truck across the bridge as he opened the road to car traffic on May 15. “In different historical epochs, even under the tsar priests, people […]

‘Time to rip off the Band-Aid’: Reports point to FBI spy in Trump campaign, MI5 involvement

‘Time to rip off the Band-Aid’: Reports point to FBI spy in Trump campaign, MI5 involvement

by WorldTribune Staff, May 15, 2018 The FBI appears to have successfully inserted a spy into the Trump campaign, reports say. “When the FBI talks about a source, they talk about someone who is an average citizen who uses their credentials, their job as a way of spying for the agency,” the Wall Street Journal’s […]

Report on Mueller’s own Russian conflict spotlights fate of forgotten American hostage in Iran

Report on Mueller’s own Russian conflict spotlights fate of forgotten American hostage in Iran

by WorldTribune Staff, May 15, 2018 A Russian oligarch who is now a witness in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation spent millions of dollars in an attempt to rescue an American held hostage in Iran at the time Mueller was director of the FBI, a report said. Details of the FBI’s 2009 deal with Russian […]

Iran foreign ministry warns Europe, Zarif on emergency tour to save nuclear deal

Iran foreign ministry warns Europe, Zarif on emergency tour to save nuclear deal

by WorldTribune Staff, May 14, 2018 In a bid to salvage its nuclear deal after the U.S. withdrew last week, Iran on May 13 issued an ultimatum to European signatories of the deal to assure Teheran’s interests are looked out for. “The Europeans have between 45 and 60 days to give the necessary guarantees to […]

Moscow: 28 Israeli jet fighters answer Iran strike, fire 60 missiles at Syria targets

Moscow: 28 Israeli jet fighters answer Iran strike, fire 60 missiles at Syria targets

by WorldTribune Staff, May 10, 2018 Israeli warplanes hit dozens of Iranian military targets in Syria on May 9 in one of its largest military operations in recent years. Russia’s Defense Ministry reported that 28 Israeli planes took part in the airstrikes and fired a total of around 60 missiles. “28 Israeli F-15 and F-16 […]

2nd Mueller setback: Indicted Russian firm pleads not guilty, demands speedy trial

2nd Mueller setback: Indicted Russian firm pleads not guilty, demands speedy trial

by WorldTribune Staff, May 10, 2018 A Russian company indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller pleaded “not guilty” in federal court on May 7. Lawyers for Concord Management and Consulting, LLC also demanded a speedy trial and said they intend to invoke “discovery” to obtain U.S. intelligence about what the agencies knew of Russian activities […]

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan fail to agree on Nile dispute

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan fail to agree on Nile dispute

by WorldTribune Staff, May 9, 2018 Talks between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan over a massive Nile River dam project ended last week with no agreement reached. Technical talks among irrigation ministers of the three countries in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, ended with no deal, Hossam el-Emam, a spokesperson for Egypt’s Irrigation Ministry, told The […]

Chinese ‘military grade’ lasers injure two U.S. airmen in Djibouti

Chinese ‘military grade’ lasers injure two U.S. airmen in Djibouti

by WorldTribune Staff, May 4, 2018 The United States filed a formal diplomatic complaint after two U.S. airmen were injured by a Chinese laser in Djibouti, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) said. Pentagon spokeswoman Maj. Sheryll Klinke said the injuries were the result of an incident in which two pilots of a C-130 aircraft […]

House report finds ‘tradecraft’ failures in Russia assessment by intelligence community

House report finds ‘tradecraft’ failures in Russia assessment by intelligence community

by WorldTribune Staff, May 3, 2018 The conclusion reached by U.S. intelligence agencies that Russian President Vladimir Putin interfered on behalf of Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election is flawed, according to a majority report by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The report said the CIA’s Putin-Trump analysis violated standards, resulting in […]

Morocco cuts ties with Iran over Hizbullah support for Polisario Front

Morocco cuts ties with Iran over Hizbullah support for Polisario Front

by WorldTribune Staff, May 2, 2018 Morocco has severed diplomatic relations with Iran over its ties to an Algerian rebel group that seeks independence for Western Sahara. Morocco said the move was precipitated by Iran’s support for the Hizbullah terror organization, which Rabat claims has delivered weapons to the Polisario Front rebel group, AFP reported. […]