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Russia says ‘nyet’ at UN to MH-17 downing tribunal

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In a callous but not unexpected move to block an international inquiry on the fate of Malaysian flight #17 which was shot down over Ukraine just a year ago, Russia […]

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New Pentagon strategy greets growing ‘global disorder’ with a shrug

ISIL mortar attack in Hasakeh on June 28.  The Pentagon's new National Military Strategy notes that such non-traditional threats are on the rise. / Delil Souleiman / AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct The July 5 release of the Department of Defense’s “National Military Strategy of the United States” emphasizes what Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey describes as a global security environment […]

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Report details ‘dramatic’ rights abuses against Ukrainians who voted wrong in Putin referendum

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Describing the situation as a “collapse of law and order” in the territories controlled by the self-proclaimed rebel Republics, and amid on- going hostilities between the Ukrainian government troops and […]

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Good news on the global economy: Government programs to stifle entrepreneurial initiative worked!

The economies of Russia and Ukraine are projected to shrink.

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Amid modest economic growth worldwide, East Asia still leads the way. That’ s according to the UN’s updated “World Economic Situation Prospects” where the global economic growth is expected to […]

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Report: Putin sends unmarked heavy weapons to Ukraine for ‘Kremlin-manufactured war’

Tanks are seen on a freight train at a railway station in the Russian southern town of Matveev Kurgan, near the Russian-Ukrainian border on May 26.  /Reuters/Maria Tsvetkova

Special to WorldTribune.com Russia’s stealth military buildup near the border with Ukraine is evidence that President Vladimir Putin has ordered “direct military intervention” and is lying about it, a Washington-based think tank said on May 28 according to Radio Free […]

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U.S. President Obama: Best friend of Eurasia’s predators

Erdogan and Obama

Special to WorldTribune.com By Alexander Maistrovoy With Iran, another predator is set free during Obama’s cadence. They are not empires yet. They don’t have enough power or the resources for becoming such. However, all of them — Russians, Turks, Arabs, […]

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NATO, Ukraine call out Moscow on ‘deliberate destabilization’ of eastern Ukraine

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at a press conference on May 13. / epa

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty NATO and Ukraine are calling on Russia to stop its “continued and deliberate destabilization” of eastern Ukraine. In a joint statement issued after meeting in Turkey on May 13, NATO and […]

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Report: Clinton Foundation got major donations amid Russian uranium deal

Hillary and Bill Clinton.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The New York Times has reported that leaders of a Canadian mining company with extensive U.S. uranium stakes made large donations to the Clinton family foundation at a time when Russia […]

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Hello: Iran — with North Korea — already has nukes and missiles, and is on the move

Iranian President Hasan Rouhani, center, and North Korea's Kim Yong Nam, right, in Iran last August. / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs The Iran “nuclear” deal does not stop Iran gaining nuclear weapons. But it does have unintended consequences of global significance. Much hand-wringing by international commentators accompanied the revelation that a deal had been […]

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Moscow essentially annexes South Ossetia one year after taking Crimea

Vladimir Putin, Vladimir Konstantinov, Sergei Menyailo, Alexei Chalyi

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Seven years after Russia instigated and conducted a separatist war that was ostensibly for the independence of South Ossetia, Moscow has just virtually annexed the former Georgia territory. A comprehensive new agreement with […]

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