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2016: Light vs darkness, time to solve Syria, opportunity in Latin America, rising China threat

Syria

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — It’s time to consult the crystal snow globe for a look at both the likely and unexpected events which will shape the New Year. Serious strife both in the Middle […]

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2015 GREATEST HITS, NO. 9: Obama administration intervened in Argentine probe of Iranian leader, Jewish center bombing

Ali-Akhbar-Velayati

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON, Jan. 23, 2015 — The United States pressed Argentina to end its investigation of Iranian complicity in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in which nearly 100 people were killed. Western diplomatic sources said the […]

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Argentina’s new leader takes bold steps to escape statism, with help from China

Argentina's new president, Mauricio Macri.

Special to WorldTribune.com GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs BUENOS AIRES — Market-oriented President Mauricio Macri of Argentina moved almost immediately after he was sworn in to office on Dec. 10, to radically transform the national economy and ethos, which had been […]

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New Argentine president opts to scrap Iran accord

Argentine President Mauricio Macri

Special to WorldTribune.com Newly-elected Argentine President Maruicio Macri’s decision to cancel an agreement that could have absolved Iran of responsibility for a 1994 terror attack on a Jewish facility in Buenos Aires was praised by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. […]

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Argentina questions Kerry on sanctions status of Iran general sought in ’94 terror attack

Gen. Ahmad Vahidi.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Argentina’s foreign minister is asking U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to clarify whether Washington’s nuclear deal with Iran includes removing from Interpol’s list an Iranian wanted in a major bombing […]

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China uses hard cash loans to surpass U.S. trade ties with Latin America

XiBling

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Prospecting for new trading partners, pressing for political influence in a vast region increasingly ignored by the United States, and possessed by a near unquenchable thirst for natural resources,the People’s […]

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Obama administration intervened in Argentine probe of Iranian leader, Jewish center bombing

Ali Akhbar Velayati.

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — The United States pressed Argentina to end its investigation of Iranian complicity in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in which nearly 100 people were killed. Western diplomatic sources said the administration of President […]

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Getting the band back together: Putin’s victory march through Latin America

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and Nicaragua’s First Lady Rosario Murillo, right, in Managua, on July 11.  /AFP/Presidencia de Nicaragua/César Pérez

UNITED NATIONS — It’s been a momentous week for Russian President Vladimir Putin. While the major media focused on his trip to Brazil to accept the handover for the next FIFA World Cup football tournament in Russia as well as […]

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Israeli defense firms find thriving market in South America

Elbit Systems' Hermes-450

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel has sought to expand its defense market in South America. Israel has offered a range of new and surplus combat platforms to a range of countries in South America. This includes fighter-jets, unmanned […]

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Gibraltar rocks again: Spain threatens anti-UK alliance with Argentina

Spain plans to close airspace for flights using Gibraltar airport.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Exactly 300 years after the Treaty of Utrecht settled the century-long royal spat between Spain and England, the last remaining territorial issue between the two countries flared up again in recent weeks. At […]

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