Report: BuzzFeed, FBI embraced, did not seek to verify Russia dossier

Report: BuzzFeed, FBI embraced, did not seek to verify Russia dossier

by WorldTribune Staff, July 13, 2018 None of the charges made in ex-British spy Christopher Steele’s so-called Trump dossier have been confirmed. Yet, BuzzFeed published the dossier and the FBI used it as a springboard to launch the investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. And neither have been able to verify […]

Argentina presses Russia to arrest top Iranian official over 1994 Buenos Aires bombing

Argentina presses Russia to arrest top Iranian official over 1994 Buenos Aires bombing

by WorldTribune Staff, July 13, 2018 Argentina’s Foreign Ministry asked Russia to detain former Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Velayati for extradition in connection with the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires. Velayati was Iran’s foreign minister when a bomb destroyed the headquarters of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) on July […]

Peter Strzok discusses the blackmail issue and HR policies at the FBI

Peter Strzok discusses the blackmail issue and HR policies at the FBI

by WorldTribune Staff, July 13, 2018 The extramarital affair between anti-Trump FBI personnel Peter Strzok and Lisa Page left the two open to blackmail, Department of Justice officials and media reports have said. In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on July 12, however, Strzok said his “patriotism” made it impossible for him to be […]

FBI’s Page agrees to congressional testimony

FBI’s Page agrees to congressional testimony

by WorldTribune Staff, July 12, 2018 FBI lawyer Lisa Page, after defying a congressional subpoena on July 11, has agreed to testify before lawmakers on Capitol Hill on July 13. Page agreed to testify after House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and House Speaker Paul Ryan threatened to hold her in contempt. Lawmakers want to […]

Delays in returning remains of American war dead add to questions about N. Korea’s intent

Delays in returning remains of American war dead add to questions about N. Korea’s intent

by WorldTribune Staff, July 12, 2018 North Korean negotiators did not show up for scheduled talks with the United States regarding the repatriation of the remains of U.S. soldiers killed in the Korean War. The two sides were scheduled to meet in Panmunjom on July 12, but the North’s negotiators failed to show. “North Korea […]

Google boosts China military’s AI program; Objected to Pentagon’s

Google boosts China military’s AI program; Objected to Pentagon’s

by WorldTribune Staff, July 11, 2018 A former U.S. defense official called out Google for withdrawing from a Pentagon artificial intelligence program while the tech giant continues to aid China’s military. Google, after thousands of its employees voiced their objection, withdrew from the Pentagon’s Project Maven, which is developing artificial intelligence to help military analysts […]

China appears rattled by new Trump tariff threat

China appears rattled by new Trump tariff threat

by WorldTribune Staff, July 11, 2018 A “shocked” Beijing is increasingly worried about how far U.S. President Donald Trump will go in his threat of a trade war, analysts say. Trump on July 10 threatened to impose new tariffs on Chinese imports totaling approximately $200 billion. The new tariffs would be on top of 25 […]

Iran should wake up: Trump White House not messing around, Israeli minister warns

Iran should wake up: Trump White House not messing around, Israeli minister warns

by WorldTribune Staff, July 11, 2018 The leadership in Teheran should not underestimate the Trump administration’s resolve to keep nuclear weapons out of the Iranian regime’s hands, an Israeli minister said. “The U.S. will be willing to use military pressure and even military action against Iran in the event that it returns to work to […]

Trump pardons Oregon ranchers over ‘disproportionate’ sentence

Trump pardons Oregon ranchers over ‘disproportionate’ sentence

by WorldTribune Staff, July 11, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump issued full pardons for two Oregon ranchers who the president said were serving “unjust” sentences due to an “overzealous appeal” filed by the Obama administration. Dwight Hammond, Jr., 76, and his son Steven Hammond, 49, were pardoned by Trump. “The Hammonds are multi-generation cattle ranchers […]

Senate, critics of Turkey’s Erdogan press U.S. to stop sale of 100 F-35s

Senate, critics of Turkey’s Erdogan press U.S. to stop sale of 100 F-35s

by WorldTribune Staff, July 10, 2018 U.S. senators, Israeli officials and other critics of Islamist President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are calling on the U.S. to halt the sale of up to 100 F-35 stealth fighter jets to Turkey. Lockheed Martin on June 21 announced the roll-out of Turkey’s first two F-35s in an official ceremony […]