Gloom: A world of uncertainty and in America, a union that may not hold

Gloom: A world of uncertainty and in America, a union that may not hold

Special to WorldTribune.com Editor’s Note: The following analysis echoes assessments heard last week in Washington from normally upbeat insiders. One former CIA analyst who held senior posts in an Democrat administration wonders if the U.S. will survive and doesn’t want to eywitness its demise. Another veteran warrior, in but not of the “Swamp”, suggested that […]

Kim Jong-Un warns U.S. ally to keep distance from ‘reckless’ Trump

Kim Jong-Un warns U.S. ally to keep distance from ‘reckless’ Trump

by WorldTribune Staff, October 22, 2017 North Korea cautioned Australia against backing the “reckless moves” of U.S. President Donald Trump. A letter from North Korea’s Foreign Affairs Committee sent to Australia’s embassy in Indonesia urges the U.S. ally and other nations to “discharge their due mission and duty in realizing the desire of mankind for […]

Crowns vs chaos: Brexit and Trump repudiated governance by ‘urban globalists’

Crowns vs chaos: Brexit and Trump repudiated governance by ‘urban globalists’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs What form of governance is “best”? What is most durable? What is most equitable? What produces the best economic results? These questions are usually posed — and the answers are usually imposed — as though a universally applicable model could be found by […]

Remember the time when Americans could laugh at themselves? Now there’s Australian TV

Remember the time when Americans could laugh at themselves? Now there’s Australian TV

Special to WorldTribune.com By Karen Hagestad Cacy, Fairfax Free Citizen, Aug. 13, 2017 COLORADO SPRING, Colorado – There’s prostitution. There’s booze and drugs aplenty. There’s organized crime mixed with decaying local government. Australia’s hit television series, “Rake,” takes American viewers back in time when personal insults weren’t called “bullying,” and when language was so free-wheeling […]

Trump, Xi huddle by phone on Korea; Pyongyang threatens Seoul for aligning with West

Trump, Xi huddle by phone on Korea; Pyongyang threatens Seoul for aligning with West

by WorldTribune Staff, August 13, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke by phone on Aug. 12 and reached an agreement that North Korea “must stop its provocative and escalatory behavior,” the White House said in a statement. Trump and Xi “also reiterated their mutual commitment to the denuclearization of the […]

Columnist: Al Gore got rich by scaring ‘little kids witless’

Columnist: Al Gore got rich by scaring ‘little kids witless’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 17, 2017 None of Al Gore’s many apocalyptic climate scenarios have materialized, yet the former U.S. vice president has become a very rich man via that very scaremongering, a columnist for The Daily Telegraph wrote. “Any normal person with such a woeful record of accuracy as Gore would be ashamed to […]

Top adviser to Pope Francis faces criminal charges on sex offenses in Australia

Top adviser to Pope Francis faces criminal charges on sex offenses in Australia

by WorldTribune Staff, June 29, 2017 One of the most senior advisers to Pope Francis announced he will return to Australia to face criminal charges for alleged sex offenses in what is being seen as a blow to the Vatican where he has been residing. Australian Cardinal George Pell has been granted a leave of […]

As Trump returns, McCain embarks on overseas apology tour

As Trump returns, McCain embarks on overseas apology tour

by WorldTribune Staff, May 30, 2017 The 2008 GOP candidate who lost to a two-term U.S. president known for expressing regrets about his country while abroad has gone down under to apologize for Barack Obama’s Republican succcessor. Sen. John McCain, in a May 30 speech in Sydney, Australia, said President Donald Trump had unsettled some […]

With focus on North Korea, China avoids neighbors’ criticism

With focus on North Korea, China avoids neighbors’ criticism

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Two significant geopolitical issues dominate East Asia; the North Korean nuclear showdown and China’s maritime claims and expansion in the disputed South China Sea. Given the dangerous brinksmanship on the Korean peninsula, the UN Security Council held a landmark meeting to refocus global attention on […]

‘Meaningless’ without U.S.: Japan rejects plan to salvage TPP

‘Meaningless’ without U.S.: Japan rejects plan to salvage TPP

by WorldTribune Staff, January 25, 2017 Saying the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is “meaningless” without the United States, Japan on Jan. 25 rejected Australia’s effort to salvage the trade agreement. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull had suggested China be brought in as a replacement for the U.S. after President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the […]