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 […]

Letter to a once-great nation: This election is about America, not Hillary

Letter to a once-great nation: This election is about America, not Hillary

Special to WorldTribune.com By Victor Jessop Dear fellow Americans, I was born in Australia and arrived in New York City for the first time on a cold winter day in January 1975. I spent my first night at the Commodore Hotel, which straddled Grand Central Station and which was later transformed into the impressive Grand […]

Syria’s Assad in interview claims secret coordination with U.S., hits ‘double standard’

Syria’s Assad in interview claims secret coordination with U.S., hits ‘double standard’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 1, 2016 Syrian President Bashar Assad accused the United States and other Western nations of a “double standard” for secretly dealing with him while publicly criticizing him and calling for him to step down. “This is the double standard of the West in general: They attack us politically and they send […]

Australia’s pro-Obama Gillard government clings to power, reduces defense spending

Australia’s pro-Obama Gillard government clings to power, reduces defense spending

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory Copley, Global Information System Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s Labor Party (ALP)-dominated coalition Government of Australia has clung to power without an express public mandate since the August 21, 2010, House of Representatives elections. This has been largely because its parliamentary majority has been guaranteed by four independent parliamentarians and one […]