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The critical foreign policy issues Donald Trump’s foreign policy speech needed to tackle

Donald Trump at the National Press Club on April 27.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Donald Trump’s much ballyhooed foreign policy speech was a minor disaster. Not only did Trump fail to set out a succinct foreign policy philosophy and agenda, but the speech itself [even with a […]

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Report: ‘Deep and disturbing decline in media freedoms’ … including in the USA and Europe

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Governments throughout the world seem increasingly nervous if not paranoid over a free press and media, according to a searingly poignant survey by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). The annual survey […]

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A filmmaker’s stealth coup: Zooming in on North Korean mind control

By letting his cameras tell the rest of the story, Russian filmmaker Vitaly Mansky committed an act of stealth journalism that left his North Korean handlers fuming. / Vitaly Mansky / IDFA

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, EastAsiaIntel.com Russian documentary filmmaker Vitaly Mansky has managed to bamboozle his North Korean hosts in a confidence game that’s one of the greater journalistic coups ever scored against the regime. Mansky, having given the […]

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Presidential primary circus does New York

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler NEW YORK CITY — The seemingly never ending presidential primary circus came through New York with the predictable partisan name calling and puerile political promises. For much of the campaign the political charges […]

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By ‘invitation’ only: North Korea’s blunt force approach to foreign language education

The father of Japanese abductee, Megumi Yokota, holds a picture of his daughter at 13 and then at 20 in North Korea. / Koichi Kamoshida / Getty

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, EastAsiaIntel.com North Koreans some years ago had an unusual way of acquiring professional expertise in teaching people foreign languages. Rather than advertise for teachers, they kidnapped native speakers. Most of them were Japanese, but […]

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Hillary’s e-mails: What is obvious, but not openly discussed

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Not a lot that is being said by the talking heads makes sense in the case of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails. First of all, everything would tell us that any domestic or foreign political […]

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Modern slavery: Silent scourge that reduces humans to commodities is a $150 billion business

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Calling for an end to “human trafficking and other forms of human slavery,” British Cardinal Vincent Nichols presented a stunning testimony against the “resurgence of slavery” where up to 21 […]

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The Trump theat: Patriotic nationalist terrifies a corrupt globalist establishment

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign stop Wednesday, March 30, 2016, in Appleton, Wis. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Special to WorldTribune.com Jeffrey T. Kuhner The Boston Globe just hit a new low. Its recent fake front page allegedly demonstrating the violence, riots and chaos a Donald Trump presidency would unleash is more than gutter journalism. It is pure […]

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Do North Korean propaganda writers really want to channel Abraham Lincoln

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, EastAsiaIntel.com WASHINGTON – Credit someone in North Korea with a sense of historical irony. Who would have thought anyone up there would have dreamed of writing an imaginary letter from Abraham Lincoln to President […]

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China closely watching as Burma evolves from a socialist winter

Leader of National League for Democracy party (NLD) and Myanmar's new Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, right shakes hands with visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, left in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Tuesday, April 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — A new dawn has come to Burma. At long last the political pariah state, also known as Myanmar, has ushered in a new civilian government in which Nobel Peace Prize […]

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