Spy fiction or malware? A closer look at a ‘dodgy’ Russia dossier on Trump

Spy fiction or malware? A closer look at a ‘dodgy’ Russia dossier on Trump

by WorldTribune Staff, January 13, 2017 The “dodgy” dossier on President-elect Donald Trump allegedly compiled by a former British agent reads more like a spy novel than an intelligence document, media critics said. The latest Trump “narrative” wasn’t that big of a secret. It had been shopped around to multiple news outlets including big names […]

Boom: UK’s economy world’s strongest after Brexit shock

Boom: UK’s economy world’s strongest after Brexit shock

by WorldTribune Staff, January 6, 2017 The UK’s economy defied the gloom and doom predictions after the Brexit vote and ended the year with the strongest growth of the world’s advanced economies. Britain’s economy grew by 2.2 percent last year — more than the six other leading nations, including the United States, Germany and Japan. […]

Brexit boom: McDonald’s to bring European hub, 5,000 jobs to UK

Brexit boom: McDonald’s to bring European hub, 5,000 jobs to UK

by WorldTribune Staff, December 9, 2016 In a sign of its commitment to the UK after Brexit, McDonald’s Corp said on Dec. 8 it would move its international tax base to Britain from Luxembourg. The company, which said it would create over 5,000 jobs in Britain by the end of 2017, made the move after […]

UK’s P.M. May tells Gulf she is ‘clear-eyed’ about Iran threat but backs nuclear deal

UK’s P.M. May tells Gulf she is ‘clear-eyed’ about Iran threat but backs nuclear deal

by WorldTribune Staff, December 8, 2016 While insisting she is “clear-eyed” about Iran’s threat to the region, British Prime Minister Theresa May told the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on Dec. 7 that she supports Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers. The deal “was vitally important for regional security,” May said, according to The Wall Street Journal. […]

New British carriers to join allied effort to secure air, sea routes in South China Sea

New British carriers to join allied effort to secure air, sea routes in South China Sea

by WorldTribune Staff, December 2, 2016 British aircraft carriers will join freedom of navigation efforts in the South China Sea, the UK’s ambassador to the U.S. said on Dec. 1. “Certainly, as we bring our two new aircraft carriers onstream in 2020, and as we renew and update our defense forces, they will be seen […]

Tallow-ho: UK’s new plastic currency outrages vegans

Tallow-ho: UK’s new plastic currency outrages vegans

by WorldTribune Staff, December 1, 2016 If you give a British vegan a new fiver it will likely be considered an insult. Many vegan Brits are outraged over the new plastic 5 pound notes being circulated throughout the UK. Not because the note features a carnivore (Winston Churchill), but because it contains tallow, which is […]

Light-hearted Brexit champ Farage describes heavy threats from intolerant Left

Light-hearted Brexit champ Farage describes heavy threats from intolerant Left

by WorldTribune Staff, November 27, 2016 British Independence Party leader and Brexit champion Nigel Farage “can’t go anywhere” these days without being physically threatened by angry leftists. The 52-year-old father of four, whose family was chased out of a pub and had their car attacked by protesters last year, said the “aggro” had become worse […]

As the world watches, Aleppo descends into Dante’s Inferno

As the world watches, Aleppo descends into Dante’s Inferno

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — It’ s not often a senior UN official leaves a prepared and rigid script to emotionally describe a situation to delegates in the Security Council. But when Humanitarian Chief Stephen O’Brien told diplomats, “I am more or less at my wit’s end as a human […]

Fractured EU in panic mode at summit convened in aftermath of Trump triumph

Fractured EU in panic mode at summit convened in aftermath of Trump triumph

by WorldTribune Staff, November 14, 2016 In a move that was snubbed by Britain and France and called a “waste of time” by Hungary, a panicked European Union convened an emergency meeting on Nov. 13 to discuss Donald Trump’s U.S. victory. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, who called the special summit on the eve […]

Heard in London: Europe-wide anxiety on post-Nov. 8 U.S. policy

Heard in London: Europe-wide anxiety on post-Nov. 8 U.S. policy

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct When those in London are not fixated on the U.S. presidential election, they are immersed in their own set of controversial political issues. In late October a Geostrategy Direct editor was in the city to chair a multilateral cyber security conference and to participate in a series […]

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