Post-election surge seen in consumer confidence on economic outlook, stock investments

Post-election surge seen in consumer confidence on economic outlook, stock investments

by WorldTribune Staff, December 9, 2016 Consumer confidence is rapidly rising, and Americans have a much more optimistic outlook on the economy a month after Donald Trump’s election victory, a new survey says. The CNBC All-America Economic Survey for the fourth quarter found that the percentage of Americans who believe the economy will get better […]

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 […]

U.S. Congress passes ‘Global Magnitsky Rights’ defense bill in jab at Putin

U.S. Congress passes ‘Global Magnitsky Rights’ defense bill in jab at Putin

Special to WorldTribune.com By Mike Eckel, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The U.S. Congress has backed legislation giving the president new, broader authority to impose sanctions on human rights abusers worldwide, building on an earlier law that has infuriated the Kremlin. The measure, formally known as the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, passed […]

Grading this administration on Obama’s own report card

Grading this administration on Obama’s own report card

by WorldTribune Staff, December 9, 2016 After President Barack Obama delivered a summary of his achievements during his 2016 State of the Union address, the White House issued a press release with a list of the president’s accomplishments in his two terms. Victor Davis Hanson, a classicist and historian with the Hoover Institution at Stanford […]

Seventy-five years after the ‘day of infamy,’ a new challenge from the Far East

Seventy-five years after the ‘day of infamy,’ a new challenge from the Far East

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — On December 7, 1941, the United States was shocked and stunned from its nervous neutrality and thrust into the crucible of the Second World War. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor instantly changed the narrative for American involvement in WWII which had already been raging […]

Cuba festival bans film spotlighting Fidel Castro’s intolerance toward gays

Cuba festival bans film spotlighting Fidel Castro’s intolerance toward gays

by WorldTribune Staff, December 9, 2016 A film that exposes the horrendous treatment of homosexuals during Fidel Castro’s reign has been banned from a Cuban film festival. “Santa et Andres,” a film by 33-year-old Cuban Carlos Lechuga, was barred from the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana due to a “question of […]

U.S. official says coalition has killed 50,000 ISIL jihadists in ‘conservative estimate’

U.S. official says coalition has killed 50,000 ISIL jihadists in ‘conservative estimate’

by WorldTribune Staff, December 9, 2016 The U.S.-led coalition has killed at least 50,000 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) fighters, a U.S. official said on Dec. 8. “I am not into morbid counts but that kind of volume matters, that kind of impact on the enemy,” the senior official said, according to AFP. […]

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. […]

U.S. military and both Korean armies on alert as ‘progressives’ rampage on the streets of Seoul

U.S. military and both Korean armies on alert as ‘progressives’ rampage on the streets of Seoul

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The many thousands of protesters who’ve been marching toward the walls of the restored palace of Korea’s dynastic kings toward the Blue House of latter-day presidents have been ignoring a likely target. That’s the American embassy, looming large, brightly lit and carefully protected by hundreds of policemen and dozens […]

Bannon credits American industry and the ‘grit’ of ‘deplorables’ fathers and grandfathers for post-Pearl Harbor comeback

Bannon credits American industry and the ‘grit’ of ‘deplorables’ fathers and grandfathers for post-Pearl Harbor comeback

by WorldTribune Staff, December 8, 2016 It was the “grit and determination” of the grandfathers and fathers of those whom Hillary Clinton termed “deplorables” that turned World War II around in the wake of Pearl Harbor, Stephen K. Bannon, senior adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, said. “Pearl Harbor, particularly for veterans, is a big day […]

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