Trump at UN: ‘ If the righteous many do not confront the wicked few, then evil will triumph’

Trump at UN: ‘ If the righteous many do not confront the wicked few, then evil will triumph’

Special to WorldTribune.com Following is the text of President Donald Trump’s address to the UN General Assembly today, Sept. 19. Mr. Secretary General, Mr. President, world leaders, and distinguished delegates, welcome to New York. It is a profound honor to stand here in my home city as a representative of the American people to address […]

As UN convenes, N. Korea is only one crisis: Consider China-backed Burma’s ethnic cleansing

As UN convenes, N. Korea is only one crisis: Consider China-backed Burma’s ethnic cleansing

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Amid the backdrop of global conflicts and humanitarian crises, presidents, prime ministers, and potentates from 193 member states have gathered in New York for the 72nd annual General Assembly of the United Nations. The Autumn Assembly comes at a time of renewed political and humanitarian […]

Haley punch: UN Security Council toughens sanctions on North Korea

Haley punch: UN Security Council toughens sanctions on North Korea

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The United Nations Security Council on September 11 voted to tighten sanctions on North Korea over the country’s sixth and most powerful nuclear test, imposing a ban on the country’s textile exports and setting a limit on imports of crude oil. It was the ninth sanctions […]

U.S. diplomacy tightens sanctions on the one man ‘recklessly’ risking lives of millions

U.S. diplomacy tightens sanctions on the one man ‘recklessly’ risking lives of millions

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Will there be conflict on the Korean peninsula? Shall the long simmering tinderbox finally explode in a nuclear flash? Or shall everybody step back from the brink, take a deep breath and allow diplomacy to finally defuse this ticking time bomb in Korea? The answer […]

Nuclear blackmail, week 2: Iran tries to hold ‘world hostage’, U.S. warns

Nuclear blackmail, week 2: Iran tries to hold ‘world hostage’, U.S. warns

by WorldTribune Staff, August 16, 2017 After Iran, citing new sanctions imposed by the Trump administration, threatened to walk away from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Trump Administration was quick to respond. U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said the Islamic Republic can’t be allowed to “hold the world hostage” over […]

One world under China? Beijing rolls out BRI initiative; U.S. can’t agree on renewing its own infrastructure

One world under China? Beijing rolls out BRI initiative; U.S. can’t agree on renewing its own infrastructure

The Belt and Road Initiative is the vanguard for Beijing’s reach for global power. It may not work, given all the imponderables of a project on this scale, not to mention conflicting interests with nations along its route. But at least the Chinese are showing the kind of social energy necessary to achieve great things. […]

‘Expert’ fixes for the North Korea crisis: Seriously?

‘Expert’ fixes for the North Korea crisis: Seriously?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON ― North Korea pops off another ICBM, and suddenly the U.S. media is full of talking heads offering views and solutions. They range from the extremes of annihilating North Korea’s nuclear and missile facilities to, “Oh, just sign a peace treaty and everything will be okay.” It’s hard […]

UN secretary general bemoans refugee tsunami, appeals for consideration and assimilation

UN secretary general bemoans refugee tsunami, appeals for consideration and assimilation

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In an impassioned appeal to the media, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres decried the rising tide of refugees worldwide, but advised that ultimately political solutions to the crises remain the key to stem the tide creating chaotic human displacements. While more than 65 million people […]

UN Security Council merry go round selects rights abuser

UN Security Council merry go round selects rights abuser

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The annual election to choose five new non-permanent members of the UN Security Council produced both the expected and the near preposterous. The elections, actually selections by the 193 member General Assembly, saw no opposition for any of the two- year Council terms. Candidates were […]

U.S. prosecutors to detail ‘high-level’ conspiracy to evade Iran sanctions

U.S. prosecutors to detail ‘high-level’ conspiracy to evade Iran sanctions

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S. prosecutors said they will show that a Turkish-Iranian gold trader coordinated an illegal scheme to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions with people at “high levels” in Turkey and Iran. During a pretrial hearing in a Manhattan district court on April 24, Assistant U.S. Attorney Dennis […]

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