Pence warns North Korea not to test U.S. ‘resolve’

Pence warns North Korea not to test U.S. ‘resolve’

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S. Vice President Mike Pence warned North Korea not to test President Donald Trump’s resolve, saying that “all options are on the table” in curbing Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear weapons programs. Pence said during a press conference in Seoul on April 17 that recent U.S. military […]

A century after the ‘war to end all wars’, U.S. faces high stakes in Syria, Korea standoffs

A century after the ‘war to end all wars’, U.S. faces high stakes in Syria, Korea standoffs

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The parallel crises of Syria and North Korea has forced policymakers to simultaneously concentrate on two geopolitical challenges over which big power interests coincide and may collide. China, Russia and the USA, the primary Powers, along with Britain and France in the chorus, are entrenched […]

Time to once and for all solve Syria as the bloodshed enters seventh year

Time to once and for all solve Syria as the bloodshed enters seventh year

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Syria’s bloody conflict has entered its seventh year with unrelenting killings, displacements and bombardments being “one of the largest man-made humanitarian and protection crises in the world.” As the UN Humanitarian Chief Stephen O’Brien told the Security Council, “Hundreds of thousands of people have been […]

Global economy, porous borders provide ‘business model’ for unchecked human trafficking

Global economy, porous borders provide ‘business model’ for unchecked human trafficking

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Modern slavery is tragically thriving in the Twenty-first Century! While ethnic, religious and military conflicts seem to be the grist of news headlines, the quiet and brutal backstory from this global violence regards the vulnerable millions who have been displaced as migrants and refugees. Ironically […]

North Korean defector living in Russia fights potentially fatal deportation

North Korean defector living in Russia fights potentially fatal deportation

Special to WorldTribune.com By Farangis Najibullah, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Choe Myong Bok has lived in Russia since 1999, has carved out a living working odd jobs, and resides in St. Petersburg with his partner and their two young children. But the North Korean defector’s life in Russia has been one on the […]

U.S. Amb. Nikki Haley in debut hits Russia on Ukraine, Europe’s forgotten conflict

U.S. Amb. Nikki Haley in debut hits Russia on Ukraine, Europe’s forgotten conflict

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The rumble of artillery and the cracks of Kalashnikovs shatter the Winter chill. The refugees, the displaced and the injured have become part of the broken landscape which reflects the agony of previous battles. Yet the wider silence is broken by the unwavering voices who remind us that […]

U.S. calls urgent UN Security Council meeting over Iran missile test

U.S. calls urgent UN Security Council meeting over Iran missile test

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The United Nations Security Council scheduled an urgent meeting for January 31 to discuss an Iranian ballistic missile test at the request of the United States. “In light of Iran’s January 29 launch of a medium-range ballistic missile, the United States has requested urgent consultations of […]

Trump world: What The Donald inherits

Trump world: What The Donald inherits

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Chaos, Conflict and Crisis are some of the words describing the combustible global situation the new American President Donald J. Trump inherits from his predecessor. Far from a stable world order, Donald Trump is entering a complex foreign maze in which he must decipher, decode […]

U.S., citing Iran’s arming of Hizballah, urges UN to enforce arms embargo

U.S., citing Iran’s arming of Hizballah, urges UN to enforce arms embargo

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power on January 18 expressed concern that Iran is supplying weapons to Lebanon’s Hizballah in violation of an arms embargo imposed by the United Nations Security Council. Power said Iran’s arming of Hizballah “continues to destabilize the Middle East” and urged the council […]

New UN Chief calls for new priority: Conflict prevention

New UN Chief calls for new priority: Conflict prevention

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS— Calling for a major reappraisal of how the international community responds to a widening series of conflicts, and challenging policymakers to take a courageous look at a new template to maintain global peace and security, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, made a bold and far reaching […]

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