Adios Fidel, hola Cuba libre?

Adios Fidel, hola Cuba libre?

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — When Fidel Castro died at age 90, perhaps the greatest achievement of Cuba’s communist Commandante was to have defied ten American presidents and five decades of American opposition. During his 57 years in undisputed power, Castro excelled in playing the role of a socialist David […]

UN sanctions target N. Korea’s lucrative coal exports to China

UN sanctions target N. Korea’s lucrative coal exports to China

by WorldTribune Staff, December 1, 2016 New UN sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear program are squarely aimed at the North’s lucrative coal exports to China. Coal exports will be cut by about 60 percent under a strict new sales cap. Exports of copper, nickel, silver, zinc and the sale of statues will also […]

UN resolution damns ‘inhuman’ and ‘alarming’ North Korean rights abuses

UN resolution damns ‘inhuman’ and ‘alarming’ North Korean rights abuses

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — A powerful UN committee has scathingly criticized the systematic human rights abuses in communist North Korea.  In a damning ten-page resolution, the Third Committee has offered a detailed and precise indictment of a deteriorating human rights situation in the quaintly titled Democratic People’s Republic of […]

Trump aftershocks: He tapped the ‘democratic power of discontented voters’

Trump aftershocks: He tapped the ‘democratic power of discontented voters’

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler New York — A jarring electoral earthquake has rocked America with a stunning upset win by Donald J. Trump, the Republican insurgent candidate. The epicenter of the quake was centered in the South as expected, but reverberations and shockwaves went deep into the once industrial heartland of the […]

North Korea curses the world yet again and with more venom than ever

North Korea curses the world yet again and with more venom than ever

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk You have to credit the North Koreans with chutzpah ― the Yiddish word for “nerve,” brazen arrogance or insolence, all in untranslatable exclamation. The leaders of the world’s 20 strongest, most powerful nations were gathered in a solemn conclave in China, and in Pyongyang North Korea’s Supreme Leader did […]

Egypt blocks U.S.-drafted UN statement backing Turkish government

Egypt blocks U.S.-drafted UN statement backing Turkish government

by WorldTribune Staff, July 17, 2016 Egypt blocked a United Nations Security Council statement drafted by the United States that called on all parties to “respect the democratically elected government of Turkey,” diplomats said. The move came after Turkish forces loyal to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan turned back an alleged military coup on July 16. […]

UN pressing Turkey to investigate ‘alarming reports’ of rights abuses

UN pressing Turkey to investigate ‘alarming reports’ of rights abuses

Special to WorldTribune.com The UN is calling for an investigation into alleged human rights abuses in Turkey’s southeast region, citing instances of unarmed civilians being shot and rescue personnel being prevented from attending to those injured by Turkish troops. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, on May 10 said […]

Egyptian migrants killed in Libya by human traffickers

Egyptian migrants killed in Libya by human traffickers

Special to WorldTribune.com Human traffickers killed 13 Egyptian migrants in Libya in a dispute over money, the United Nations said. The UN has called for an investigation into the incident in Bani Walid. A local official said on April 27 that a group of Egyptians had killed three Libyan human traffickers in the dispute and […]

Syrian opposition rejects any idea that would allow Assad to say on in limited role

Syrian opposition rejects any idea that would allow Assad to say on in limited role

Special to WorldTribune.com An idea proposed during UN-chaired talks in Syria that would allow President Bashar Assad to retain power on an interim basis was immediately shot down by the Syrian opposition. Reports said the idea was put forward during a meeting on April 15 in Geneva between the opposition High Negotiations Committee (HNC) and […]

Khamenei: Missiles, not negotiations, are key to Iran’s future

Khamenei: Missiles, not negotiations, are key to Iran’s future

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says that missiles, not negotiations, are the key to his country’s future. Khamenei’s remark, posted on his official website on March 30, came as Western powers called for the UN Security Council to consider possible action in response to Iran’s […]

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