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 […]

New UN secretary general starts new job ‘without Illusions’

New UN secretary general starts new job ‘without Illusions’

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The page has been turned. And the new UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres of Portugal has assumed office with a stoically realistic vision of both the crises and opportunities facing the international community. In his first remarks to staff Guterres stated, “I think we should […]

New UN chief sets 2017 resolution for world: ‘Put peace first’

New UN chief sets 2017 resolution for world: ‘Put peace first’

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Newly installed United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said he wants to make 2017 a year to “put peace first.” Guterres, who replaced Ban Ki-moon on Jan. 1 as UN chief, said in a message that he will be working to resolve people trapped in wars […]

Trump’s world: How to distinguish between allies, friendly rogue states and bad actors?

Trump’s world: How to distinguish between allies, friendly rogue states and bad actors?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON – The U.S. refusal to veto the UN Security Council resolution attacking Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory as “a flagrant violation” of international law has triggered cries of outrage worthy of full-scale hostilities. You might think, from the responses of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, that President Barack […]

Greatest Hits, No. 14: Obama to hand over control of the Internet — created by the U.S. military — on Oct. 1

Greatest Hits, No. 14: Obama to hand over control of the Internet — created by the U.S. military — on Oct. 1

by WorldTribune Staff, August 18, 2016 President Barack Obama is set to relinquish the last vestiges of U.S. control of the Internet. Barring “any significant impediment” the Department of Commerce will finalize the transition effective Oct. 1, Assistant Secretary of Commerce Lawrence Strickling said on Aug. 16. The U.S. Department of Defense awarded contracts as […]

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