N. Korea warns U.S. on regime change talk as key Russian visits Pyongyang

N. Korea warns U.S. on regime change talk as key Russian visits Pyongyang

by WorldTribune Staff, July 25, 2017 Any attempt by the United States to oust the Kim Jong-Un regime in North Korea will result in Pyongyang launching a nuclear strike “at the heart of the U.S.,” the North’s state news agency said on July 25. The threat came as Pyongyang hosted Russia’s deputy nuclear negotiator. “Should […]

North Korea lashes out at new international criticism on rights

North Korea lashes out at new international criticism on rights

by WorldTribune Staff, July 23, 2017 A North Korea propaganda website on July 22 blasted those it says are “making a fuss” over Pyongyang’s human rights record, Yonhap reported. In the past week, both South Korea liberal government and Britain, which has an active North Korean embassy, have voiced concerns over what they say are […]

Despite tough UN sanctions, N. Korean economy grew 3.9 percent last year

Despite tough UN sanctions, N. Korean economy grew 3.9 percent last year

by WorldTribune Staff, July 21, 2017 Sparked by its mining industry, North Korea’s economy grew by 3.9 percent in 2016, marking the highest growth for the isolated communist nation since 1999, according to South Korea’s central bank. China accounts for nearly 90 percent of North Korea’s foreign trade, and mineral resources are a key part […]

U.S. to ban travel to N. Korea: Embassy urges Americans to exit ‘immediately’

U.S. to ban travel to N. Korea: Embassy urges Americans to exit ‘immediately’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 21, 2017 The Trump administration is advising all U.S. nationals in North Korea to leave “immediately” as the State Department said it will soon issue a ban on American tourism to the communist nation. Koryo Tours and Young Pioneer Tours, who both operate in North Korea, said on July 21 that […]

Going rogue in Seoul: Leftists’ dream president suddenly hints South Korea should ‘go nuclear’

Going rogue in Seoul: Leftists’ dream president suddenly hints South Korea should ‘go nuclear’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON – The standoff on the Korean peninsula is entering a new phase. While President Moon Jae-In calls for talks with North Koreans, he is also honoring the U.S.-Korean alliance and insisting the North give up its nuclear program. Can Moon have it both ways? He’s besieged by protesters […]

Panda-hugging fine, but Chinese Communist Party censors Winnie the Pooh

Panda-hugging fine, but Chinese Communist Party censors Winnie the Pooh

by WorldTribune Staff, July 18, 2017 China’s maximum leader Xi Jin Ping has more titles than most of his predecessors. He is president of the People’s Republic of China, secretary general of the Chinese Communist Party and Chairman of the all-powerful Central Military Commission. None of this is to be taken lightly, and socialists of […]

Columnist: Al Gore got rich by scaring ‘little kids witless’

Columnist: Al Gore got rich by scaring ‘little kids witless’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 17, 2017 None of Al Gore’s many apocalyptic climate scenarios have materialized, yet the former U.S. vice president has become a very rich man via that very scaremongering, a columnist for The Daily Telegraph wrote. “Any normal person with such a woeful record of accuracy as Gore would be ashamed to […]

S. Korea proposes direct talks with North as U.S. prepares new sanctions

S. Korea proposes direct talks with North as U.S. prepares new sanctions

by WorldTribune Staff, July 17, 2017 The government of South Korean President Moon Jae-In has made its first formal overture to North Korea, proposing direct military talks between Seoul and Pyongyang. South Korea’s Defense Ministry proposed talks between representatives of the two countries’ militaries that would be held on July 21 at Tongil-gak on the […]

Why communist China’s first foreign military base? Location, Location, Location

Why communist China’s first foreign military base? Location, Location, Location

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Nearly six hundred years ago, huge Chinese fleets plied the Indian Ocean sailing as far as Arabia and the East African coast. The epic seaborne expeditions carried out between 1405 and 1432 under Adm. Cheng Ho and during the glorious Ming Dynasty were larger and […]

China deploys troops to first overseas base at strategic site in Djibouti

China deploys troops to first overseas base at strategic site in Djibouti

by WorldTribune Staff, July 13, 2017 China continued the rapid extension of its global military reach this week as ship transporting troops set sail for Djibouti to be stationed at the nation’s first overseas military base. Djibouti’s strategic position on the northwestern edge of the Indian Ocean and the southern entrance to the Red Sea […]

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