Ignoring Beijing’s warning, U.S. warship challenges China’s claim to artificial island in strategic waters

Ignoring Beijing’s warning, U.S. warship challenges China’s claim to artificial island in strategic waters

by WorldTribune Staff, May 25, 2017 In the first such freedom of navigation operation under President Donald Trump, a U.S. Navy warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of a Chinese artificial island in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said on May 24. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the USS Dewey sailed […]

Let’s make a deal: Donald Trump to remake Pyongyang’s skyline!

Let’s make a deal: Donald Trump to remake Pyongyang’s skyline!

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk Everybody’s talking about overtures to Pyongyang. Informal talks, secret talks, talks about talks – then, somewhere in everyone’s pet solution, comes the killer line: Pyongyang has to “freeze” its missile-and-nuclear program before real talking begins. It’s unlikely Kim Jong-Un will “freeze” anything, but here’s an idea. Remember that enormous […]

New liberal government in Seoul seeks Pope’s backing for peace talks

New liberal government in Seoul seeks Pope’s backing for peace talks

by WorldTribune Staff, May 24, 2017 South Korea’s newly-elected President Moon Jae-In dispatched a delegation to the Vatican on May 23 on a mission to seek support from Pope Francis for North-South Korean peace talks. The delegation was led by Archbishop Hyginus Kim Hee-Joong, who also asked the pope to “pray for the improvement of […]

‘We will go to war’: Philippines leader says China’s Xi threatened him

‘We will go to war’: Philippines leader says China’s Xi threatened him

by WorldTribune Staff, May 21, 2017 When the Philippines declared its intention to drill for oil in the South China Sea, it got a warning from China – do so and “we will go to war.” Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said that is what Chinese President Xi Jinping told him last week when the two […]

North Korea says new intermediate-range missile ready for deployment after latest test

North Korea says new intermediate-range missile ready for deployment after latest test

by WorldTribune Staff, May 22, 2017 North Korea said its latest test of an intermediate-range ballistic missile passed all technical requirements to enable the missile to be mass-produced and deployed, according to a state media report. The North said it successfully fired the Pukguksong-2 missile into waters off its east coast on May 21, its […]

Global econ: Asia boom, minus numbers down South, anti-Trumpism slows U.S. growth

Global econ: Asia boom, minus numbers down South, anti-Trumpism slows U.S. growth

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The world economy is slowly improving with a forecast for 2.7 percent global growth, but there’s still a way to go to reach pre-recession levels. That’s part of the prognosis of the UN’s World Economic Situation midterm report for 2017 which cites stronger economic recovery […]

U.S. deploys 2nd carrier to Korea as Chinese jets challenge ‘sniffer’ plane

U.S. deploys 2nd carrier to Korea as Chinese jets challenge ‘sniffer’ plane

by WorldTribune Staff, May 19, 2017 Two Chinese fighter jets on May 17 conducted an intercept of a U.S. “sniffer” plane that is part of allied operations to counter the growing North Korean strategic threat. Meanwhile, the U.S. Navy confirmed the deployment of a second aircraft carrier, the USS Ronald Reagan, near the Korean Peninsula […]

As U.S. balks at rebuilding infrastructure, China advances ‘Silk Road Economic Belt’ strategy to dominate Eurasia, Africa

As U.S. balks at rebuilding infrastructure, China advances ‘Silk Road Economic Belt’ strategy to dominate Eurasia, Africa

Special to WorldTribune.com by William R. Hawkins, FamilySecurityMatters.org On May 14-15, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) hosted the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. The Beijing meeting attracted 29 heads of state (including Russian President Vladimir Putin) and representatives of 130 other countries (including the U.S.), plus the leaders of 70 international organizations, […]

Report: North Korean EMP attack would devastate Hawaii

Report: North Korean EMP attack would devastate Hawaii

by WorldTribune Staff, May 15, 2017 An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack by North Korea would devastate Hawaii, knocking out virtually everything that runs on electricity within minutes, a report said. Defense analysts said Hawaii could be targeted by North Korea, which continues to develop its nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile capabilities, Military.com reported on May […]

New S. Korean leader eager for summitry despite escalating U.S.-North Korean tensions

New S. Korean leader eager for summitry despite escalating U.S.-North Korean tensions

by WorldTribune Staff, May 16, 2017 Leftist South Korean President Moon Jae-In said he would seek to engage with North Korea despite the Kim Jong-Un regime’s continued ballistic missile tests and Pyongyang’s rising dispute with the United States. Meanwhile, the U.S. naval strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson is staying near the Korean […]

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