FBI’s Wray: China ‘most significant threat’ to U.S. national security

FBI’s Wray: China ‘most significant threat’ to U.S. national security

by WorldTribune Staff, July 20, 2018 China poses “the broadest, most challenging, most significant threat we face as a country,” FBI Director Christopher Wray said after a week of drama in Washington about the U.S.-Russia summit in Helsinki. The U.S. is investigating economic espionage linked to China in every U.S. state, Wray said on July […]

Report: 40 million slaves worldwide with China, North Korea in top 5

Report: 40 million slaves worldwide with China, North Korea in top 5

by WorldTribune Staff, July 20, 2018 One of every ten people in North Korea lives in modern slavery, while China also ranks among the top five nations in the 2018 Global Slavery Index. North Korea has the highest percentage of its population enslaved, according to the index published by the human rights group Walk Free […]

Report: Ships carrying North Korean coal entered South Korea ports multiple times

Report: Ships carrying North Korean coal entered South Korea ports multiple times

by WorldTribune Staff, July 19, 2018 Two ships transporting North Korean coal have entered South Korean ports several times since October of last year, including in the last two months, Voice of America (VOA) reported on July 19. Under UN Resolution 2371, North Korea is banned from exporting minerals, including coal. South Korea’s government said […]

Trump says Putin agreed to help on N. Korea, touts IQ of those who ‘loved my press conference’

Trump says Putin agreed to help on N. Korea, touts IQ of those who ‘loved my press conference’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 18, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump said he was successful at the Helsinki Summit in getting a commitment from Russian President Vladimir Putin to help with North Korea. Trump tweeted: “Russia has agreed to help with North Korea, where relationships with us are very good and the process is moving along. […]

Report: China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ creates immigration conflicts in Kenya

Report: China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ creates immigration conflicts in Kenya

by WorldTribune Staff, July 18, 2018 Kenya’s taxpayers are footing the bill as the nation hosts some 5,000 Chinese nationals who are working on the Standard Gauge Railway, a project of China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative, a report said. The fact that the project enjoys top Kenyan government support “has also scared immigration officers […]

Delays in returning remains of American war dead add to questions about N. Korea’s intent

Delays in returning remains of American war dead add to questions about N. Korea’s intent

by WorldTribune Staff, July 12, 2018 North Korean negotiators did not show up for scheduled talks with the United States regarding the repatriation of the remains of U.S. soldiers killed in the Korean War. The two sides were scheduled to meet in Panmunjom on July 12, but the North’s negotiators failed to show. “North Korea […]

Google boosts China military’s AI program; Objected to Pentagon’s

Google boosts China military’s AI program; Objected to Pentagon’s

by WorldTribune Staff, July 11, 2018 A former U.S. defense official called out Google for withdrawing from a Pentagon artificial intelligence program while the tech giant continues to aid China’s military. Google, after thousands of its employees voiced their objection, withdrew from the Pentagon’s Project Maven, which is developing artificial intelligence to help military analysts […]

China appears rattled by new Trump tariff threat

China appears rattled by new Trump tariff threat

by WorldTribune Staff, July 11, 2018 A “shocked” Beijing is increasingly worried about how far U.S. President Donald Trump will go in his threat of a trade war, analysts say. Trump on July 10 threatened to impose new tariffs on Chinese imports totaling approximately $200 billion. The new tariffs would be on top of 25 […]

‘Red unification’? North Korean films to be aired in South despite National Security Law

‘Red unification’? North Korean films to be aired in South despite National Security Law

by WorldTribune Staff, July 10, 2018 South Korea has approved rare screenings of nine North Korean films during the upcoming Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) near Seoul. The cultural breakthrough is in the spirit of relaxed tensions following the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un, inheritor of the communist dynasty launched […]

U.S. warships answer China with pass through Taiwan Strait

U.S. warships answer China with pass through Taiwan Strait

by WorldTribune Staff, July 9, 2018 The United States on July 7 sent two warships through the Taiwan Strait in a move that follows a series of Chinese military drills around Taiwan that have stoked tensions between Beijing and Taipei. U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters the guided-missile destroyers USS Mustin and […]

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