NBA okay with China’s ‘abhorrent’ rights abuses but HB2 is ‘a bridge too far’, N.C. congressman charges

NBA okay with China’s ‘abhorrent’ rights abuses but HB2 is ‘a bridge too far’, N.C. congressman charges

by WorldTribune Staff, July 29, 2016 The NBA’s pursuit of lucrative deals to hold games in China while canceling the league’s 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte reeks of “hypocrisy,” a North Carolina congressman said. In a letter to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, Rep. Robert Pittenger referenced the “Chinese government practice of forcefully harvesting vital organs […]

North Korea blames snake infestation on South Korean spy agency

North Korea blames snake infestation on South Korean spy agency

by WorldTribune Staff, July 28, 2016 Even his own soldiers believe North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is making an asp of himself on this one. North Korea has ordered its border guards to round up snakes which Kim’s government says were unleashed on the North as part of a “cunning scheme” by South Korea’s spy […]

China bans internet news sites that were doing their own reporting

China bans internet news sites that were doing their own reporting

by WorldTribune Staff, July 26, 2016 The Chinese government has banned several online news portals that were producing original investigative reports. News services run by Sina, Sohu, NetEase and iFeng were shut down for publishing independent reports instead of carrying official, state-produced news, local media said. In February, President Xi Jinping toured state media outlets […]

International court unanimously rejects Beijing’s claim to most of South China Sea

International court unanimously rejects Beijing’s claim to most of South China Sea

by WorldTribune Staff, July 12, 2016 China has no legal basis for its claim to most of the South China Sea, a tribunal ruled unanimously on July 12. Additionally, Beijing has aggravated regional disputes with its construction of artificial islands that “destroyed coral reefs and infringed on the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone,” a five-member panel […]

U.S. sanctions North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un for ‘notorious’ rights abuses

U.S. sanctions North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un for ‘notorious’ rights abuses

by WorldTribune Staff, July 7, 2016 The sanctions the United States slapped on Kim Jong-Un may ruffle the North Korean leader’s feathers a bit, but will have little effect on improving human rights in the communist country, analysts say. The U.S. on July 6 announced sanctions on Kim and 10 other individuals for “notorious abuses […]

ISIL slaughtered hundreds throughout Muslim world in Ramadan attacks

ISIL slaughtered hundreds throughout Muslim world in Ramadan attacks

by WorldTribune Staff, July 5, 2016 An organization that U.S. President Barack Obama had said was the “junior varsity” and later had been “contained” managed to carry out mass casualty attacks that killed hundreds throughout the Muslim world during the holy month of Ramadan. Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has claimed responsibility for, […]

Nuclear-armed ‘Dear Comrade’ Kim Jong-Un gets another top job

Nuclear-armed ‘Dear Comrade’ Kim Jong-Un gets another top job

by WorldTribune Staff, June 30, 2016 North Korea solidified Kim Jong-Un’s absolute grip on power by creating a supreme governing commission and naming the 33-year-old leader as its chairman. The nuclear-armed country’s legislative body, the Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA), unanimously voted Kim as head of the State Affairs Commission on June 29, the North’s official […]

Top court in Japan upholds blanket surveillance of country’s Muslims

Top court in Japan upholds blanket surveillance of country’s Muslims

by WorldTribune Staff, June 30, 2016 Japan’s Supreme Court has cleared the way for the government’s continued monitoring of Muslims in the country. In upholding the government’s blanket surveillance of Muslims, the court struck down the second appeal by Japanese Muslim plaintiffs against what they said was an unconstitutional invasion of their privacy and freedom […]

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