As globalists struggle with world’s anti-global mood, China goes all out to host flawless G-20

As globalists struggle with world’s anti-global mood, China goes all out to host flawless G-20

by WorldTribune Staff, August 30, 2016 Brexit and the rise of Donald Trump have signaled that anti-globalism sentiment is spreading amid weak economic recovery worldwide. Seconding this emotion are the long-suffering people of China who are being made to make new sacrifices as China prepares to host the G-20 Summit in early September. “For China, […]

ISIL supporters free 8 comrades in Philippines prison break

ISIL supporters free 8 comrades in Philippines prison break

by WorldTribune Staff, August 29, 2016 A group of jihadists aligned with Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) stormed a Philippine prison on Aug. 27 and freed eight of their comrades, according to a report. The Philippine star reported that about 20 Maute Group gunmen armed with RPGs, AK-47s and M-14s raided the Lanao […]

Where does bankrupt North Korea get the cash for those skyscrapers and missiles?

Where does bankrupt North Korea get the cash for those skyscrapers and missiles?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk U.S.-China relations are at their worst in years, and North and South Korean are not getting along either. In fact, relations between those two are at such a low ebb that two-way trade, once about several hundred million dollars a year, has almost ceased. Curiously, however, North Korean coal […]

China weighs ‘lunatic plan’: A permanent manned moon base

China weighs ‘lunatic plan’: A permanent manned moon base

by WorldTribune Staff, August 24, 2016 China is considering the construction of a permanent manned radar station on the moon. The base would feature a radar antenna 50 meters high and special astronauts’ quarters as well, the Chinese government said. Beijing scientists said the radar would be capable of generating 1.4 gigabytes of data per […]

Twilight zone: S. Korea missiles up against constant threats from the land of make believe

Twilight zone: S. Korea missiles up against constant threats from the land of make believe

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The prospect of a missile war between North and South Korea poses a threat to regional stability that previously seemed unimaginable. Images of North and South Korean gunners firing ballistic missiles at one another from redoubts far north and south of the demilitarized zone are edging closer to reality […]

‘Highest-level defection’: N. Korean diplomat who disappeared in London surfaces in S. Korea

‘Highest-level defection’: N. Korean diplomat who disappeared in London surfaces in S. Korea

by WorldTribune Staff, August 17, 2016 A North Korean diplomat based in London has defected to South Korea. Thae Yong-Ho, who fled the London embassy with his family, is the highest-ranking diplomat ever to defect from North Korea to the democratic South, officials in Seoul said on Aug. 17. Thae, who lived in the UK […]

After disastrous Carter and Clinton administrations, time to reset U.S.-Taiwan relations

After disastrous Carter and Clinton administrations, time to reset U.S.-Taiwan relations

Special to WorldTribune.com By Parris H. Chang In recent months, both chambers of the U.S. Congress have passed the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) and the “six assurances” as cornerstones of U.S.-Taiwan Relations. The six assurances, which were given to Taiwan by then-U.S. President Ronald Reagan in July 1982, include U.S. pledges not to set a […]

China official shows up in Syria, praises Russia’s role in conflict

China official shows up in Syria, praises Russia’s role in conflict

by WorldTribune Staff, August 16, 2016 China, which says it has no interest in military involvement in Syria, is seeking closer military ties with President Bashar Assad’s regime, a Chinese official said. Rear Adm. Guan Youfei, director of the Office for International Military Cooperation of China’s Central Military Commission, met Syrian Defense Minister Fahad Jassim […]

Report: Key U.S. allies seek to block Obama’s transformation of nuclear doctrine

Report: Key U.S. allies seek to block Obama’s transformation of nuclear doctrine

by WorldTribune Staff, August 15, 2016 America’s major allies are calling on President Barack Obama not to change U.S. nuclear weapons policy. Japan, South Korea, France and the UK have all signaled their opposition to Obama’s planned “no first use” policy for the United States. Obama’s “last-minute drive for a foreign-policy legacy is making U.S. […]

Indonesia blocks ISIL plot to launch rocket attack on Singapore

Indonesia blocks ISIL plot to launch rocket attack on Singapore

by WorldTribune Staff, August 14, 2016 Six jihadists linked to Islamic State of Iraq and Levant’s (ISIL’s) terror network in Northeast Asia were arrested after Indonesian authorities uncovered a planned rocket attack by the men on Singapore’s Marina Bay. Indonesian media reported that the six men, between the ages of 19 and 46, were arrested […]

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