U.S. ‘uneasy’: China issues taunt as Vinson carrier group heads for South China Sea

U.S. ‘uneasy’: China issues taunt as Vinson carrier group heads for South China Sea

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct A report in Beijing’s state media said China’s increasing military “competitiveness” is making the United States “uneasy” and is contributing to the Americans’ need for more muscle flexing, namely the deployment of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group to the South China Sea. The U.S. carrier group, which includes […]

New photos show China’s fortifying islands it seized in South China Sea

New photos show China’s fortifying islands it seized in South China Sea

by WorldTribune Staff, February 7, 2018 China has transformed several islands in the South China Sea into military fortresses, aerial photos obtained by a newspaper in the Philippines show. The photos, taken from 1,500 meters up in the last six months of 2017, show China constructed runways, helipads and observation towers on seven reefs in […]

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Special to WorldTribune , December 21, 2017 Yes: 128 No: 9 Abstain: 35 Y  AFGHANISTAN Y  DOMINICA Y  LITHUANIA SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE Y  ALBANIA A  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Y  LUXEMBOURG Y  SAUDI ARABIA Y  ALGERIA Y  ECUADOR Y  MADAGASCAR Y  SENEGAL Y  ANDORRA Y  EGYPT A  MALAWI Y  SERBIA Y  ANGOLA EL SALVADOR Y  MALAYSIA […]

He wrote the book: Trump offers South China Sea deal

He wrote the book: Trump offers South China Sea deal

by WorldTribune Staff, November 12, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump, author of the bestseller “Art of the Deal”, offered his assistance in the dispute over China’s sweeping claims in the South China Sea. “I know we’ve had a dispute for quite a while with China. If I can help in any way, I’m a very […]

Report: Ship that hit the USS Fitzgerald was on autopilot; No crew on bridge?

Report: Ship that hit the USS Fitzgerald was on autopilot; No crew on bridge?

by WorldTribune Staff, June 23, 2017 The Philippine-flagged cargo ship that hit a high tech U.S. destroyer was under control of a computerized navigation system when the incident occurred in the sea off the coast of Japan, U.S. Navy officials said. Investigators say they have found no evidence the impact with the USS Fitzgerald, in […]

Collision? Ramming of the USS Fitzgerald has raised serious questions, few answers

Collision? Ramming of the USS Fitzgerald has raised serious questions, few answers

by WorldTribune Staff, June 19, 2017 Delayed and distorted reporting from authorities and the media of the “collision” between the USS Fitzgerald and a Philippine-flagged container ship raise questions about what transpired in the sea off the coast of Japan in the early morning hours of June 17. The incident “still being misreported as a […]

Sleeping sailors on U.S. destroyer had little time to react after collision near Japan

Sleeping sailors on U.S. destroyer had little time to react after collision near Japan

by WorldTribune Staff, June 18, 2017 The bodies of seven U.S. sailors were recovered after the USS Fitzgerald sustained significant damage in a collision with a Philippine-flagged merchant ship on Saturday around 2:20 a.m. in the sea off Japan, reports said. The seven sailors didn’t make it out of the berthing area, the Navy said. […]

‘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 […]

With focus on North Korea, China avoids neighbors’ criticism

With focus on North Korea, China avoids neighbors’ criticism

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Two significant geopolitical issues dominate East Asia; the North Korean nuclear showdown and China’s maritime claims and expansion in the disputed South China Sea. Given the dangerous brinksmanship on the Korean peninsula, the UN Security Council held a landmark meeting to refocus global attention on […]

Donald Trump and the Philippines’ Duerte are tough, but are they tougher than North Korea’s Kim?

Donald Trump and the Philippines’ Duerte are tough, but are they tougher than North Korea’s Kim?

by WorldTribune Staff, April 30, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte have a couple of things in common. Both speak their minds and both are taking a hardline stance against drugs. This may have been enough to win Duerte an invitation to the White House after the two leaders spoke on […]

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