Pentagon withdraws China’s standing invitation to major Pacific RIMPAC exercise

Pentagon withdraws China’s standing invitation to major Pacific RIMPAC exercise

by WorldTribune Staff, May 24, 2018 China’s continued militarization of the South China Sea has led the U.S. military to disinvite Beijing’s navy from the upcoming Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise in Hawaii, a Defense Department spokesman announced. China’s participation in the major biennial maritime war games since 2012 has been a bone of […]

Russian academic sheds light on how Halper operated in the UK

Russian academic sheds light on how Halper operated in the UK

by WorldTribune Staff, May 24, 2018 A Russian intelligence researcher at the University of Cambridge said FBI informant Stefan Halper made false allegations about her interactions with former national security adviser Michael Flynn which touched off widespread speculation about their relationship. Svetlana Lokhova told The Daily Caller News Foundation that Halper was behind allegations made about […]

‘I don’t like that’: Trump ties China to change in attitude by N. Korea

‘I don’t like that’: Trump ties China to change in attitude by N. Korea

by WorldTribune Staff, May 23, 2018 The positive momentum and good-will between the U.S. and North Korea in recent months was suddenly interrupted earlier this month as the North’s belligerent attitude returned. In response, U.S. President Donald Trump pointed to a second meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and Chinese supreme leader Xi Jinping […]

FBI will ask Strzok and Page to preserve records after lawsuit

FBI will ask Strzok and Page to preserve records after lawsuit

by WorldTribune Staff, May 23, 2018 The Department of Justice last week said the FBI will send letters to Peter Strzok and Lisa Page “asking them to preserve agency records on their personal accounts and personal devices,” a government watchdog group said. Judicial Watch made the preservation request to the FBI as part of its […]

Turning the tables: Trump allies fight back, point to more spies and MI6 connection

Turning the tables: Trump allies fight back, point to more spies and MI6 connection

by WorldTribune Staff, May 22, 2018 Crossfire Hurricane has unleashed a Trump tornado. A dogged pursuit of the facts behind the “Russian collusion” narrative and the origins of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation has switched the focus back onto the elite layers of the U.S. intelligence community under President Barack Obama that has been forced […]

New legislation would allow crowdfunding for Trump’s border wall

New legislation would allow crowdfunding for Trump’s border wall

by WorldTribune Staff, May 22, 2018 U.S. citizens would be able to donate toward President Donald Trump’s border wall under legislation being introduced by Rep. Diane Black. The Tennessee Republican, who is also running for governor of her state, said she would introduce H.R. 5876, legislation that would create a “border wall trust fund.” The funds […]

Another promise kept: Trump acts on Planned Parenthood abortions after GOP failed

Another promise kept: Trump acts on Planned Parenthood abortions after GOP failed

Special to WorldTribune.com By Grace Vuoto President Donald Trump will curtail Planned Parenthood’s ability to administer abortions, thus keeping a central campaign promise. The President will use executive action to enact a 1988 Reagan regulation, upheld by the Supreme Court, that dictates the precise use of federal funds for family planning services. Organizations like Planned […]

Operation ‘Crossfire Hurricane’: News of FBI’s counterintelligence investigation of Trump rocks D.C.

Operation ‘Crossfire Hurricane’: News of FBI’s counterintelligence investigation of Trump rocks D.C.

by WorldTribune Staff, May 21, 2018 Shocking revelations of the FBI’s insertion of an operative to spy on the Trump campaign led to an outburst from President Barack Obama’s CIA director John Brennan and prompted President Donald Trump to demand an investigation. In the words of former adviser to Bill Clinton Mark Penn, the deep […]

China for first time lands nuclear strike bomber on disputed island

China for first time lands nuclear strike bomber on disputed island

by WorldTribune Staff, May 21, 2018 China for the first time sent a long-range, nuclear-capable bomber to an island in the South China Sea. Chinese state media on May 18 released a video showing the H-6K bomber landing and taking off from Woody Island, Beijing’s largest base in the Paracel Islands. The Pentagon said China’s […]

China blocks UN solution for Burma’s 1 million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

China blocks UN solution for Burma’s 1 million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Amid continuing destruction of villages, attacks on children and a widening displacement of refugees, members of the UN Security Council visited Burma and neighboring Bangladesh to assess the widening humanitarian carnage. The officially dubbed Mission to Myanmar, as the country is officially known, offered diplomats […]

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