With or without Mugabe, Zimbabwe has key role in China’s global strategy

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Zimbabwe’s long-time dictator Robert Mugabe was overthrown by his own defense chief who had close ties with Beijing’s leadership. Just a few days before he staged the coup, Gen. Constantino Chiwenga paid a hush-hush visit to Beijing and met with China’s Gen. Chang Wanquan, Minister of National Defense. Robert Mugabe […]

Asked to verify Trump dossier in August subpoena, FBI, DOJ have not responded

Asked to verify Trump dossier in August subpoena, FBI, DOJ have not responded

by WorldTribune Staff, November 22, 2017 FBI and Department of Justice officials indicated they are not able to verify the charges of collusion between the Russian government and Trump campaign made in the dossier compiled by ex-British spy Christopher Steele, Washington Examiner columnist Byron York said, citing sources familiar with the matter. The FBI and […]

‘Theatre of the absurd’? World powers trade insults over rights abuses in Iran, North Korea

‘Theatre of the absurd’? World powers trade insults over rights abuses in Iran, North Korea

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — A key UN Committee has condemned Iran’s widespread use of the death penalty and has urged the Islamic Republic to eliminate “all discrimination and rights violations against women and girls.” In a separate resolution, the Third Committee roundly chastised North Korea’s grave human rights situation […]

Freedom House: Governments’ increasing use of social media undermining democracy

Freedom House: Governments’ increasing use of social media undermining democracy

by WorldTribune Staff, November 14, 2017 Governments in 30 countries manipulated information on social media in an effort to advance their agendas and suppress dissent, a U.S.-based rights group said in its annual report on Internet freedom. “Paid commentators, trolls, bots, false news sites, and propaganda outlets were among the techniques used by leaders to […]

AG Sessions weighs special counsel for Clinton Foundation-Uranium One deal

AG Sessions weighs special counsel for Clinton Foundation-Uranium One deal

by WorldTribune Staff, November 14, 2017 A special counsel could be appointed to investigate the Clinton Foundation’s involvement in a deal that transferred 20 percent of U.S. uranium deposits to Russia. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is leaving open the possibility that a special counsel could be appointed to look into the Obama-era Uranium One deal, […]

Facebook ads reveal Russia did not favor either candidate in 2016 U.S. presidential election

Facebook ads reveal Russia did not favor either candidate in 2016 U.S. presidential election

by WorldTribune Staff, November 3, 2017 Contrary to previous U.S. intelligence agencies’ assessments, the Facebook ads placed by a collective of Russian Internet trolls during and after the 2016 presidential election did not favor Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. The ads placed by the St. Petersburg Internet Research Agency, a group of online trolls linked […]

Who is George Papadopoulos? Like Russia dossier writer Christopher Steele, he worked out of London

Who is George Papadopoulos? Like Russia dossier writer Christopher Steele, he worked out of London

by WorldTribune Staff, November 1, 2017 While well-paid former spook Christopher Steele was digging for, or creating out of thin air, the nitty gritty on candidate Donald Trump, an unpaid low-level Trump adviser was reportedly doing the same on candidate Hillary Clinton. George Papadopoulos “was trying to do what the Democratic-financed dossier writer also wanted: […]

Wall Street Journal calls for Mueller’s resignation; FBI informant ‘threatened’ by DOJ

Wall Street Journal calls for Mueller’s resignation; FBI informant ‘threatened’ by DOJ

by WorldTribune Staff, October 27, 2017 Recent revelations of the FBI’s role in the investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election make it impossible for Robert Mueller to conduct an objective probe and he should resign as special counsel, the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board said on Oct. 26. “It is no slur against […]

Report: Chinese intel backed Russia-Trump collusion narrative

Report: Chinese intel backed Russia-Trump collusion narrative

by WorldTribune Staff, October 25, 2017 China is committed to supporting the narrative of an improper link between Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign and the Russian Government, a report said. “Chinese intelligence money and influence is promoting the idea that Russia is the enemy [of the U.S.] and that it attempted to influence the U.S. […]

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