Trump approves sale of lethal weapons to Ukraine

Trump approves sale of lethal weapons to Ukraine

by WorldTribune Staff, January 1, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump has approved the sale of lethal arms to Ukraine, which continues to battle pro-Russian separatists in its eastern province. The move was supported by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, according to a report by The Washington Post. Though Russia is […]

Russia selling non-NATO-compatible S-400 to Turkey

Russia selling non-NATO-compatible S-400 to Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, December 28, 2017 A deal in which Turkey would purchase the S-400 surface-to-air missile system from Russia is “almost finalized,” according to the head of Russia’s state-run Rostec corporation. The proposed $2.5 billion deal “has caused concern in the West because Turkey is a member of NATO but the Russian missile system […]

Russian ‘dossier’ author changes his tune on intel’s veracity

Russian ‘dossier’ author changes his tune on intel’s veracity

by WorldTribune Staff, December 22, 2017 The “trusted” sources Christopher Steele said he used in composing the Trump “dossier” have become a lot less reliable since the ex-British spy was called to defend himself in a libel lawsuit. While Steele in 2016 seemed confident that collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government took […]

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 […]

U.S. urges UN to punish Iran over missile activity; Russia opposes sanctions

U.S. urges UN to punish Iran over missile activity; Russia opposes sanctions

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S. Amb. Nikki Haley urged the United Nations Security Council to punish Iran for what she called “destabilizing behavior” and “dangerous violations” of UN arms embargoes, but Russia ruled out sanctions and said dialogue is needed. Speaking before the council late on Dec. 19, Haley said […]

Trump’s national strategy speech puts China, Russia on the defensive

Trump’s national strategy speech puts China, Russia on the defensive

by WorldTribune Staff, December 19, 2017 U.S. major media gave secondary play to President Donald Trump’s national security strategy address Monday, but certain world leaders were all ears. Russia said the U.S. strategic plan has an “imperial character,” while China decried what it called a “Cold War mentality.” Trump’s strategy, which he unveiled in a […]

Lawsuit by top Russian oligarchs charges ‘dossier’ made them ‘collateral damage’ in war on Trump

Lawsuit by top Russian oligarchs charges ‘dossier’ made them ‘collateral damage’ in war on Trump

by WorldTribune Staff, December 18, 2017 Three of Russia’s wealthiest oligarchs have filed a libel lawsuit against Fusion GPS, claiming they were defamed by Fusion’s Trump dossier written by ex-British spy Christopher Steele. The lawsuit filed by Mikhail Fridman, Petr Aven and German Khan, the three primary investors in Russia’s Alfa Bank, describes the three billionaires as […]

Russia welcomes Tillerson’s offer of talks ‘without pre-conditions’ with North Korea

Russia welcomes Tillerson’s offer of talks ‘without pre-conditions’ with North Korea

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Moscow has welcomed a new U.S. offer of talks with North Korea, with senior Russian officials calling it constructive and the “only correct approach” to tension over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program. The Russian remarks on December 13 came after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered […]

Upcoming Winter games in PyeongChang taking place in world’s foremost hot zone

Upcoming Winter games in PyeongChang taking place in world’s foremost hot zone

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The Olympic Games should be entirely about sport, sportsmanship and solidarity. Yet they rarely are. Every four years the athletes of the world, or at least most of them, meet in an exotic locale plagued by political controversy, cost overruns, corruption, and doping concerns. The […]

Putin in Syria hails ‘counter terrorism’ victory, orders partial Russian withdrawal

Putin in Syria hails ‘counter terrorism’ victory, orders partial Russian withdrawal

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a surprise visit to Syria, declaring victory and ordering the Russian military to start withdrawing a “significant portion” of its forces from the war-ravaged Middle Eastern nation. “I order the defense minister and the head of the general staff to […]