Road from Singapore: The ticking nuclear countdown clock has stopped

Road from Singapore: The ticking nuclear countdown clock has stopped

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The road from Singapore becomes a longer process as substance and specifics must follow the highly stylistic Summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-Un. Nonetheless given the state of U.S./North Korean relations just six moths ago, the historic meeting between an […]

The greatest show on earth? Now for the follow through

The greatest show on earth? Now for the follow through

Special to WorldTribune.com Commentary by Donald Kirk SINGAPORE — The summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un wound up in a victory of style and image over real substance. Trump, hours after his historic meeting with Kim, defended the vague final declaration in a show of bluff and bluster in which he sought to […]

Trump pitched Kim with Hollywood-produced video on N. Korea’s future

Trump pitched Kim with Hollywood-produced video on N. Korea’s future

by WorldTribune Staff, June 12, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump showed North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un a 4-minute video which featured “what could happen” in North Korea. The visual presentation impressed Kim, Trump said following the summit in Singapore on June 12. The emphasis on personal chemistry and public perception on a global scale was […]

Kim Jong-Un flies into Singapore on Xi Jinping’s Boeing 747

Kim Jong-Un flies into Singapore on Xi Jinping’s Boeing 747

by WorldTribune Staff, June 10, 2018 North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un arrived in Singapore amid tight security at 2:36 p.m. on June 10 – on an Air China Boeing 747. According to Flightradar24, an Air China plane arrived in Pyongyang at 6:20 a.m. on June 10 and departed for Beijing two hours later. “But the […]

‘Rocket man tacos’? Summit is capitalist bonanza for Singapore’s food merchants

‘Rocket man tacos’? Summit is capitalist bonanza for Singapore’s food merchants

by WorldTribune Staff, June 10, 2018 Summit fever has hit Singapore’s eateries. Restaurants are cooking up summit-themed fare to capitalize on the historic meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un on June 12. At Royal Plaza on Scotts, a five-star hotel restaurant, patrons can order the grilled Trump-Kim Burger, The […]

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 […]

Navy investigates possibility USS John McCain collision was no accident

Navy investigates possibility USS John McCain collision was no accident

by WorldTribune Staff, August 22, 2017 There are no indications that electronic systems on the USS John McCain were hacked in a cyberattack, but “all possibilities” will be considered in a review of the Aug. 20 incident, the U.S. chief of naval operations said. It was the second deadly collision at sea of its kind […]

U.S. Pacific fleet halts ops after 4th incident in 2017; USS John McCain collides with tanker

U.S. Pacific fleet halts ops after 4th incident in 2017; USS John McCain collides with tanker

by WorldTribune Staff, August 21, 2017 The USS John McCain guided-missile destroyer’s collision with an oil tanker in the early morning hours of Aug. 21 off the coast of Singapore marks the fourth incident involving the U.S. Pacific Fleet this year. Five U.S. sailors were injured and 10 are reported missing. Four of the five […]

Economic Freedom Index: U.S. dropped to 17th in 2016

Economic Freedom Index: U.S. dropped to 17th in 2016

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The American economy slipped yet again to a lower ranking in 2016 as a result of a combination of regulatory burdens, large public debt and business taxes according to a watchdog survey of global economic freedoms. The annual Heritage Index of Economic Freedom saw the U.S. economy slip […]

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 […]