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The battle is joined: Obama warns Democrats not to go ‘squishy’ on Iran deal

Squish

Special to WorldTribune.com By Patrice Hill, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S. President Barack Obama told supporters on July 30 that Democratic support in Congress for the Iran nuclear deal is “squishy” and they must work hard to counter […]

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Emerging Peru-Colombia strategic bloc, bi-national integration counters Venezuela

Presidents Juan Manuel Santos  of Colombia and Ollanta Humala of Peru in Iquitos, Peru, on Sept. 30, 2014.

Special to WorldTribune.com By GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Peru and Colombia have, largely unnoticed by the world’s media, continued to quietly work toward an integration of their political, economic, and strategic structures. This growing closeness — albeit without a publicly-stated […]

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Russia says ‘nyet’ at UN to MH-17 downing tribunal

MH-17

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In a callous but not unexpected move to block an international inquiry on the fate of Malaysian flight #17 which was shot down over Ukraine just a year ago, Russia […]

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Argentina questions Kerry on sanctions status of Iran general sought in ’94 terror attack

Gen. Ahmad Vahidi.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Argentina’s foreign minister is asking U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to clarify whether Washington’s nuclear deal with Iran includes removing from Interpol’s list an Iranian wanted in a major bombing […]

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Israel, like U.S. Congress and public, in the dark on Iran side deals

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, left, and Secretary of State John Kerry.  /AFP/Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com Both Israel’s security chief and a powerful U.S. senator said the Obama administration is keeping vital information on “side deals” of the Iran nuclear agreement confidential. National Security Adviser Yossi Cohen said on July 29 that Israel […]

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Stormy weather in the South China Sea: Manila, Washington, Seoul weigh the options

Korean T50s.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com MANILA ― War clouds hang over the South China Sea. The question is whether they’ll burst into a storm or simply cast a menacing shadow and eventually blow away. The outlook for clear […]

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Egypt takes delivery of 8 F-16s as U.S. ties improve

The U.S. is set to deliver a dozen F-16s to Egypt by the autumn.

Special to WorldTribune.com Egypt will take delivery of eight F-16 fighter jets from the United States as part of a $1.3 billion military package. The U.S. embassy in Cairo said on July 30 the F-16s would be delivered by July […]

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Turkey wins U.S. re-engagement against Syria in potentially fatal blow to Iran rapproachement

Incirlik Air Base.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs By whatever name, the unilaterally-imposed no-fly zone over an area of Syria, proposed by the U.S. and Turkey on July 27, is not an element of a supposed […]

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China court rules against Michael Jordan in shoe counterfeit lawsuit

A Qiaodan brand shoe is seen in a store in Beijing.  /AFP Photo/Greg Baker

Special to WorldTribune.com Basketball legend Michael Jordan’s trademark violation lawsuit against a Chinese company using a similar name and logo to his Nike-produced brand was dismissed by a court in Beijing. Jordan was seeking to have the trademark of Qiaodan […]

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Iran’s cash windfall from nuclear deal seen topping all U.S. aid to Israel since 1948

Iranians burn Israeli and U.S. flags during Quds Day celebrations on July 10.  /ISNA

Special to WorldTribune.com As sanctions are lifted and its overseas assets are unfrozen, Iran’s cash haul from the recently-concluded nuclear deal could hit $150 billion, an Israeli official said. That amount would be more than all U.S. aid to Israel […]

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