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U.S. sanctions oil companies in four nations for sales to Syria

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United State has imposed fresh sanctions on energy companies that supply the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. The Treasury Department imposed sanctions on six oil companies in four countries deemed suppliers to the […]

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Throwing a Christmas bone to Communist tyrannies: 1978 and 2014

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — One of the last legacies of the Cold War has ended with Washington reestablishing diplomatic ties with Cuba after a fifty-three year break in relations. Yet another enduring legacy of […]

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Division of F-35 labor eases cost burden for partner states like Turkey

Italy and Turkey were selected as the first European locations for JSF support.

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Turkey has been selected to provide support for the U.S.-origin Joint Strike Fighter. The Defense Department said Turkey would supply initial heavy maintenance for the engine of the F-35 fighter-jet, built by the U.S. firm […]

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U.S. district attorney indicts Iranians, Chinese national in deal to advance ‘frozen’ nuclear program

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States, in wake of failed negotiations, has disclosed that Iran procured American components for the production of weapons-grade uranium. Federal prosecutors have released details of Iran’s acquisition of pressure transducers from the United […]

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Holiday cheer here, but gloom in Russia, as fuel prices dip and Obamacare Grinch lurks

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The precipitous fall in petroleum prices has brought an unexpected holiday season bonus to oil and gasoline consumers throughout North America. And it’s not a moment too soon that the […]

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This film’s no joke to North Korea

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com The North Koreans could not have come up with a better way to publicize a movie. Can anyone imagine a Hollywood comedy causing a diplomatic storm involving United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and […]

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U.S. contractors on edge in Saudi Arabia as ISIL influence spreads

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Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — U.S. contractors are uneasy over recent attacks in Saudi Arabia and the spreading influence of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Officials and industry sources said U.S. and other Western companies in Saudi […]

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It’s come to this: Time to impeach ‘Emperor Obama’

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Grace Vuoto President Barack Obama is in open defiance of the U.S. Constitution. This week, in an address to the nation, he announced he is granting relief from deportation to approximately 4 to 5 million illegal […]

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Boeing to press Obama administration on Iran for license extensions, additional sales

Iran could buy additional equipment from Boeing if sanctions are lifted. / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Boeing plans to obtain U.S. permission to sell additional aerospace equipment to Iran. Executives said the U.S. defense major would return to the administration of President Barack Obama for licenses to sustain initial sales […]

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Israel lays cornerstone for JSF base

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Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — The Israel Air Force has launched the construction of a base for its forthcoming Joint Strike Fighter. The air force laid the cornerstone for the F-35A base at the Nevatim base near Beersheba. The […]

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