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Sen. Menendez powerfully indicts the deal: ‘If Iran is to acquire a nuclear bomb, it will not have my name on it’

Sen. Robert Menendez: 'Why does Iran — which has the world's fourth largest proven oil reserves  and the world's second largest proven natural gas reserves  — need nuclear power for domestic energy?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Fred Fleitz Democratic New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez gave a powerful speech yesterday announcing his strong opposition to the nuclear agreement with Iran. The speech was a devastating indictment of the Iran agreement that refutes the […]

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Obama may be tempted to leave the budgeting of a credible U.S. Asian presence to his successor

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com The temptation to slash defense spending is overwhelming. Why worry about huge standing forces overseas when they’re not deployed much except on military exercises and war games that are repetitious and boring? Easy […]

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Fracking revolution makes U.S. top oil producer, precipitates Saudi crisis

"The problem for the Saudis is that U.S. shale frackers are not high-cost."

Special to WorldTribune.com Saudi Arabia’s risky gamble to break the U.S. shale oil (fracking) industry has not only failed, but sent the Saudis and OPEC into a downward spiral that will “be in existential crisis by the end of the […]

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Bipartisan opposition growing to Iran nuclear deal despite White House push

Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y. could be a key swing vote against the Iran deal.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Fred Fleitz While Obama officials continue to bash Republicans and neocons for opposing the Iran nuclear agreement, growing Democratic opposition, strong statements against the deal by several Democratic legislators, and new poll results indicate Americans disapprove […]

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

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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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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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What’s going on with the unstable economy over in no longer ‘peaceful rising China’?

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Special to WorldTribune.com Sol W. Sanders There is universal agreement that China is increasingly the No. 1 U.S. policy concern. But perhaps never in the history of modern Sinology has there been such difference of opinion about what is happening […]

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Iran deal is done, Obama’s legacy is set, money starts to flow, who laughs last?

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — A rhetorical tsunami followed the signing of the landmark nuclear limitation deal between Iran and six world powers in Vienna. On the one hand President Barack Obama and his tireless […]

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