Trump asks NATO to be ‘fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States

Trump asks NATO to be ‘fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — President Donald Trump has scolded some members of the Atlantic Alliance for not paying their “fair share” in defense spending. Addressing the NATO Summit in Brussels, the American president followed in the footsteps of many of his predecessors in saying that some members of the […]

Let’s make a deal: Donald Trump to remake Pyongyang’s skyline!

Let’s make a deal: Donald Trump to remake Pyongyang’s skyline!

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk Everybody’s talking about overtures to Pyongyang. Informal talks, secret talks, talks about talks – then, somewhere in everyone’s pet solution, comes the killer line: Pyongyang has to “freeze” its missile-and-nuclear program before real talking begins. It’s unlikely Kim Jong-Un will “freeze” anything, but here’s an idea. Remember that enormous […]

Global econ: Asia boom, minus numbers down South, anti-Trumpism slows U.S. growth

Global econ: Asia boom, minus numbers down South, anti-Trumpism slows U.S. growth

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The world economy is slowly improving with a forecast for 2.7 percent global growth, but there’s still a way to go to reach pre-recession levels. That’s part of the prognosis of the UN’s World Economic Situation midterm report for 2017 which cites stronger economic recovery […]

Harvard study puts anti-Trump media bias in bold relief

Harvard study puts anti-Trump media bias in bold relief

by WorldTribune Staff, May 19, 2017 Harvard Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy has released a report that reviews media coverage of President Donald Trump’s first 100 days. The study analyzed CNN, NBC, CBS, Fox News, the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. European media surveyed included the […]

Mexico’s drug war ranks as world’s second-deadliest conflict

Mexico’s drug war ranks as world’s second-deadliest conflict

Special to WorldTribune.com By Allan Wall Readers may note that several reports and evaluations of Mexican violence in 2016 have now been released, in calendar year 2017. As examples: 1. According to statistics of the Mexican government itself, murders in Mexico increased in 2016. See Mexico’s murder rate spiked in 2016 due to ‘ongoing shifts […]

As U.S. balks at rebuilding infrastructure, China advances ‘Silk Road Economic Belt’ strategy to dominate Eurasia, Africa

As U.S. balks at rebuilding infrastructure, China advances ‘Silk Road Economic Belt’ strategy to dominate Eurasia, Africa

Special to WorldTribune.com by William R. Hawkins, FamilySecurityMatters.org On May 14-15, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) hosted the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. The Beijing meeting attracted 29 heads of state (including Russian President Vladimir Putin) and representatives of 130 other countries (including the U.S.), plus the leaders of 70 international organizations, […]

Trump’s first 100 days: A view from Israel

Trump’s first 100 days: A view from Israel

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey The first hundred days of the Trump Administration have passed, and although the figure is arbitrary, this is in fact a good time to comment on the new government in Washington since PA President Abbas has visted Washington and reports indicate a Trump visit to Israel in the near […]

Eight Mexican, and 4 U.S. cities on world’s most murderous list

Eight Mexican, and 4 U.S. cities on world’s most murderous list

Special to WorldTribune.com By Allan Wall The ongoing violence in Mexico is analyzed each year, as number crunchers study previous years’ statistics. It is a morbid undertaking as such statistics deal with numbers representing real people who were homicide victims. So why even study it? It is hoped that the discovery of patterns and trends […]

North Carolina tops list of states for economic development despite controversy

North Carolina tops list of states for economic development despite controversy

by WorldTribune Staff, May 7, 2017 Despite impassioned denunciations and economic boycotts from entertainers and the world of corporate sports over House Bill 2, North Carolina has been ranked No. 1 in the country for economic development by Site Selection magazine. The ranking “may confound those who had written off the Tar Heel State as […]

Trump loses big on budget as swamp grows; Without a new Speaker, his presidency is doomed

Trump loses big on budget as swamp grows; Without a new Speaker, his presidency is doomed

Special to WorldTribune.com Jeffrey T. Kuhner Donald Trump has suffered the greatest defeat of his presidency. No matter how much his administration tries to spin it, the budget deal is a major setback for Trump’s America First agenda. The $1.1 billion omnibus spending bill is a victory for Democrats and establishment Republicans. In fact, Senate […]

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