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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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Mexican cartels using new countersurveillance tech against U.S.

The U.S. has for years been flying surveillance drones along the Mexican border. Now Mexico's drug cartels are as well. / Vocativ

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct Senior drug enforcement officials in Washington and along the U.S. southwest border have spotted new technologies used by Mexican drug cartels to track their trackers in U.S. law. The concern grows out […]

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Game changer? How the Iran deal could shake up the global chessboard

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Carl Schreck and Golnaz Esfandiari, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The historic deal between Iran and world powers reportedly reached on July 14 in Vienna has paved the way for international sanctions against Tehran to […]

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Why the ‘dirty bomb’ scenario is a realistic threat for homeland terrorism

'Israel tests effects of ‘dirty’ bomb detonation at Dimona facility'

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct As the U.S. enters the July 4 weekend and the summer travel season with numerous large public gatherings and celebrations, law enforcement and intelligence officials this year are confronting many types of […]

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U.S., UK, Germany, Japan still still largest donors for critical global poverty program

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler PARIS — International development assistance still remains a vital element in reducing global poverty. What’s known as Official Development Assistance (ODA) has now reached record levels of over $135 billion annually and is […]

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