Except for south Asia, the global economy is stalling as government spending soars

Except for south Asia, the global economy is stalling as government spending soars

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — “Economic activity in the world economy remains lackluster, with little prospect for a turnaround in 2016,” cites the gloomy prognosis by the World Economic Situation and Prospects Update for 2016. The UN survey cautions that weak global growth “continues to linger,” posing a serious challenge […]

IMF warns Iran not to rely on oil revenues to boost economy

IMF warns Iran not to rely on oil revenues to boost economy

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty A top International Monetary Fund official warned Iran not to count on a big jump in oil revenue to boost its economy, but said it should seek other opportunities to re-engage with the global economy. “I speak here today at a pivotal moment for Iran’s economy,” […]

‘Click farms’: China’s propaganda hubs proliferate Facebook likes

‘Click farms’: China’s propaganda hubs proliferate Facebook likes

Special to WorldTribune.com Inside China, EastAsiaIntel.com While China’s 700 million netizens are blocked from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) English-language propaganda machine is harvesting social media fans around the world. Following top-down orders from president Xi Jinping to “tell China’s story” to the world, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are now rife […]

Poor sales in China prompts Icahn to dump Apple stock

Poor sales in China prompts Icahn to dump Apple stock

Special to WorldTribune.com China’s economic downturn and government interference led billionaire investor Carl Icahn to dump his stake in Apple. “We no longer have a position with Apple,” Icahn told CNBC. Icahn came away with $2 billion after selling the stock. At one point last year, he owned 53 million shares worth $6.5 billion. Poorer […]

Iran denounces U.S. Supreme Court ruling as ‘theft’

Iran denounces U.S. Supreme Court ruling as ‘theft’

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iran has denounced as “theft” a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that Tehran must pay nearly $2 billion in frozen assets to victims and families of those killed in Iran-sponsored terrorist attacks. The court on April 20 ruled 6-2 in favor of relatives of the 241 Marines […]

Barack Obama, the UN and Argentina’s new oceanic claims

Barack Obama, the UN and Argentina’s new oceanic claims

Special to WorldTribune.com By GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs, Buenos Aires. There is little doubt that Argentina’s new conservative Government, under President Mauricio Macri, wanted a new era of cooperation in U.S.-Argentinean relations — so do most U.S. officials — but that was not necessarily the thrust behind U.S. President Barack Obama’s March 23-25 visit to […]

Panama ‘papers’: What did the U.S. Treasury Dept. know and when did it know it?

Panama ‘papers’: What did the U.S. Treasury Dept. know and when did it know it?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders There are more questions than answers, at least so far, in the leak of bits and pieces of what is said to be 11.5 million documents from, an incredibly and again allegedly corrupt Panamanian law firm. The first gleanings from “the papers” has already toppled the prime minister […]

Breakthrough south of the border: Mexicans freed from Pemex monopoly at gas stations

Breakthrough south of the border: Mexicans freed from Pemex monopoly at gas stations

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders The news that Mexico is moving one more step to break the monopoly of Petróleos Mexicanos [Pemex], the government-owned producer and until now monopoly retailer, is big and good news. With the world’s tenth largest economy, Mexican growth at between four and five percent over the past few […]

Trump’s call to restore American sovereignty panics globalist elites on Left and Right

Trump’s call to restore American sovereignty panics globalist elites on Left and Right

Special to WorldTribune.com Jeffrey T. Kuhner It’s official: Donald Trump is America’s Hitler. This is now the relentless drumbeat of the mainstream media, along with the Democratic and GOP establishment. The Republican front-runner is being smeared and demonized in a way not seen since Ronald Reagan. Back then, liberals and Beltway Republicans — including George […]

Trump: ‘NATO is costing us a fortune’

Trump: ‘NATO is costing us a fortune’

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said the United States should significantly cut spending on the NATO military alliance. “We certainly can’t afford to do this anymore,” the GOP frontrunner told The Washington Post on March 21. “NATO is costing us a fortune, and yes, we’re protecting […]

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