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Poor sales in China prompts Icahn to dump Apple stock

Carl Icahn.  /Getty Images

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 […]

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

Rescuers search through the rubble of the U.S. Marine barracks Oct. 23, 1983, in Beirut after a suicide truck bombing. / Jim Bourdier / AP

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. […]

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

President Barack Obama with Cuba's Raul Castro walk to their plane at Jose Marti international airport in Havana, bound for Argentina. / Nicholas Kamm, AFP

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 […]

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

Panama Canal.

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 […]

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

Pemex gas station in Mexico City.

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 […]

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

Private jets delivered key members of the 'donor class' and political elites to a secret meeting at Sea Island, Georgia.

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 […]

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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 […]

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What in the world is going on with ‘Chapo’ Guzman’s dueling attorneys, extradition to U.S.?

Jose Luis Gonzalez Meza, a lawyer for Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. / Yuri Cortez / AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com By Allan Wall, MexiData.info The Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman case is not going away and it provides constant new developments. Furthermore, as they say, truth is stranger than fiction. On Jan. 8th, Chapo was recaptured by the […]

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Moment of truth: Tim Cook’s interests vs revealing San Bernardino plot

SAN JOSE, CA - OCTOBER 23:  Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple special event at the historic California Theater on October 23, 2012 in San Jose, California. Apple introduced the new iPad mini at the event, Apple's smaller 7.9 inch version of the iPad tablet.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, EastAsiaIntel.com They used to say the walls have ears. That was in a bygone era when eavesdroppers strained through ceilings and doors, peepholes and cracks to catch the incriminating words of enemy agents, political […]

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Obama’s election year priority: Closing Guantanamo and possibly returning it to Cuba


Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — President Barack Obama promised yet again to fulfill his election pledge in closing the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo, Cuba. This time he means it. With less than a year […]

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