Amid the Korean nuclear showdown, don’t forget the trade gap that threatens the western alliance

Amid the Korean nuclear showdown, don’t forget the trade gap that threatens the western alliance

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk All the talk over what to do with North Korea overlooks one problem to which people are not paying that much attention. That’s the yawning gap in trade between the U.S. and all its leading trade partners. It’s a lot easier to grasp the significance of a North Korean […]

Why outsourcing the N. Korean crisis to China failed under W. Bush and will fail today as well

Why outsourcing the N. Korean crisis to China failed under W. Bush and will fail today as well

Special to WorldTribune.com By Parris H. Chang By many press accounts, how to cope with Pyongyang’s nuclear threat was the most urgent issue for discussion at the U.S.-China summit in Palm Beach, Florida on April 6-7. President Donald Trump has rejected his predecessor’s “strategic patience” concept and called for tighter sanctions against North Korea and […]

OPEC output continues to fall as U.S. shale surges

OPEC output continues to fall as U.S. shale surges

by WorldTribune Staff, April 13, 2017 OPEC on April 12 said its output of crude oil continues to drop as U.S. shale surges toward record levels. In its monthly oil market report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said OPEC output fell by 365,000 barrels per day in March to 31.68 million barrels per day. Meanwhile, […]

On second thought: Fitch Ratings now says Trump isn’t a threat to world economy

On second thought: Fitch Ratings now says Trump isn’t a threat to world economy

by WorldTribune Staff, April 12, 2017 In February, Fitch, one of the three major economic ratings services, had dire warnings that a Trump presidency would be disastrous for the U.S. economy – and the world’s. Never mind. Two months after predicting catastrophe, Fitch Ratings on April 11 issued a glowing report on the state of […]

Art of the deal: Trump played a strong hand in trade talks with Xi

Art of the deal: Trump played a strong hand in trade talks with Xi

by WorldTribune Staff, April 10, 2017 Because China relies on the United States much more than the U.S. depends on China, President Donald Trump “holds the important cards” in the relationship and he played them skillfully in last week’s summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping, analysts say. “Xi clearly hopes that Trump can be talked […]

Boeing, Iran sign $3 billion airliner deal

Boeing, Iran sign $3 billion airliner deal

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S. aircraft manufacturer Boeing has inked a $3 billion deal to sell 30 commercial airliners to an Iranian airline. The deal announced on April 4 was the first of its kind since Donald Trump became U.S. president and imposed new sanctions against the Islamic republic. Under […]

Meadows stood up to ‘master negotiator’ Trump, but sees compromise by Easter

Meadows stood up to ‘master negotiator’ Trump, but sees compromise by Easter

Special to WorldTribune.com By Pete Zamplas, Asheville Tribune Freedom Caucus Chairman U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows sees the health care stalemate unlocked by Easter, easing off from a demand for a full Obamacare repeal that made national waves after he stood toe to toe with President Donald Trump. But the congressman still firmly seeks to undo […]

When it was ‘our moment in time,’ where were all the members who voted 50 times to repeal Obamacare?

When it was ‘our moment in time,’ where were all the members who voted 50 times to repeal Obamacare?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Congressman Dave Brat (R, VA-7), Fairfax Free Citizen The GOP’s Obamacare replacement bill was pulled by Speaker Ryan before it came up for a vote on Friday. No doubt, this is a disappointing setback in our goal to repeal collapsing health care law. By now you have heard the radio pundits […]

Report: Saudi deputy crown prince failed to sway Trump White House

Report: Saudi deputy crown prince failed to sway Trump White House

Special to WorldTribune.com By GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Time will tell, but cries of “victory in Washington” by Saudi Arabian Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohamed bin Salman seemed hollow and perhaps even apocryphal. He needed some sign of success when he emerged from his White House meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on […]

Green gloom: Carbon emissions were flat, economy grew for third year in a row

Green gloom: Carbon emissions were flat, economy grew for third year in a row

by WorldTribune Staff, March 23, 2017 As the world economy grew last year, global carbon dioxide emissions remained flat for a third year in a row, raising questions of whether the UN Paris climate agreement is necessary, a report said. The success of the shale gas industry, or fracking, paved the way as the United […]

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