$418 million arms sale to Kenya on Obama’s last day in office raises questions

$418 million arms sale to Kenya on Obama’s last day in office raises questions

by WorldTribune Staff, February 22, 2017 Lawmakers have requested a congressional investigation into a $418 million weapons sale to Kenya on Jan. 19, former President Barack Obama’s last day in office. The State Department approved the sale to Kenya of 14 weaponized crop-duster-like planes — including two trainer planes and services, for missions against terrorist […]

Poll finds surge in optimism on the economy despite post-election media storm

Poll finds surge in optimism on the economy despite post-election media storm

by WorldTribune Staff, February 20, 2017 A majority of Americans say the economy is gaining strength and believe the trend will continue under President Donald Trump, according to a new poll. The survey found that 61 percent view the economy as strong, while 39 percent say it is weak, according to a Harvard-Harris poll provided […]

‘Day Without Immigrants’ planned: ‘Without us this country is paralyzed’

‘Day Without Immigrants’ planned: ‘Without us this country is paralyzed’

by WorldTribune Staff, February 16, 2017 Immigrants in California planned to hold a “Day Without Immigrants Boycott” on Feb. 16 to show just how vital they believe they are to the United States and its economy. A flyer for the event proclaims: “Without us and our contribution this country is paralyzed … We might lose […]

Silicon Valley and the extreme reaction to Trump’s immigration order: Brilliance, greed, naivete

Silicon Valley and the extreme reaction to Trump’s immigration order: Brilliance, greed, naivete

by William R. Hawkins, FamilySecurityMatters.org The massive opposition to President Donald Trump’s executive order pausing for a few months immigration from seven war-torn countries, failed states and adversarial regimes seems totally irrational. Normal partisanship cannot account for the extreme rhetoric and violent actions that erupted within hours of the order being issued. What, after all, […]

‘We want the same thing’: Saudi energy chief encouraged by Trump policies

‘We want the same thing’: Saudi energy chief encouraged by Trump policies

by WorldTribune Staff, February 9, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump is finding an unlikely energy ally in Saudi Arabia. Though Trump during the campaign singled out Saudi as a country that would find its oil exports to the U.S. blocked, Saudi Minister of Energy Khalid al-Falih said the kingdom is encouraged by “the pro-industry, pro-oil […]

Showdown: Historically, trade wars lead to real wars

Showdown: Historically, trade wars lead to real wars

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk President Donald Trump’s most fearsome offensive on the world stage has nothing to do with immigration reform, or building that wall all along the U.S. border with Mexico, or defense or treaty alliances or the North Korean nuke-and-missile threat. It’s all about U.S. trade relations with the rest of […]

Par for the course: The Left lies about Trump’s travel ban

Par for the course: The Left lies about Trump’s travel ban

Special to WorldTribune.com Jeffrey T. Kuhner Liberals lie. That’s what they do. Yet, even by their standards, the Left has reached a new low. For days, protesters have been raging against President Trump’s executive order imposing a temporary travel ban on some Middle Eastern countries. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has called it a “Muslim ban” […]

Time for Taiwan to elevate its strategic role in northeast Asia

Time for Taiwan to elevate its strategic role in northeast Asia

Special to WorldTribune.com By Parris H. Chang President Tsai Ing-wen’s phone call with U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump last December and his questioning of the “one China” policy have angered Beijing. China’s foreign minister Wang Yi jeered at Tsai for playing a “petty trick;” her call, however, was planned weeks in advance and assisted by Trump’s […]

Do the math: Use Mexican drug cash to pay for the wall

Do the math: Use Mexican drug cash to pay for the wall

Special to WorldTribune.com David Morgan, Asheville Tribune Mexico and the cartels without question are shipping tons of drugs into the US, through the southern border, and all the money is ending up back in Mexico. The Mexican government has no handle on it, cannot control it, and is dominated by the cartels. These drug kings […]

South Asia boom, Trump initiatives are the good news for a sagging global economy

South Asia boom, Trump initiatives are the good news for a sagging global economy

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Modest global economic recovery is expected, but a return to robust and sustained growth remains elusive, according to the World Economic Situation Report, the UN’s barometer of international economic trends. The current survey states that while the world economy grew by a a modest 2.2 […]

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