Trump takes new actions, short of war, to ‘maximize pressure’ on North Korea

Trump takes new actions, short of war, to ‘maximize pressure’ on North Korea

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The U.S. has opened a bold new assault on North Korea’s nuclear-and-missile program with a one-two punch designating the North as a “state sponsor of terror” and then imposing new sanctions. Analysts doubt if these measures will result in immediate capitulation of the regime of Kim Jong-Un to give […]

Asked to verify Trump dossier in August subpoena, FBI, DOJ have not responded

Asked to verify Trump dossier in August subpoena, FBI, DOJ have not responded

by WorldTribune Staff, November 22, 2017 FBI and Department of Justice officials indicated they are not able to verify the charges of collusion between the Russian government and Trump campaign made in the dossier compiled by ex-British spy Christopher Steele, Washington Examiner columnist Byron York said, citing sources familiar with the matter. The FBI and […]

Analyst: Trump administration has not yet stopped an Iran on the march

Analyst: Trump administration has not yet stopped an Iran on the march

by WorldTribune Staff, November 21, 2017 The Obama administration, via the nuclear deal, opened the door for Iran’s march toward “erecting a new empire” in the Middle East and the Trump administration has not gone far enough to stop it, an analyst wrote. “The pace of Iran’s imperial project is now accelerating,” Ilan Berman, senior vice […]

Trump approval ratings top those of Germany’s Merkel, UK’s May, France’s Macron

Trump approval ratings top those of Germany’s Merkel, UK’s May, France’s Macron

by WorldTribune Staff, November 20, 2017 While still far short of the Eisenhower line (65 percent average approval for two terms), U.S. President Donald Trump’s current approval rating tops those of Europe’s Big 3 – German Chancellor Angela Merkel, UK Prime Minister Theresa May, and French President Emmanuel Macron. According to the most recent Zogby […]

‘Bigotry’? Congressional Hispanic Caucus denies membership to Republican congressman

‘Bigotry’? Congressional Hispanic Caucus denies membership to Republican congressman

by WorldTribune Staff, November 17, 2017 The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) remains all Democrats after the group on Nov. 16 denied membership to Florida Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo. “I think it was pre-cooked,” said Curbelo, who represents a Latino-heavy district in Miami that is a top target for Democrats in 2018. Some CHC members were […]

Creeps on the Hill: Levin calls on leaders of House and Senate to step down

Creeps on the Hill: Levin calls on leaders of House and Senate to step down

by WorldTribune Staff, November 16, 2017 House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should resign amid allegations that at least two members of Congress, who still hold their seats, committed sexual harassment, radio host Mark Levin said. “Not to be provocative or controversial, but if this sexual harassment has been going on […]

Trump’s Reaganesque speech in Seoul: ‘Tale of one people, but two Koreas’

Trump’s Reaganesque speech in Seoul: ‘Tale of one people, but two Koreas’

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — U.S. President Donald’s Trump’s whirlwind trip to East Asia was fraught with both promise and peril; the promise of expanding commercial alliances and reinforcing military alliances, and the peril of confronting North Korea’s ominous nuclear threat. In Seoul, South Korea’s bustling and free capital, the […]

Pro-Hizbullah newspaper reports Saudis could embrace Trump’s Arab-Israel peace plan

Pro-Hizbullah newspaper reports Saudis could embrace Trump’s Arab-Israel peace plan

by WorldTribune Staff, November 14, 2017 Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has called on Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to normalize relations between the kingdom and Israel, a report said. The pro-Hizbullah Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar on Nov. 14 publicized the contents of a letter it said was sent from Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir to Crown […]

Report: FBI may be investigating Planned Parenthood over fetal tissue trafficking

Report: FBI may be investigating Planned Parenthood over fetal tissue trafficking

by WorldTribune Staff, November 14, 2017 The FBI may launch an investigation into whether Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers illegally sold fetal tissue, The Hill reported on Nov. 13, citing sources familiar with the document request. The FBI in recent days asked the Senate Judiciary Committee for unredacted documents it obtained from abortion providers […]

Flynn, Turkey dismiss report of plan to kidnap Fethullah Gulen: ‘Outrageous’, ‘groundless’

Flynn, Turkey dismiss report of plan to kidnap Fethullah Gulen: ‘Outrageous’, ‘groundless’

by WorldTribune Staff, November 12, 2017 The Turkish government on Nov. 12 called a report that Turkish officials plotted to kidnap U.S.-based opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen “utterly false, ludicrous and groundless.” The Wall Street Journal reported on Nov. 10 that Special Counsel Robert Mueller was investigating an alleged plot involving former U.S. national security adviser […]

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