Intelligence directed against Trump focuses attention on Obama’s role

Intelligence directed against Trump focuses attention on Obama’s role

by WorldTribune Staff, March 24, 2017 Newly disclosed intelligence reports indicate the Obama administration used the cover of legitimate surveillance on foreign targets to spy on President Donald Trump and his transition team and improperly unmasked the identity of Americans swept up in the spying. “What I’ve read seems to be some level of surveillance […]

CIA has been bugging ‘factory fresh’ iPhones since 2008, WikiLeaks says

CIA has been bugging ‘factory fresh’ iPhones since 2008, WikiLeaks says

by WorldTribune Staff, March 24, 2017 The CIA has been monitoring new iPhones since at least 2008, according to documents obtained by WikiLeaks. Additionally, the CIA is capable of permanently bugging iPhones even if their operating systems have been deleted or replaced, the WikiLeaks Vault 7 leak titled “Dark Matter” claims. Included in the newly-obtained […]

Jihadist bombs kill 10 Egyptian officers and soldiers in the Sinai

Jihadist bombs kill 10 Egyptian officers and soldiers in the Sinai

by WorldTribune Staff, March 24, 2017 Three Egyptian military officers and seven soldiers were killed on March 23 during an operation against terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula. The security forces’ vehicles were hit by two improvised bombs during the operation, the military said, according to Reuters. Egyptian forces killed 15 jihadists and arrested seven others […]

U.S. goal: Defeat ISIS affiliate in Afghanistan by year’s end

U.S. goal: Defeat ISIS affiliate in Afghanistan by year’s end

by WorldTribune Staff, March 24, 2017 The United States and the Afghan army it is training plan to drive the Islamic State (ISIS) affiliate out of Afghanistan this year, U.S. military officials said. Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISIS-K), based near the Afghan-Pakistan border, has increased its recruiting and the number of terror attacks it has […]

New poll finds voters like Trump’s rough and tumble start

New poll finds voters like Trump’s rough and tumble start

by WorldTribune Staff, March 24, 2017 While the major media and Democrats continue to pile on President Donald Trump and harp on what they call his “rookie mistakes,” the president’s huge base of supporters are sticking with him, a new poll found. The poll by Morning Consult “tested the response of ‘Teflon Don’ voters to […]

NCAA threatens North Carolina: Repeal HB2 or lose championships through 2022

NCAA threatens North Carolina: Repeal HB2 or lose championships through 2022

by WorldTribune Staff, March 24, 2017 The NCAA has warned North Carolina that it must act quickly to repeal House Bill 2 or risk losing NCAA college sports championship events through 2022. “As the state knows, next week our various sports committees will begin making championships site selections for 2018-2022,” the NCAA said in a […]

U.S. carrier confronts two sets of fast boats in Strait of Hormuz

U.S. carrier confronts two sets of fast boats in Strait of Hormuz

by WorldTribune Staff, March 23, 2017 A U.S. aircraft carrier on March 21 deployed helicopter gunships to track two sets of Iranian fast-attack vessels during a confrontation in the Strait of Hormuz, the U.S. Navy said. Navy commanders told Reuters the USS George H.W. Bush confronted the Iranian boats after they approached a U.S.-led, five-vessel […]

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 […]

Angered by media bias, older Koreans emerge as new, pro-U.S. political force

Angered by media bias, older Koreans emerge as new, pro-U.S. political force

by WorldTribune Staff, March 23, 2017 Impeached President Park Geun-Hye was a victim of “mob justice” fueled by an antagonistic liberal media in South Korea, Park’s supporters say. “Socrates was put to death, and Jesus crucified, in mob trials,” one of Park’s lawyer, Seo Seok-Gu, told the Constitutional Court, denouncing the National Assembly’s vote to […]

Was Kim Jong-Un behind last year’s biggest bank heist ever?

Was Kim Jong-Un behind last year’s biggest bank heist ever?

by WorldTribune Staff, March 23, 2017 The FBI suspects North Korea, assisted by Chinese middlemen, stole $81 million last year from the Bangladesh central bank’s account at the Federal Reserve in New York. U.S. federal prosecutors are reportedly building a case implicating Kim Jong-Un’s government in what may be one of the largest bank heists […]

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