Egypt warns Turkey over Cyprus gas exploration

Egypt warns Turkey over Cyprus gas exploration

by WorldTribune Staff, February 8, 2018 Egypt has warned Turkey not to infringe on gas exploration rights Cairo obtained in a deal with Greek Cyprus. “Any attempt to infringe or diminish Egypt’s rights in that area” will be confronted, Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid said on Feb. 6, Reuters reported. Turkish Foreign Minister […]

Korean protests at the Olympics, then and now

Korean protests at the Olympics, then and now

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk Mid-winter is not exactly the best time for mass demonstrations in South Korea. Protesters prefer to wait for spring, but the Winter Olympics leave them no choice. Flag-wavers are out there during the coldest ever Olympics, the rightists waving Korean and American flags, leftists and liberals those one-Korea flags, […]

Page-Strzok text: ‘POTUS wants to know everything we’re doing’

Page-Strzok text: ‘POTUS wants to know everything we’re doing’

by WorldTribune Staff, February 7, 2018 A September 2016 text message between FBI agents Lisa Page and Peter Strzok said that then-President Barack Obama wanted “to know everything we’re doing.” The message from Page to Strzok discussed talking points that were being prepared for then-FBI Director James Comey to give to Obama. The texts were […]

Arrival of Kim Jong-Un’s powerful sister for Olympics sets off speculations in Seoul

Arrival of Kim Jong-Un’s powerful sister for Olympics sets off speculations in Seoul

by WorldTribune Staff, February 7, 2018 Kim Yo-Jong, the sister and a top confidant of Kim Jong-Un, will represent North Korea’s ruling dynasty as she visits South Korea this week for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, a report said. The Unification Ministry in Seoul announced on Feb. 7 that Kim Yo-Jong, who is believed to […]

Former Comey assistant leaves FBI to defend agency at CNN

Former Comey assistant leaves FBI to defend agency at CNN

by WorldTribune Staff, February 7, 2018 An FBI agent who was an assistant to former Director James Comey left the Bureau in order to defend it against “political attacks” in his new job as an analyst with CNN, a report said. A flyer from the farewell party of agent Josh Campbell informed party attendees of […]

Hong Kong’s ‘Umbrella movement’ against Chinese Communist Party refuses to die

Hong Kong’s ‘Umbrella movement’ against Chinese Communist Party refuses to die

by WorldTribune Staff, February 6, 2018 Three leaders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement vowed to continue their fight after their sentences were reversed by the Chinese-ruled city’s Court of Final Appeal on Feb. 6. In a unanimous decision, a panel of five judges cleared Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow. The three activists had […]

Bad moon rising: Seoul leader ratings drop over Winter Game politics

Bad moon rising: Seoul leader ratings drop over Winter Game politics

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Fierce controversies have erupted surrounding Winter Olympics politics with regard to North Korea’s participation, and President Moon Jae-In of South Korea has been dealt a blow in the public opinion polls. A new Seoul-based PR firm called Realmeter released polling data on Jan. 25, indicating the president’s approval ratings have […]

‘PC gone mad’: Feminists drive Formula 1 grid girls out of their jobs

‘PC gone mad’: Feminists drive Formula 1 grid girls out of their jobs

by WorldTribune Staff, February 2, 2018 Several models who lost their jobs as “grid girls” on the Formula 1 racing circuit are blasting the feminists who lobbied the sport to fire them. Formula 1, under pressure from feminist groups, announced last month it would no longer employ the models who are famous for interacting with […]

Turkish drone obliterates massive portrait of PKK’s founder

Turkish drone obliterates massive portrait of PKK’s founder

by WorldTribune Staff, February 1, 2018 A huge portrait of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) founder Abdullah Ocalan in northern Syria was destroyed by a Turkish air force drone, reports say. The attack on the portrait, which was part of a monument built on a 53-meter concrete pedestal in Afrin, is part of Turkey’s so-called Operation […]

U.S. warns Syria enhancing chemical weapons; 20 dead in new attack

U.S. warns Syria enhancing chemical weapons; 20 dead in new attack

by WorldTribune Staff, February 2, 2018 Syria has “evolved” its chemical weapons arsenal and is developing new ways to use the weapons, U.S. officials say. Reports from Arab news outlets on Feb. 5 said a chemical weapons attack, believed to be chlorine gas, killed 20 people in a town in Idlib province. The forces of […]