New, longest North Korea missile launch overflies Japan, puts Guam in range

New, longest North Korea missile launch overflies Japan, puts Guam in range

by WorldTribune Staff, September 15, 2017 For the second time in less than a month, North Korea launched an intermediate-range missile that flew over Japan. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a press conference that the missile was launched on Sept. 15 at around 6:57 a.m. and went down at around 7:16 a.m. […]

Tit for tat: U.S. closes 3 Russian consular facilities in U.S.

Tit for tat: U.S. closes 3 Russian consular facilities in U.S.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Christopher Sparks, September 1, 2017 The U.S. State Department on Aug. 31 said that, “in the spirit of parity,” the U.S. is closing Russian diplomatic facilities in San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and New York City. The closures will be completed by Sept. 2, a person identified as a senior Trump administration […]

Tough diplomacy: U.S. rallies UN on N. Korea sanctions, Tillerson huddles with Russia

Tough diplomacy: U.S. rallies UN on N. Korea sanctions, Tillerson huddles with Russia

by WorldTribune Staff, August 7, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump’s diplomatic team has been operating in overdrive as it tries to ensure new UN sanctions against North Korea will be enforced while confronting Russia over allegations of its meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The U.S. on Aug. 7 moved quickly to ensure new UN […]

UN sanctions on N. Korea opens way to new talks about talks

UN sanctions on N. Korea opens way to new talks about talks

by WorldTribune Staff, August 6, 2017 Yet another American president is enlisting China to put the squeeze on North Korea. And China has again agreed to play along with what the Trump Administration earlier branded as a failed exercise. Therefore on Aug. 6, Beijing called on the Kim Jong-Un regime to stop its missile and […]

Tillerson says he and president are not of one mind on Iran nuclear deal

Tillerson says he and president are not of one mind on Iran nuclear deal

by WorldTribune Staff, August 2, 2017 U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has acknowledged that he and President Donald Trump don’t exactly see to eye-to-eye when it comes to the Iran nuclear deal. “He and I have differences of views on things like JCPOA, and how we should use it,” Tillerson told reporters at the […]

Tillerson to N. Korea: ‘We are not your enemy’

Tillerson to N. Korea: ‘We are not your enemy’

by WorldTribune Staff, August 2, 2017 The United States is “not the enemy” of North Korea and is not seeking the downfall of the Kim Jong-Un regime, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Aug. 1. “We’re trying to convey to the North Koreans, ‘We are not your enemy. We’re not your threat, but […]

Shock and awe at Foggy Bottom: ‘Complete and utter disdain for our expertise’

Shock and awe at Foggy Bottom: ‘Complete and utter disdain for our expertise’

by WorldTribune Staff, August 1, 2017 The Trump administration has made hard power and the Pentagon a priority over soft power and the State Department. The policy has led to the exodus of some long-time inhabitants of Foggy Bottom. And is cause for celebration for many who regard Foggy Bottom as “swamp” central. The administration’s […]

China answers new North Korean missile launch with … massive military parade?

China answers new North Korean missile launch with … massive military parade?

by WorldTribune Staff, July 30, 2017 Just hours after being warned by U.S. President Donald Trump over its continued inaction on North Korea, China on July 30 launched a massive military parade that included nuclear-ready H-6K bombers flying overhead and the display of a new nuclear-tipped ballistic missile. The parade came after a show of […]

U.S. to ban travel to N. Korea: Embassy urges Americans to exit ‘immediately’

U.S. to ban travel to N. Korea: Embassy urges Americans to exit ‘immediately’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 21, 2017 The Trump administration is advising all U.S. nationals in North Korea to leave “immediately” as the State Department said it will soon issue a ban on American tourism to the communist nation. Koryo Tours and Young Pioneer Tours, who both operate in North Korea, said on July 21 that […]

Tillerson’s stealth diplomacy in Qatar, host to largest U.S. overseas air base

Tillerson’s stealth diplomacy in Qatar, host to largest U.S. overseas air base

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON ― We hear so often about tight U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia that we forget the Saudis kicked out the last U.S. troops in the early 2000’s. Seems they regarded the U.S. presence as an affront to Islam more than a decade after U.S. forces drove Saddam Hussein’s […]

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