Google employees protest company’s effort to support China’s censorship of its own people

Google employees protest company’s effort to support China’s censorship of its own people

by WorldTribune Staff, August 19, 2018 More than 1,400 employees at Google have signed a letter protesting the tech giant’s development of a new search engine for China that kowtows to the communist country’s strict censorship policy. The search engine project, known as Dragonfly, and prospects for Google’s return to China “raise urgent moral and […]

Conservative UK faction wants clean break from EU as push for 2nd Brexit vote intensifies

Conservative UK faction wants clean break from EU as push for 2nd Brexit vote intensifies

by WorldTribune Staff, August 19, 2018 A conservative faction in UK parliament has indicated it favors a clean break from the European Union and may not support the Brexit deal being proposed by Prime Minister Theresa May. Jacob Rees-Mogg, chair of the European Research Group, a faction within May’s Conservative Party, is strongly opposed to […]

Major media outlets accused of intimidating Manafort jury

Major media outlets accused of intimidating Manafort jury

by WorldTribune Staff, August 19, 2018 CNN and six other major media outlets are being accused of attempting to intimidate the jury in former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s trial after the outlets sought to obtain the jurors’ names and home addresses. On Aug. 16, CNN, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, Politico, The New York Times, NBC and The […]

Nightmare in Germany: Former Yazidi sex slave confronted by captor in supermarket

Nightmare in Germany: Former Yazidi sex slave confronted by captor in supermarket

by WorldTribune Staff, August 17, 2018 A Yazidi teenager who was kidnapped at age 15 by Islamic State (ISIS) and held for three months as a sex slave said she now feels safer in an Iraqi refugee camp than in Germany, where she was confronted earlier this year by her ISIS captor. Ashwaq Ta’lo, 19, […]

White House counsel cooperated with Mueller? Of course, says White House

White House counsel cooperated with Mueller? Of course, says White House

by WorldTribune Staff, August 19, 2018 President Donald Trump, saying he has “nothing to hide,” tweeted that he encouraged White House counsel Don McGahn to fully cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. A New York Times report had said that McGahn decided to cooperate fully because he worried Trump was trying to set him up to take […]

Report: Iran’s presence in Syria dominated Helsinki summit

Report: Iran’s presence in Syria dominated Helsinki summit

by WorldTribune Staff, August 17, 2018 During their summit last month in Helsinki, U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed that Iran should withdraw from the Syrian conflict, a report said. Iran’s role in Syria was the dominant topic in the meeting between Trump and Putin, a U.S. administration official said, according […]

Ohr-Steele emails, notes reveal in-depth coordination that included Mueller

Ohr-Steele emails, notes reveal in-depth coordination that included Mueller

by WorldTribune Staff, August 17, 2018 Newly revealed documents show that Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr kept in continuous contact with Trump dossier author Christopher Steele and that special counsel Robert Mueller was a subject of their conversations. The emails and notes between Ohr and Steele, written between 2016 and 2017, were obtained by […]

Populists look to end 100 years of Social Democrats’ dominance in Sweden

Populists look to end 100 years of Social Democrats’ dominance in Sweden

by WorldTribune Staff, August 17, 2018 The populist Sweden Democrats party is poised to possibly win the most seats in Sweden’s parliament, knocking the Social Democrats out of power for the first time in more than a century. Some polls now show the Sweden Democrats at 25 percent, which would likely gain them the majority […]

U.S. hits Russian, Chinese firms for breaching N. Korea sanctions

U.S. hits Russian, Chinese firms for breaching N. Korea sanctions

by WorldTribune Staff, August 16, 2018 The U.S. Treasury Department on Aug. 15 announced new sanctions on a Russian port service agency which aided North Korean ships and a Chinese firm and its Singapore affiliate which sold alcohol and tobacco products to Pyongyang in breach of current U.S. sanctions. Russian-based Profinet Pte Ltd and its […]

China’s massive military is training to ‘fight and win’ against U.S., Pentagon reports

China’s massive military is training to ‘fight and win’ against U.S., Pentagon reports

by WorldTribune Staff, August 17, 2018 China is rapidly pursuing supreme leader Xi Jinping’s plan of having a modernized military that can “fight and win” wars, the Pentagon said. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA), which has the largest ground force in the world, is also training its pilots for strikes against U.S. and allied targets […]

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