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The battle is joined: Obama warns Democrats not to go ‘squishy’ on Iran deal

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Patrice Hill, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S. President Barack Obama told supporters on July 30 that Democratic support in Congress for the Iran nuclear deal is “squishy” and they must work hard to counter […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 31 Jul 2015 | 12:50 pm MST

Emerging Peru-Colombia strategic bloc, bi-national integration counters Venezuela

Presidents Juan Manuel Santos  of Colombia and Ollanta Humala of Peru in Iquitos, Peru, on Sept. 30, 2014.

Special to WorldTribune.com By GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Peru and Colombia have, largely unnoticed by the world’s media, continued to quietly work toward an integration of their political, economic, and strategic structures. This growing closeness — albeit without a publicly-stated […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 31 Jul 2015 | 12:36 pm MST

Israel readies Iron Dome batteries near Lebanon border as Hizbullah ramps up threats

An 'Iron Dome' short-range missile defense system is positioned near the northern city of Haifa.  /Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com Anticipating a huge influx of cash after the Iran nuclear deal, Hizbullah has ratcheted up its threats on Israel and the Israelis have responded by bolstering their Iron Dome missile defense capabilities at the Lebanon border. Iron […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 31 Jul 2015 | 12:10 pm MST

Abbas warns ISIL threat against ‘secularists’ in Gaza Strip is for real

An ISIL banner in the Gaza Strip.

Special to WorldTribune.com Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has established a clear presence in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said. During a July 30 meeting with Jordanian parliament members, Abbas said that world leaders were […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 31 Jul 2015 | 12:04 pm MST

Russia says ‘nyet’ at UN to MH-17 downing tribunal

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In a callous but not unexpected move to block an international inquiry on the fate of Malaysian flight #17 which was shot down over Ukraine just a year ago, Russia […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 31 Jul 2015 | 11:53 am MST

Argentina questions Kerry on sanctions status of Iran general sought in ’94 terror attack

Gen. Ahmad Vahidi.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Argentina’s foreign minister is asking U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to clarify whether Washington’s nuclear deal with Iran includes removing from Interpol’s list an Iranian wanted in a major bombing […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 30 Jul 2015 | 11:51 am MST

Slaughter in Tunisia spurs British to prioritize counter-terrorism

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Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct Stung by the death last month of 30 Britons among 38 murdered while on holiday at a beach resort in Sousse, Tunisia at the hands of Islamic extremists, British Prime Minister David […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 30 Jul 2015 | 11:47 am MST

Israel, like U.S. Congress and public, in the dark on Iran side deals

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, left, and Secretary of State John Kerry.  /AFP/Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com Both Israel’s security chief and a powerful U.S. senator said the Obama administration is keeping vital information on “side deals” of the Iran nuclear agreement confidential. National Security Adviser Yossi Cohen said on July 29 that Israel […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 30 Jul 2015 | 11:46 am MST

Stormy weather in the South China Sea: Manila, Washington, Seoul weigh the options

Korean T50s.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com MANILA ― War clouds hang over the South China Sea. The question is whether they’ll burst into a storm or simply cast a menacing shadow and eventually blow away. The outlook for clear […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 30 Jul 2015 | 11:45 am MST

Chechen women posing as jihadist brides conned ISIL

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Special to WorldTribune.com A group of Chechen women has turned the tables on Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), using social media to pose as caliphate brides and scamming the terrorists out of thousands of dollars. The women allegedly […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 30 Jul 2015 | 11:43 am MST