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Iran says oil exports to South Korea up fourfold since January

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye, with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, said the plan is to triple bilateral trade to $18 billion a year.Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iran has increased oil exports to South Korea fourfold since January and now hopes to triple its yearly trade with Seoul, Iranian leaders have said. Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said […]

By: Top Stories – World Tribune | 3 May 2016 | 12:03 pm MST

Trump’s China policy: Will business as usual really protect U.S. interests?

GOP front-runner Donald Trump.  /Getty ImagesSpecial to WorldTribune.com Donald Trump correctly asserted that President Barack Obama’s weakness has emboldened China, but the GOP front-runner has also hinted he will continue 1980s-era business-oriented approaches toward Beijing that have not worked, national security journalist Bill Gertz wrote. […]

By: Top Stories – World Tribune | 3 May 2016 | 12:02 pm MST

Layoffs by Saudi firm owned by bin Laden’s father spark massive protests

Laid off SBG workers torched several buses in Mecca.Special to WorldTribune.com The termination of 50,000 workers for the Saudi Binladin Group (SBG) sparked a wave of protests that included the torching several buses in Mecca. The job cuts were mostly foreign workers who were given permanent exit visas […]

By: Top Stories – World Tribune | 3 May 2016 | 12:02 pm MST

North Korea specialist: How an apocalyptic invasion of South Korea would play out

Former White House adviser Victor Cha.  /Getty ImagesSpecial to WorldTribune.com A North Korean invasion of the South would ultimately fall to the superior military technology of the U.S. and South Korea, but “not without four to six months of high-intensity combat and many dead,” a former White […]

By: Top Stories – World Tribune | 3 May 2016 | 12:01 pm MST

Drudge: Beijing checks out news ops, orders economists to be more positive

Special to WorldTribune.com Drudge-Select — May 3, 2016 c/o DrudgeReport.com ISIL kills Navy Seal … Obama plan to cut screening time raises terror issues… Hill denies ‘off reservation’ remark was about husband… Appalachia: Former Clinton stronghold becomes Trump country… China […]

By: Top Stories – World Tribune | 3 May 2016 | 12:00 pm MST

Egypt said losing millions over travel restrictions on Arab tourists

A tourist walks past sunbeds on a beach in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh on Nov. 10, 2015.  /AFP/Getty ImagesSpecial to WorldTribune.com Egypt’s struggling tourism industry would get a major shot in the arm if the country lifted restrictions on Arab tourists, the head of an Egyptian travel association said. More than one million new tourists would flow to […]

By: Top Stories – World Tribune | 3 May 2016 | 11:59 am MST

Israel seizes 4 tons of rocket chemicals in shipment of salt bound for Gaza

Tons of chemicals seized by Israeli security services.  /Nitzana Customs photoSpecial to WorldTribune.com Four tons of a chemical used in the manufacture of long-range rockets was seized by Israeli authorities in a shipment of salt that was bound for the Gaza Strip. Customs and Shin Bet officials at the Nitzana […]

By: Top Stories – World Tribune | 3 May 2016 | 11:58 am MST

Marine in trouble over emailed document on Afghan sex abuser; Charges against Hillary called more serious

Marine Reserve Maj. Jason Brezler speaks with children attending school at the district center in Now Zad, Afghanistan, on Dec. 15, 2009.  /1st Marine Division Public AffairsSpecial to WorldTribune.com In a case that analysts say bears a striking resemblance to Hillary Clinton’s email disaster, a Marine officer is facing dismissal for mishandling classified material on his computer. Marine Reserve Maj. Jason Brezler is fighting the charges against […]

By: Top Stories – World Tribune | 2 May 2016 | 1:00 pm MST

Drudge: Economic woes from San Francisco to Puerto Rico; Debt up $1 trillion since ‘deal’

Special to WorldTribune.com Drudge-Select — May 2, 2016 c/o DrudgeReport.com Apple stock heads toward longest loss streak in 18 years… Enough: Many new San Franciscans say they’re ready to leave… ‘The Great Puerto Rico Depression’: Debt deadline looms, record numbers […]

By: Top Stories – World Tribune | 2 May 2016 | 1:00 pm MST

Clinton’s ‘off the reservation’ remark triggers anger for Native Americans, disbelief in others

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.  /APSpecial to WorldTribune.com Hillary Clinton has extended the peace pipe and apologized for offending Native Americans. The Democratic presidential front-runner, in remarks about GOP front-runner Donald Trump on April 29, said that she’s used to dealing with men who “get […]

By: Top Stories – World Tribune | 2 May 2016 | 1:00 pm MST