‘Highest-level defection’: N. Korean diplomat who disappeared in London surfaces in S. Korea

‘Highest-level defection’: N. Korean diplomat who disappeared in London surfaces in S. Korea

by WorldTribune Staff, August 17, 2016 A North Korean diplomat based in London has defected to South Korea. Thae Yong-Ho, who fled the London embassy with his family, is the highest-ranking diplomat ever to defect from North Korea to the democratic South, officials in Seoul said on Aug. 17. Thae, who lived in the UK […]

Flynn, Christie to join Trump for first intel briefing by DNI

Flynn, Christie to join Trump for first intel briefing by DNI

by WorldTribune Staff, August 17, 2016 Donald Trump was expected to bring New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn along on Aug. 17 as the GOP candidate received his first classified intelligence briefing. Career staffers from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), the nation’s top intelligence office, were […]

ISIL jihadists fleeing Libyan stronghold could cross to Europe with migrants, Italy warns

ISIL jihadists fleeing Libyan stronghold could cross to Europe with migrants, Italy warns

by WorldTribune Staff, August 17, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) fighters fleeing the battlefield in Libya may try to hide among asylum-seeking migrants crossing the Mediterranean in smugglers’ boats, Italian intelligence officials warned. A sustained assault by forces loyal to Libya’s government, backed by U.S. fighter jets and drones, has driven hundreds […]

The Obama legacy: 100,000 Iran-backed fighters now on the ground in Iraq

The Obama legacy: 100,000 Iran-backed fighters now on the ground in Iraq

by WorldTribune Staff, August 17, 2016 U.S. officials say that up to 100,000 Iranian-backed Shi’ite fighters are on the ground in Iraq, raising the specter that a defeated Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) will be replaced by another anti-American force. “The effect of the Obama administration’s policy has been to replace American boots […]

Leaked Soros memo celebrates ‘new normal’ of migrant crisis

Leaked Soros memo celebrates ‘new normal’ of migrant crisis

by WorldTribune Staff, August 16, 2016 A leaked memo from leftist billionaire George Soros’s Open Society Foundations (OSF) reveals the organization’s ultimate goal of influencing immigration policies and refers to the current refugee crisis in Europe as the “new normal.” The May 12 memo, titled “Migration Governance and Enforcement Portfolio Review,” states that Europe’s refugee crisis […]

Russia reports U.S. ‘closer’ to joining forces in Aleppo after talks

Russia reports U.S. ‘closer’ to joining forces in Aleppo after talks

by WorldTribune Staff, August 16, 2016 Russia says it is almost ready to join forces with the United States in the ongoing battle for Aleppo, Syria. “Step by step we are getting closer to the situation in which – and I’m only speaking about Aleppo here – we will be able to begin battling together […]

China official shows up in Syria, praises Russia’s role in conflict

China official shows up in Syria, praises Russia’s role in conflict

by WorldTribune Staff, August 16, 2016 China, which says it has no interest in military involvement in Syria, is seeking closer military ties with President Bashar Assad’s regime, a Chinese official said. Rear Adm. Guan Youfei, director of the Office for International Military Cooperation of China’s Central Military Commission, met Syrian Defense Minister Fahad Jassim […]

Poll: Few Americans support Syrian refugees entering U.S.

Poll: Few Americans support Syrian refugees entering U.S.

by WorldTribune Staff, August 16, 2016 Americans are overwhelmingly against accepting a wave of Syrian refugees into the country, a new poll found. Just 36 percent of U.S. voters support allowing the refugees to enter, according to a Chicago Council on Global Affairs poll released on Aug. 15. The Obama administration is close to reaching […]

North Carolina asks Supreme Court to restore voter ID law

North Carolina asks Supreme Court to restore voter ID law

by WorldTribune Staff, August 16, 2016 North Carolina has filed an emergency brief with the Supreme Court to restore its voter ID law, saying it is too close to the November election for courts to nullify a system that was used in the state’s primary elections. “North Carolina should not be forced to scramble mere […]

Russia in talks with Saudis on ‘oil market stability’

Russia in talks with Saudis on ‘oil market stability’

by WorldTribune Staff, August 16, 2016 Russia’s oil minister said Moscow and Saudi Arabia are in talks to reach “oil market stability” and that a freeze on output levels is still on the table. “We are ready to achieve the widest possible level of coordination… and put in place joint measures to achieve oil market […]