In blow to U.S. alliance, South Korea’s foreign minister assures China on THAAD, Japan ties

In blow to U.S. alliance, South Korea’s foreign minister assures China on THAAD, Japan ties

by WorldTribune Staff, November 10, 2017 South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-Wha, in a bow to China, has said Seoul will not seek any more deployments of the U.S. THAAD missile defense system. Kang also assured that the South will not join the U.S. missile defense networks nor seek a trilateral alliance involving Japan, Yonhap […]

‘There is no Lebanon’: Israel’s intelligence minister charges Iran takeover is ‘red line’

‘There is no Lebanon’: Israel’s intelligence minister charges Iran takeover is ‘red line’

by WorldTribune Staff, November 10, 2017 The resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri is further evidence that Iran is intent on controlling large swathes of the area surrounding Israel, which the Jewish state considers a “red line,” Israeli Transportation and Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz said on Nov. 9. “What happened with Al-Hariri revealed the […]

Pro-Trump spin in Beijing: Pushes beyond ‘own boundaries’ and ‘more honest’ than Obama

Pro-Trump spin in Beijing: Pushes beyond ‘own boundaries’ and ‘more honest’ than Obama

by WorldTribune Staff, November 9, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump has a “big ego” but he is “more honest” than former President Barack Obama, Beijing residents told the independently run South China Morning Post in a Nov. 8 feature. “As a 71-year-old man, he is spirited and energetic,” 64-year-old Li Dongsheng, a retired teacher at […]

Page: FBI used discredited dossier as template for investigation

Page: FBI used discredited dossier as template for investigation

by WorldTribune Staff, November 9, 2017 The “core foundation” of the FBI’s questioning of Trump associate Carter Page was based on the “dodgy dossier” funded by the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton campaign, Page said in congressional testimony on Nov. 2. Page testified before the House Intelligence Committee, which released a transcript of the testimony on […]

North Carolina governor grants state’s highest honor to Loretta Lynch despite controversies

North Carolina governor grants state’s highest honor to Loretta Lynch despite controversies

by WorldTribune Staff, November 9, 2017 Gov. Roy Cooper’s decision to award former Attorney General Loretta Lynch with the state’s highest civilian honor for public service is “an insult to the people of our state,” the executive director of the NC Values Coalition said. The awards are administered by the N.C. Department of Natural and […]

Judge dismisses complaint seeking to stop destruction of 2016 NC voting records

Judge dismisses complaint seeking to stop destruction of 2016 NC voting records

by WorldTribune Staff, November 8, 2017 A North Carolina resident’s bid to prevent the destruction this week (Nov. 8) of state records from the 2016 election culminated on Nov. 7 with his complaint being dismissed by the General Court of Justice, Superior Court Division. Presiding Judge Vince Rozier granted a motion to dismiss David W. […]

Iran’s Rouhani: Muslim states ‘mistaken’ if they place trust in U.S. and Israel

Iran’s Rouhani: Muslim states ‘mistaken’ if they place trust in U.S. and Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, November 9, 2017 Saudi Arabia placing trust in the United States is a “tragic mistake and miscalculation,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Nov. 8. Rouhani, during a cabinet meeting, called for an end to hostile relations between Teheran and Riyadh, adding that the Sunni kingdom and other Muslim states should come […]

Landscaping? Neighbors call claim by Rand Paul’s attacker ‘unfounded’, ‘erroneous’, ‘wrong on so many levels’

Landscaping? Neighbors call claim by Rand Paul’s attacker ‘unfounded’, ‘erroneous’, ‘wrong on so many levels’

by WorldTribune Staff, November 9, 2017 Several neighbors in the Bowling Green, Kentucky gated community Sen. Rand Paul lives and was attacked in say the Pauls are a friendly family who keep their property well-groomed. “The Paul’s landscaping looks just like everyone’s place in Rivergreen. Wish I could get him to cut my lawn,” neighbor […]

Report: U.S. intelligence can’t match China’s on summit prep

Report: U.S. intelligence can’t match China’s on summit prep

by WorldTribune Staff, November 8, 2017 Analysts for a special intelligence unit of the Chinese government worked around the clock to compile information on U.S. President Donald Trump that can be used by Chinese President Xi Jinping during Trump’s first visit to China. The unit, code-named Skyheart, consists of some 350 officials who work at […]

Ken Burns’ ‘fairy tales’ smeared Nixon and ‘honorable, heroic, tenacious’ Vietnam veterans

Ken Burns’ ‘fairy tales’ smeared Nixon and ‘honorable, heroic, tenacious’ Vietnam veterans

by WorldTribune Staff, November 7, 2017 Oliver North, who was a Marine platoon leader in Vietnam, said the documentary “The Vietnam War” by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick does an “egregious disservice” to those who served and blatantly smears the president who “brought us home.” “It’s sad, but I’ve come to accept that the real […]