‘Straight-up snub’: China rolled out red carpets for other G20 leaders, but not Obama

‘Straight-up snub’: China rolled out red carpets for other G20 leaders, but not Obama

by WorldTribune Staff, September 4, 2016 China’s lack of a “red carpet” welcome to U.S. President Barack Obama when he arrived for the G20 summit was seen by some as a “deliberate snub.” While other leaders arriving in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou got the full diplomatic red carpet treatment, Obama used a smaller, […]

Iran’s narrative relies on ‘Great Satan’: 90 percent of news focused on ‘enemies’

Iran’s narrative relies on ‘Great Satan’: 90 percent of news focused on ‘enemies’

by WorldTribune Staff, September 4, 2016 Iran needs to keep the United States, still referred to as the “Great Satan”, as its enemy for the Islamic Republic to survive, an Iranian-American scholar wrote. Dr. Majid Rafizadeh, president of the International American Council and board member of Harvard International Review, penned the following commentary for Al […]

‘Honey trap’ alert issued for western officials at G20 in China

‘Honey trap’ alert issued for western officials at G20 in China

by WorldTribune Staff, September 4, 2016 The British government warned its officials ahead of the G20 Summit not to fall into the same Chinese “honey trap” that stung Gordon Brown’s team in 2008. Prime Minister Theresa May’s G20 team and other western delegations have been alerted of the possibility of being targeted by Chinese spies […]

Soros foundation sought to influence negotiations for Internet regulation

Soros foundation sought to influence negotiations for Internet regulation

by WorldTribune Staff, September 4, 2016 An organization funded by George Soros, a proponent of net neutrality, attempted to buy its way into negotiations that would impact Internet regulation, a leaked document shows. With net regulation as its main concern, the leftist billionaire’s Open Society Foundations funneled $66,290 to a nonprofit with the goal of […]

Report: UN-backed groups promote ‘destruction of Israel’, terrorism

Report: UN-backed groups promote ‘destruction of Israel’, terrorism

by WorldTribune Staff, September 2, 2016 Advocacy groups supported by the United Nations are condoning terrorism and promoting the “destruction of Israel,” a report said. “Bigots, anti-Semites, and terrorist advocates” within the UN are “spreading hatred and inciting violence,” according to a report issued by Human Rights Voices, a group that monitors bias at the […]

Obama spokesman hasn’t read it but denies report of secret U.S.-Iran deal on uranium limits

Obama spokesman hasn’t read it but denies report of secret U.S.-Iran deal on uranium limits

by WorldTribune Staff, September 2, 2016 White House spokesman Josh Earnest dismissed a report that the United States and world powers quietly agreed Iran could ignore restrictions on its uranium stockpile. The Institute for Science and International Security said the U.S. and its negotiating partners in last summer’s nuclear deal secretly agreed to allow Iran […]

New civil war over . . . bathrooms: Texas and a dozen states back North Carolina

New civil war over . . . bathrooms: Texas and a dozen states back North Carolina

by WorldTribune Staff, September 2, 2016 Texas is among 13 states defending North Carolina’s law that determined people must use public restrooms based on their birth gender. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and attorney generals from Arkansas, Arizona, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina, West Virginia, Utah and the governors of Kentucky and Mississippi filed […]

The gods of high tech quarrel as a $200 million Facebook satellite falls to earth

The gods of high tech quarrel as a $200 million Facebook satellite falls to earth

by WorldTribune Staff, September 2, 2016 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg expressed his “deep disappointment” after his $200 million satellite that was to be launched by Elon Musk’s SpaceX exploded on the Cape Canaveral launch pad on Sept. 1. “As I’m here in Africa, I’m deeply disappointed to hear that SpaceX’s launch failure destroyed our satellite […]

Trump team on Obama’s uranium deal with Iran: He ‘gave away the store’

Trump team on Obama’s uranium deal with Iran: He ‘gave away the store’

by WorldTribune Staff, September 2, 2016 Donald Trump’s campaign on Sept. 1 said that news of a secret deal that allowed Iran to evade restrictions on its nuclear program shows just how “deeply flawed” the nuclear agreement pushed by President Barack Obama is. Reuters on Sept. 1 cited a soon-to-be-published report by the Institute for […]

‘Bring down Maduro’: Masses of protesters flood Caracas streets

‘Bring down Maduro’: Masses of protesters flood Caracas streets

by WorldTribune Staff, September 2, 2016 Hundreds of thousands of protesters flooded the streets of Caracas on Sept. 1 to demand the end of socialist rule in Venezuela. Chanting “this government will fall,” the protesters aligned with the opposition Democratic Unity coalition called for a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro amid a deep economic […]