First robot cop joins the force in Dubai; Here come the surgeons, authors of best-sellers

First robot cop joins the force in Dubai; Here come the surgeons, authors of best-sellers

by WorldTribune Staff, June 1, 2017 A new study says that artificial intelligence will outperform humans at all tasks within the next 50 years. Dubai is already making an AI investment in one of those tasks – policing. The largest city in the United Arab Emirates has assigned its first robocop for duty near the […]

Skunk at the garden party: Trump pulling U.S. out of Paris Climate deal

Skunk at the garden party: Trump pulling U.S. out of Paris Climate deal

by WorldTribune Staff, May 31, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump has reportedly decided to make good on a campaign promise and pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement. “Details on how the withdrawal will be executed” are being worked out by a small team including EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, Axios reported on […]

Major advertiser reverses decision to bail from Hannity show

Major advertiser reverses decision to bail from Hannity show

by WorldTribune Staff, May 31, 2017 A financial services firm with a huge active and retired military clientele has backtracked on its decision to pull its advertising from Fox News’s “Hannity” show. San Antonio-based USAA said on May 30 it would resume advertising on the show “in response to the uproar that it had a […]

Wonder Woman premier set for Lebanon as Beirut plans ban over Israeli lead actress

Wonder Woman premier set for Lebanon as Beirut plans ban over Israeli lead actress

by WorldTribune Staff, May 31, 2017 Wonder Woman’s invisible jet isn’t in the first installment of the action hero film series, but she may need it to fly over Lebanon. The country, that is officially at war with Israel and has a law banning Israeli products, is seeking to ban Wonder Woman from its movie […]

Escape from New York City: Secessionist movement seeks rare constitutional convention

Escape from New York City: Secessionist movement seeks rare constitutional convention

by WorldTribune Staff, May 31, 2017 Every 20 years, New York voters have the opportunity to call for a constitutional convention. Upstate supporters of a movement to break away from New York City hope to use that opportunity to get a secession vote on the ballot. Voters will decide this November whether to hold a […]

Trump’s break with G7 climate consensus caused melt-down in polite society

Trump’s break with G7 climate consensus caused melt-down in polite society

by WorldTribune Staff, May 30, 2017 At the Group of 7 (G7) summit, agreeing to disagree on shared convictions so strongly-held that they approach religious fervor is not an option. It is simply not cool. Therefore, when U.S. President Donald Trump broke ranks on the Paris Agreement climate accord over the weekend at G7, sophisticates […]

Pew report: Islam to overtake Christianity as world’s No. 1 religion by 2050

Pew report: Islam to overtake Christianity as world’s No. 1 religion by 2050

by WorldTribune Staff, May 30, 2017 Islam will be the world’s No. 1 religion, surpassing Christianity by the end of the century, according to a Pew Research Center study. Pew projects that the Muslim population will grow by 70 percent worldwide between 2015 and 2060, compared with an overall population growth of 32 percent. That […]

Leftist in the Blue House in Seoul, but North Korea is still not happy

Leftist in the Blue House in Seoul, but North Korea is still not happy

by WorldTribune Staff, May 30, 2017 North Korea expressed outrage that the new leftist government in South Korea is considering continuing a unification panel set up by former President Park Geun-Hye, based in part on plans adopted for the reuniting of East and West Germany. On May 22, an official with the newly launched government […]

As Trump returns, McCain embarks on overseas apology tour

As Trump returns, McCain embarks on overseas apology tour

by WorldTribune Staff, May 30, 2017 The 2008 GOP candidate who lost to a two-term U.S. president known for expressing regrets about his country while abroad has gone down under to apologize for Barack Obama’s Republican succcessor. Sen. John McCain, in a May 30 speech in Sydney, Australia, said President Donald Trump had unsettled some […]

Guilt by innuendo: The conviction of Mike Flynn without jury, or indictment

Guilt by innuendo: The conviction of Mike Flynn without jury, or indictment

by WorldTribune Staff, May 30, 2017 Mike Flynn has not been indicted, has not gone to trial and no one has presented any evidence of wrongdoing against the former national security adviser. Jokes and innuendo. That’s all the various pundits, late night talk show hosts, former officials and assorted Trump-haters have, Eli Lake wrote in […]