House Judiciary calls for 2nd special counsel to restore ‘public confidence’ in DOJ, FBI

House Judiciary calls for 2nd special counsel to restore ‘public confidence’ in DOJ, FBI

Special to WorldTribune.com By Christopher Sparks, July 31, 2017 The House Judiciary Committee is calling on the Justice Department to appoint a second special counsel to restore “public confidence in our nation’s justice system and its investigators, specifically the Department of Justice and FBI.” A second counsel is necessary to investigate a “plethora of matters” […]

Maduro defiant as 10 killed in Venezuela protests: ‘What the hell do we care what Trump says?’

Maduro defiant as 10 killed in Venezuela protests: ‘What the hell do we care what Trump says?’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 31, 2017 A vote in Venezuela on July 30 that was seen aimed at delivering a full dictatorship to socialist President Nicolas Maduro was marked by violence, with at least 10 people being killed, reports say. Three people were killed by “paramilitary gangs on motorcycles who shot them in the head,” according to […]

Putin signs airbase deal that will keep Russia in Syria for nearly 50 years

Putin signs airbase deal that will keep Russia in Syria for nearly 50 years

by WorldTribune Staff, July 28, 2017 Russian President Vladimir Putin has ratified a deal with the Syrian government that will see Russia maintain its airbase in Syria for almost 50 years. Under the deal, Russian forces will be deployed at the Hmeymim Airbase in Latakia Province for 49 years with the option of extending the […]

China answers new North Korean missile launch with … massive military parade?

China answers new North Korean missile launch with … massive military parade?

by WorldTribune Staff, July 30, 2017 Just hours after being warned by U.S. President Donald Trump over its continued inaction on North Korea, China on July 30 launched a massive military parade that included nuclear-ready H-6K bombers flying overhead and the display of a new nuclear-tipped ballistic missile. The parade came after a show of […]

Who is Lt. Gen. John Kelly? ‘True star’ engineered culture change at Homeland Security

Who is Lt. Gen. John Kelly? ‘True star’ engineered culture change at Homeland Security

by WorldTribune Staff, July 30, 2017 President Donald Trump’s new chief of staff is an admittedly “politically incorrect” former Marine Corps general who oversaw one of the great successes of the Trump administration thus far. Homeland Security Secretary Lt. Gen. John F. Kelly, who will replace Reince Priebus as chief of staff, “is a Great […]

Report: Virtually half of all foreign aid to Palestinian Authority subsidizes terror families

Report: Virtually half of all foreign aid to Palestinian Authority subsidizes terror families

by WorldTribune Staff, July 30, 2017 The Palestinian Authority (PA) has increased its financial support to terrorists and their families despite warnings from the United States and Israel that the payments must be halted, a report said. The PA budget has increased support to imprisoned terrorists by 13 percent and to the families of those […]

Satellite images reveal massive underground bunker at China’s naval facility in Djibouti

Satellite images reveal massive underground bunker at China’s naval facility in Djibouti

by WorldTribune Staff, July 28, 2017 Satellite images show that China may be gearing up to use its new military base in Djibouti as far more than just the naval logistics hub Beijing claims it to be, analysts say. Other than a noticeable lack of docks at the facility, one feature that stood out in […]

U.S. Forces Korea commander: Kim’s strategy is to splinter unity of major powers

U.S. Forces Korea commander: Kim’s strategy is to splinter unity of major powers

by WorldTribune Staff, July 27, 2017 Through his continued belligerent acts, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un hopes to generate discord among and between the U.S., South Korea, China, Russia and Japan, the commander of U.S. forces in Korea said. Kim’s actions “intend to sow friction and fissures among the five in order to prevent them […]

True grit: Republicans on the Hill lack the president’s fighting spirit

True grit: Republicans on the Hill lack the president’s fighting spirit

Analysis by WorldTribune Staff, July 28, 2017 Where are the Republicans in Congress with backbone and the partisan fervor that is in such ample supply on “the other side of the aisle”? Even before the early morning vote today on Obamacare, President Donald Trump lamented: “It’s very sad that Republicans, even some that were carried […]

Team Obama made ‘hundreds’ of unmasking requests in 2016, House Intelligence chairman says

Team Obama made ‘hundreds’ of unmasking requests in 2016, House Intelligence chairman says

by WorldTribune Staff, July 28, 2017 During President Barack Obama’s last year in office, his aides made hundreds of requests to unmask the names of Americans in intelligence reports, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said. The requests during an election year, which included Trump transition team officials, were made without specific justifications on […]