OPEC output continues to fall as U.S. shale surges

OPEC output continues to fall as U.S. shale surges

by WorldTribune Staff, April 13, 2017 OPEC on April 12 said its output of crude oil continues to drop as U.S. shale surges toward record levels. In its monthly oil market report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said OPEC output fell by 365,000 barrels per day in March to 31.68 million barrels per day. Meanwhile, […]

New book: A ‘pissed off’ and ‘self-righteous’ Hillary constantly bickered with campaign staff

New book: A ‘pissed off’ and ‘self-righteous’ Hillary constantly bickered with campaign staff

by WorldTribune Staff, April 13, 2017 Hillary Clinton routinely tore into her 2016 campaign staff, blaming them for focusing on minority communities instead of the white base that supported her in 2008 and for spending heavily in the wrong areas, according to excerpts from a new book. Following is a partial excerpt from “Shattered: Inside […]

Guess who provided a critical boost for Kim Jong-Un’s missiles

Guess who provided a critical boost for Kim Jong-Un’s missiles

by WorldTribune Staff, April 13, 2017 When South Korea obtained and turned over to international weapons analysts sections from a North Korean booster rocket that had fallen into the Yellow Sea, it was discovered that Pyongyang was getting key components for its missile program from foreign sources, mainly China. The rocket parts, from the launch […]

Trump follows up by phone with China’s Xi, U.S military steps up preparations near North Korea

Trump follows up by phone with China’s Xi, U.S military steps up preparations near North Korea

by WorldTribune Staff, April 12, 2017 In a phone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump on April 12, Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed that China “is committed to the target of denuclearization” on the Korean peninsula. Trump and Xi spoke just days after their summit at Mar-a-Lago, Florida and amid escalating tensions in the region. […]

Trump: Before Steve Bannon was, I am

Trump: Before Steve Bannon was, I am

by WorldTribune Staff, April 12, 2017 Steve Bannon has become isolated in the West Wing as centrists ascend in President Donald Trump’s White House, analysts say. Bannon’s allies are concerned the chief strategist “is about to be pushed out,” following the posting of an interview with Trump by New York Post columnist Michael Goodwin that […]

China delivers an official warning to North Korea through its state-owned media

China delivers an official warning to North Korea through its state-owned media

by WorldTribune Staff, April 12, 2017 North Korea. Red lines and condemning rogue states is in vogue, so would-be superpower China is getting into the act. In an editorial, China’s Global Times, which is owned and operated by the Communist Party’s People’s Daily newspaper, said Beijing would attack Pyongyang’s nuclear facilities if North Korea crosses […]

White House counters Russian narrative on Sarin attack in Syria

White House counters Russian narrative on Sarin attack in Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, April 12, 2017 The evidence is quite clear that Syrian government forces were responsible for last week’s chemical weapons attack, a senior Trump administration official said on April 11. Intelligence gathered from social media accounts, open source videos, reporting, imagery, and geospatial intelligence showed that the chemical attack was carried out by the […]

On second thought: Fitch Ratings now says Trump isn’t a threat to world economy

On second thought: Fitch Ratings now says Trump isn’t a threat to world economy

by WorldTribune Staff, April 12, 2017 In February, Fitch, one of the three major economic ratings services, had dire warnings that a Trump presidency would be disastrous for the U.S. economy – and the world’s. Never mind. Two months after predicting catastrophe, Fitch Ratings on April 11 issued a glowing report on the state of […]

As N. Korea threatens nuclear attacks, U.S. calls on China ‘to take additional steps’

As N. Korea threatens nuclear attacks, U.S. calls on China ‘to take additional steps’

by WorldTribune Staff, April 11, 2017 As North Korea warned it has its “nuclear sight focused” on the United States, the Trump administration said it has called on China “to take additional steps” to rein in the Kim Jong-Un regime. President Donald Trump tweeted on April 11: “I explained to the President of China that […]

Tax cheat: IRS releases a few of the 7,000 documents it has withheld since 2013

Tax cheat: IRS releases a few of the 7,000 documents it has withheld since 2013

by WorldTribune Staff, April 11, 2017 IRS officials admitted the agency used “inappropriate political labels” in screening tax-exempt applications of Tea Party and other conservative groups, newly released documents show. Also among 695 pages of new documents obtained by Judicial Watch in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit were records indicating the IRS was intent […]