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 […]

Released document reveals CIA role in Watergate, James Angleton’s concerns about ‘Pentagon Papers’

Released document reveals CIA role in Watergate, James Angleton’s concerns about ‘Pentagon Papers’

by WorldTribune Staff, September 1, 2016 A newly obtained document reveals direct CIA involvement in the Watergate break in and that the deputy director of the CIA and the acting chief of the FBI advised President Richard Nixon to “get rid of the people involved in the cover-up, no matter how high.” The document, obtained […]

‘Shredded’ U.S. credibility: Former military officials slam Obama’s ISIL strategy

‘Shredded’ U.S. credibility: Former military officials slam Obama’s ISIL strategy

by WorldTribune Staff, September 1, 2016 U.S. President Barack Obama has yet to forge a “sound strategy” in the fight against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) and lacks the “political will” to take advice from his military commanders, a group of former military officials said in a report. “At the end of the […]

High court minus Scalia split; NC voter ID law invalidated for 2016 election

High court minus Scalia split; NC voter ID law invalidated for 2016 election

by WorldTribune Staff, September 1, 2016 North Carolina’s voter ID law has been invalidated for the November elections after the Supreme Court on Aug. 31 split 4-4 on the state’s appeal for a stay of a circuit court’s ruling striking down the law. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Anthony Kennedy and Samuel Alito would […]

No longer ‘objective’ media said to broaden attack on Trump by targeting his supporters

No longer ‘objective’ media said to broaden attack on Trump by targeting his supporters

by WorldTribune Staff, September 1, 2016 Dispensing with the guise of “objectivity,” major media outlets are not just aiming their guns at candidate Donald Trump. They are also targeting his family, his supporters and the families of his supporters. Big media “has suspended even the illusion of objectivity,” in the 2016 presidential election, Ken Kurson […]

American journalist arrested in Turkey after exiting Syria

American journalist arrested in Turkey after exiting Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, September 1, 2016 Turkey has arrested an American journalist for “violating a military zone” after she returned from Syria, a U.S. official said on Aug. 31. Lindsey Snell was detained on Aug. 6, and U.S. consular officials were not able to visit her until Aug. 26, State Department spokesman John Kirby said. […]

Egypt, Cyprus sign gas pipeline deal over objections of Turkish Cypriots

Egypt, Cyprus sign gas pipeline deal over objections of Turkish Cypriots

by WorldTribune Staff, September 1, 2016 Cyprus has reached an agreement to supply Egypt with natural gas via an undersea pipeline. Cypriot Energy Minister Yiorgos Lakkotrypis said on Aug. 31 that the first gas through the planned pipeline should reach Egypt between 2020 and 2022, but officials said they would try to speed up the […]