Iraqi prime minister: Presence of Turkish troops in Iraq hampers effort to liberate Mosul

Iraqi prime minister: Presence of Turkish troops in Iraq hampers effort to liberate Mosul

by WorldTribune Staff, September 19, 2016 Turkey’s military presence in Iraq is a “hostile act” that is impeding the Iraqi army’s plans to liberate Mosul from Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Sept. 18. “What I want to confirm is that the presence of the Turkish forces […]

Spin control: CNN slams Trump for jumping gun on ‘bombing’ while editing word from Clinton’s response

Spin control: CNN slams Trump for jumping gun on ‘bombing’ while editing word from Clinton’s response

by WorldTribune Staff, September 19, 2016 CNN on Sept. 17 cited Donald Trump for using the word “bombing” to describe the explosion in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood, insisting the GOP candidate was hinting at terrorism before authorities had determined a cause. Meanwhile, when Hillary Clinton used the word “bombing” to describe the incident, CNN […]

Timing off: Obama joked about ISIL at about same time of explosion in New York

Timing off: Obama joked about ISIL at about same time of explosion in New York

by WorldTribune Staff, September 19, 2016 While addressing a dinner held by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation on Sept. 17, Obama joked that Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) was no big deal compared to the uproar over his birth certificate. At about the same time, a terrorist bomb exploded in Manhattan, injuring 29 […]

White House on the defensive after airstrike by U.S. fighters allows ISIL advance

White House on the defensive after airstrike by U.S. fighters allows ISIL advance

by WorldTribune Staff, September 18, 2016 A U.S. airstrike that hit a Syrian army position on Sept. 17 allowed Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) to advance on, an ultimately overrun it, the Syrian army said. The airstrike at Jebel Tharda near Deir Ezzor airport is “conclusive evidence” that the U.S. and its allies […]

Former official says Hillary Clinton was never even assigned a State Dept. email address

Former official says Hillary Clinton was never even assigned a State Dept. email address

by WorldTribune Staff, September 18, 2016 Hillary Clinton, from day one, was not assigned a state.gov email address, something that “was planned in advance,” the State Department’s former inspector general said. “That’s a change in the standard. It tells me that this was premeditated” to skirt the rules governing federal records management, said Howard J. […]

New low: Gallup shows public trust in media down 8 points from last year

New low: Gallup shows public trust in media down 8 points from last year

by WorldTribune Staff, September 18, 2016 Biased and dishonest reporting on the 2016 presidential election have contributed to the American media credibility rating with its audience, which has hit an all-time low, according to a Gallup poll. Just 32 percent of Americans say they have a great deal or fair amount of trust in the […]

Japan’s navy raises its profile in the South China Sea, conducts joint patrols with U.S.

Japan’s navy raises its profile in the South China Sea, conducts joint patrols with U.S.

by WorldTribune Staff, September 16, 2016 Warning of the global consequences of China’s “rule bending” in the South China Sea, Japan’s defense minister said Tokyo will increase its joint patrols with the United States. Japan also will increase bilateral and multilateral exercises with regional navies, Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said on Sept. 15 in a […]

Documents appear to implicate State Dept. in cover-up on Clinton emails

Documents appear to implicate State Dept. in cover-up on Clinton emails

by WorldTribune Staff, September 16, 2016 The U.S. State Department waited over a year before producing emails stored on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private server despite 17 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. According to documents obtained by Judicial Watch, “in August 2013, State Department officials were aware of 17 FOIA requests relating […]

‘Why risk it?’ Cruz fights to stop Obama’s transfer of Internet controls to regimes like China

‘Why risk it?’ Cruz fights to stop Obama’s transfer of Internet controls to regimes like China

by WorldTribune Staff, September 16, 2016 Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is fighting the Obama administration’s decision to give up U.S. control of Internet domain names to a global agency. The U.S. is set to allow its contract overseeing ICANN, a California-based nonprofit charged with how Web addresses and domain names (including “.gov,” “.com” and “.edu”) […]