FBI Counterintel: Chinese spying threatens U.S., ‘future of the world’

FBI Counterintel: Chinese spying threatens U.S., ‘future of the world’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Beijing’s ability to get at foreign technology and finances through its ultra sophisticated spying network is becoming a major threat to the U.S. and other Western societies. E.W. Priestap, assistant director of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division told a Senate committee, Chinese spying threatens “not just the future of […]

U.S. sets new Africa strategy, condemns ‘predatory’ economic policies by Russia, China

U.S. sets new Africa strategy, condemns ‘predatory’ economic policies by Russia, China

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The United States has denounced the “predatory” practices of Russia and China in Africa as it unveiled a refocus of its strategy that will include an end to “indiscriminate assistance across the entire continent.” National-security adviser John Bolton said on Dec. 13 that the new strategy […]

It’s now or never: Shut down the government if Congress won’t fund border wall

It’s now or never: Shut down the government if Congress won’t fund border wall

Special to WorldTribune.com Jeffrey T. Kuhner We are heading toward a partial government shutdown. This is the real meaning of President Trump’s shouting match with incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer at the Oval Office. Someone is going to blink. And it better not be Trump. At issue is Trump’s […]

Why the South Korean president never mentions human rights in the North

Why the South Korean president never mentions human rights in the North

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk It’s fine to talk to the North Koreans about their nukes and missiles. Go ahead and tell them they’re a threat to the world, the human race, to civilization. No problem. The North’s stock retort is they’re needed for self-defense against the Americans, who bombed our country indiscriminately in […]

Free fall for ‘Jupiter’: French Yellow Jackets sting Macron

Free fall for ‘Jupiter’: French Yellow Jackets sting Macron

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Elected on a wave of dynamism a mere eighteen months ago, French President Emmanuel Macron has morphed into the figure of derision and disillusion. From a stunning 66 percent landslide win in the May 2017 elections to a perilous political free fall, Emmanuel Macron, France’s […]

RNC hired same firm that blocked FBI following 2016 DNC attack

RNC hired same firm that blocked FBI following 2016 DNC attack

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Republicans hacked after hiring same firm that blocked FBI following 2016 DNC attack The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) was hacked during the 2018 midterm elections after hiring the same cyber firm that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) used to investigate its alleged hack in 2016, reports say. CrowdStrike was […]

‘Brand Khomeini’ said damaged by photo of his great-grandson

‘Brand Khomeini’ said damaged by photo of his great-grandson

Special to WorldTribune.com By Golnaz Esfandiari, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The great-grandson of the famously ascetic leader of Iran’s 1979 revolution, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, has been forced to defend his seemingly lavish lifestyle. Ahmad Khomeini was responding to the circulation online of a photo showing the 21-year-old cleric at an equestrian club in […]

U.S. Navy checks China, establishes new norm for Taiwan Strait

U.S. Navy checks China, establishes new norm for Taiwan Strait

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct There is no more volatile and sensitive an issue for Beijing than the U.S. military presence in the Taiwan Strait which China considers its own dominance area. Yet the U.S. Navy for the first time since 1969 has re-established its routine presence in the 100-mile wide strategic choke-point, much to […]

Take it from me: Non-citizens shouldn’t be on welfare

Take it from me: Non-citizens shouldn’t be on welfare

Special to WorldTribune.com Jeffrey T. Kuhner The United States is in danger of becoming a welfare nation. The latest census bureau numbers from 2014 reveal a national disgrace: over 4.6 million “non-citizen” households are collecting some kind of welfare program — public housing, EBT, cash assistance, food stamps, Medicaid or the Earned Income Tax Credit. […]

Nigeria’s military collapsing as fight against Boko Haram fails

Nigeria’s military collapsing as fight against Boko Haram fails

Special to WorldTribune.com By GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Nigeria’s junior army officers and enlisted ranks fighting in the north of the country were, by early December 2018, preparing to revolt. Corruption, incompetence, and lies of political generals — up to and including President Muhammadu Buhari, a retired Army major-general — had already led to one […]

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