North Korean state media hit U.S. inaction during visit by Seoul leader

North Korean state media hit U.S. inaction during visit by Seoul leader

by WorldTribune Staff, September 18, 2018 While North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un was making nice with South Korean President Moon Jae-In, state media in the North was blasting the United States for allegedly not following through on promises made in President Donald Trump’s June summit with Kim. Kim regime mouthpiece Rodong Sinmun employed the familiar […]

Vatican’s deal with Beijing could end Taiwan’s ties with its last European ally

Vatican’s deal with Beijing could end Taiwan’s ties with its last European ally

by WorldTribune Staff, September 16, 2018 A deal between the Vatican and China, which would grant China the right to nominate future bishops, would likely end the diplomatic relationship between the Holy See and Taiwan that began in 1942. Reports of the pending agreement come amid other reports of the suppression of religious expression throughout […]

‘Like vocational training’: China explains its re-education camps for Xinjiang Muslims

‘Like vocational training’: China explains its re-education camps for Xinjiang Muslims

by WorldTribune Staff, September 14, 2018 The re-education camps that China is allegedly using to detain some one million Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang province are nothing more than “vocational” centers that are providing jobs training for the detainees, according to a Chinese official. “What China is doing is to establish professional training centers, educational centers. […]

Kim Jong-Un visit to Moscow planned with hint of urgency

Kim Jong-Un visit to Moscow planned with hint of urgency

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct A senior Russian government official has confirmed that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un wants to expedite plans to visit Moscow and meet President Vladimir Putin. Valentina Matvienko, speaker of the upper house of the Russian parliament, said on Sept. 8 that she had met with Kim in Pyongyang in an […]

China puts stop to ‘chaotic’ religious expression online

China puts stop to ‘chaotic’ religious expression online

by WorldTribune Staff, September 11, 2018 As part of a crackdown on what it calls the “chaotic” and illegal online promotion of religion, China is requiring all religious organizations to obtain a license before being allowed to disseminate religious information on the Internet. Under the new draft guidelines, organizations or individuals are prohibited from live-streaming […]

North Korea celebrates 70th anniversary minus its ICBMs

North Korea celebrates 70th anniversary minus its ICBMs

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty North Korea has marked the 70th anniversary of the founding of the country with a massive military parade, but it did not display its intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) that have become the subject of international sanctions. Leader Kim Jong Un observed on September 9 as troops, […]

South Koreans rebelling against LG ties with Huawei for 5G mobile phone network

South Koreans rebelling against LG ties with Huawei for 5G mobile phone network

by WorldTribune Staff, September 5, 2018 Amid heightened cyber espionage concerns, South Korean mobile carrier LG U+ is under pressure to exclude equipment from China’s Huwaei for the South’s 5G network. “If Huawei’s equipment is introduced there is the possibility that various security problems become an issue,” said South Korean minister of Science and ICT Yoo Young-Min. […]

Report: China set to mass produce J-20 stealth fighter

Report: China set to mass produce J-20 stealth fighter

by WorldTribune Staff, September 5, 2018 Having reportedly worked out the kinks in the J-20’s engine, China is said to be ready to begin mass production of the stealth fighter. The J-20 engine’s improved power train will enable the Chinese jet to fly undetected at supersonic speeds comparable with the U.S. F-35, the South China […]

Pentagon cancels $300 million military aid To Pakistan ahead of Pompeo visit

Pentagon cancels $300 million military aid To Pakistan ahead of Pompeo visit

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The U.S. military says it has decided to cancel $300 million in aid to Pakistan that had been suspended due to Islamabad’s perceived lack of action against militants, raising tensions ahead of a visit by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the top U.S. general. President […]

World turns blind eye to ‘world’s worst humanitarian’ crisis in China-backed Burma

World turns blind eye to ‘world’s worst humanitarian’ crisis in China-backed Burma

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — A “climate of fear and persecution” face Burma’s minority Rohingya population as a year of unrelenting human rights abuses and forced expulsions continue by the country’s Beijing-backed military rulers. As UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres told a stunned Security Council meeting, “The massive refugee emergency […]

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