Trump: NATO allies agree at emergency session to raise defense spending

Trump: NATO allies agree at emergency session to raise defense spending

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty BRUSSELS — U.S. President Donald Trump says other countries in the NATO alliance have agreed to increase their defense spending following criticisms he made at the NATO summit in Brussels. Speaking after his criticism prompted an unscheduled emergency meeting of allies on July 12, Trump said […]

Trade war: Oh no? Oh yes!

Trade war: Oh no? Oh yes!

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk Global Trade War is sweeping the world, and U.S. President Donald Trump intends to keep fighting. The question, though, is how and when it will end and what damage it will leave in its wake. The U.S. contends that that eventually some of America’s trading partners will realize they […]

UN Security Council merry go round

UN Security Council merry go round

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In its annual membership rotation, the UN General Assembly has chosen five new members; Belgium, Germany, Indonesia, Dominican Republic and South Africa, who will serve two-year stints on the powerful fifteen-member Security Council. The election, or more properly selection, is based both on geographical and […]

Trump tariffs target friends first, China later?

Trump tariffs target friends first, China later?

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In the midst of an expanding American economy, record low unemployment rates, and buoyant consumer confidence, the Trump Administration has inadvertently planted the seeds of a global commercial slowdown and political showdown. The steel and aluminum tariffs slapped on imports from our key Transatlantic trading […]

The overlooked Iranian people and a broken deal’s billion dollar questions

The overlooked Iranian people and a broken deal’s billion dollar questions

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Just days after the global sigh of relief regarding the upcoming United States-North Korea Summit, world opinion swung back into bitter criticism over the Trump Administration’s announcement that it was scrapping America’s participation in the Iran Nuclear Deal, the penultimate diplomatic legacy of the Obama […]

President Trump ‘nukes’ Iran deal: Full text

President Trump ‘nukes’ Iran deal: Full text

Special to WorldTribune , May 8, 2018 My fellow Americans, today I want to update the world on our efforts to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. The Iranian regime is the leading state sponsor of terror. It exports dangerous missiles, fuels conflicts across the Middle East, and supports terrorist proxies and militias, such […]

Armenian PM Sarkisian resigns, thousands celebrate in Yerevan

Armenian PM Sarkisian resigns, thousands celebrate in Yerevan

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Thousands of jubilant Armenians have poured into Yerevan’s main square to celebrate the resignation of Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisian, who stepped down amid widespread street protests over his election to the newly powerful post following 10 years as president. In a dramatic turn of events a […]

Two-thirds of Europeans favor tighter border control in new poll

Two-thirds of Europeans favor tighter border control in new poll

by WorldTribune Staff, March 30, 2018 A majority of residents in all European countries believe illegal immigration is a “serious problem,” a survey found. In the poll, conducted by the Szazadveg Foundation’s Project 28, two-thirds of respondents said Europe should better protect its borders. The poll sampled residents from all 28 European countries. While the […]

EU ‘falling to pieces’: Populists triumph in Italy

EU ‘falling to pieces’: Populists triumph in Italy

by WorldTribune Staff, March 8, 2018 The stunning success of populist parties in Italy’s election is a crushing blow to the European Union, analysts say. The populist Five Star Movement (M5S) became the largest single party in Italy with 32.1 percent of the vote on March 4 while the center-right coalition led by the League […]

Official warns Iran will withdraw from nuclear deal if ‘no economic benefit’

Official warns Iran will withdraw from nuclear deal if ‘no economic benefit’

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iran has threatened to withdraw from the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with world powers if there is no economic benefit from it and major banks continue to fail to do business with Tehran. “If the same policy of confusion and uncertainties about the JCPOA [nuclear agreement] […]