UN speeches in review: Moralizing, demonizing and occasional common sense

UN speeches in review: Moralizing, demonizing and occasional common sense

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In a week of speeches which swirled from the sublime to the ridiculous or were simply just boring, the recent UN General Assembly debate reached some notable exceptions. Among the sonorous drone of 193 addresses, either restating the obvious or repeating by rote the contemporary […]

India chess player pulls out of tournament in Iran over headscarf rule

India chess player pulls out of tournament in Iran over headscarf rule

by WorldTribune Staff, June 14, 2018 One of the top female chess players in India has withdrawn from the Asia Chess Championship in Iran over the Islamic Republic’s requirement that she wear a headscarf. Soumya Swaminathan, the No. 5 ranked female grandmaster in India, said the rule was a violation of her personal rights. “Under […]

Security tab for Hillary’s misadventures in India was picked up by U.S. taxpayers

Security tab for Hillary’s misadventures in India was picked up by U.S. taxpayers

by WorldTribune Staff, March 20, 2018 During her recent trip to India, Hillary Clinton said white women who voted for Donald Trump were essentially Stepford wives while others who voted against her don’t like “black people getting rights” or “women getting jobs.” Prominent former supporters of the former First Lady were quick to suggest she […]

Hillary Clinton explains her defeat in India: ‘We don’t do well with married, white women’

Hillary Clinton explains her defeat in India: ‘We don’t do well with married, white women’

by WorldTribune Staff, March 13, 2018 Hillary Clinton has revealed why she thinks 52 percent of white women voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election – their husbands told them to. “[Democrats] do not do well with white men and we don’t do well with married, white women,” Clinton explained during a March […]

Saudi denies opening airspace to Air India flights to Israel

Saudi denies opening airspace to Air India flights to Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, February 9, 2018 Saudi Arabia is denying reports that it has lifted the 70-year-old ban on flights to Israel passing through Saudi airspace. Several media reports on Feb. 7 said that Saudi Arabia had agreed to allow Air India to use Saudi airspace in its new flights from New Delhi to Tel […]

‘Free but fair trade’: NAFTA, China and the India success story

‘Free but fair trade’: NAFTA, China and the India success story

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Back in Ronald Reagan’s time, the underlining philosophical mantra of the extraordinary economic expansion was that “a rising tide lifts all boats.” Namely, as entrepreneurialism and enterprise were encouraged, the results would create the rising tide of progress. But later, in the early 1990’s slowdown, […]

‘Son preference’: India has 21 million ‘unwanted’ girls, government says

‘Son preference’: India has 21 million ‘unwanted’ girls, government says

by WorldTribune Staff, January 30, 2018 Due to the “meta son preference,” India has 63 million fewer females than it should have in its population and 21 million girls are “unwanted” by their families, a government report said. Indian parents continue having children until giving birth to a boy, the New Delhi government found in […]

Report: Asian economies on the move in 21st century

Report: Asian economies on the move in 21st century

by WorldTribune Staff, December 26, 2017 Asian economies will continue to advance in 2018 and in the coming decades will top Europe’s leaders and, eventually, the United States, a report said. The Center for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) in London predicts that China will overtake the U.S. as the world’s largest economy by 2032. […]

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Special to WorldTribune , December 21, 2017 Yes: 128 No: 9 Abstain: 35 Y  AFGHANISTAN Y  DOMINICA Y  LITHUANIA SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE Y  ALBANIA A  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Y  LUXEMBOURG Y  SAUDI ARABIA Y  ALGERIA Y  ECUADOR Y  MADAGASCAR Y  SENEGAL Y  ANDORRA Y  EGYPT A  MALAWI Y  SERBIA Y  ANGOLA EL SALVADOR Y  MALAYSIA […]

Times have changed: A multilateral NATO-type alliance now makes more sense in Asia

Times have changed: A multilateral NATO-type alliance now makes more sense in Asia

Special to WorldTribune , December 6, 2017 By Miles Maochun Yu, Hoover Institution Last week marks the 63rd anniversary of the signing of the Mutual Defense Treaty between the United States of America and the Republic of China. The historic mutual defense treaty, signed on Dec. 2, 1954 in Washington, provided an ironclad guarantee to […]

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