Putin probes Ukraine’s sea lanes, sovereignty

Putin probes Ukraine’s sea lanes, sovereignty

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The Russian Navy has harassed and seized three Ukrainian vessels in the narrow waters linking the Black Sea with the Sea of Azov. The surprise incident in the Kerch Strait off occupied Crimea has reignited tensions between the two neighbors and refocused diplomatic attention on […]

NATO sets ‘biggest military exercise since the end of the Cold War’

NATO sets ‘biggest military exercise since the end of the Cold War’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Rikard Jozwiak, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty BRUSSELS — NATO is launching its largest military exercise since the collapse of the Soviet Union, mustering tens of thousands of troops in what the head of the Western alliance called a “strong display” of its capability, unity, and resolve at a time […]

New NATO: After Trump confronted allies in June, major exercise heralds new lease on life

New NATO: After Trump confronted allies in June, major exercise heralds new lease on life

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Considered by many historians as the most successful alliance in history, the 89-year-old North American Treaty Organization has a new lease on life. NATO’s largest war games in more than 16 years, the Trident Juncture exercise in Norway, Oct. 25-Nov. 10, will include more than 45,000 Alliance troops […]

U.S. carrier group heading to Norway for largest NATO drill in 16 years

U.S. carrier group heading to Norway for largest NATO drill in 16 years

by WorldTribune Staff, October 10, 2018 NATO’s largest wargames since 2002 will be held on Russia’s doorstep. The Trident Juncture exercise in Norway will include more than 45,000 troops from across the alliance and will combine land, air and sea elements. About 150 aircraft, more than 60 ships and 10,000 rolling or tracked vehicles are […]

‘Fort Trump’? Poland says military base would counter Russia threat

‘Fort Trump’? Poland says military base would counter Russia threat

by WorldTribune Staff, September 19, 2018 President Donald Trump on Sept. 18 said he is considering a request for a permanent U.S. military presence in Poland. Trump, who said he shares the NATO ally’s concerns about Russian aggression, told reporters that “We’re looking at it very seriously, I know Poland likes the idea very much, […]

Transatlantic divide; NATO then and now

Transatlantic divide; NATO then and now

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Donald Trump’s rhetorical thunderclap at the start of the NATO Summit sent political reverberations throughout allied capitals and put the pundits into overdrive as to what immeasurable damage the American president had caused while in Brussels. Indeed while chiding European allies on their woeful shortfalls […]

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 […]

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 […]

Russia selling non-NATO-compatible S-400 to Turkey

Russia selling non-NATO-compatible S-400 to Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, December 28, 2017 A deal in which Turkey would purchase the S-400 surface-to-air missile system from Russia is “almost finalized,” according to the head of Russia’s state-run Rostec corporation. The proposed $2.5 billion deal “has caused concern in the West because Turkey is a member of NATO but the Russian missile system […]

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 […]

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