Pentagon alarmed by Turkey’s plan to buy Russian S-400 air defense system

Pentagon alarmed by Turkey’s plan to buy Russian S-400 air defense system

by WorldTribune Staff, August 3, 2017 The United States has raised concerns over NATO ally Turkey’s plan to purchase an advanced air defense system from Russia. Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis told a press briefing in Washington on July 31 that the S-400 system Turkey plans to buy may have inconsistencies with other equipment used […]

Putin travels to Finland for talks amid naval exercises

Putin travels to Finland for talks amid naval exercises

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit neighboring Finland on July 27 on a one-day trip. Putin will hold talks with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and the two leaders will attend celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence from the Russian Empire. Putin’s visit comes as […]

Who is Vladimir Putin? Dealing with the ex-spy who came from nowhere to lead Russia

Who is Vladimir Putin? Dealing with the ex-spy who came from nowhere to lead Russia

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Marcus Wolf, “the man without a face”, infamous East German intelligence operative who once put a Communist spy into West German Chancellor Willy Brandt’s bed, has commented pithily on Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Wolf doubts Putin lived in Dresden for 15 years as liaison between the Soviet […]

Trump hails ‘triumph of Poland’s spirit’, rallies West against militant Islam and bureaucracy

Trump hails ‘triumph of Poland’s spirit’, rallies West against militant Islam and  bureaucracy

Special to WorldTribune , July 6, 2017 President Donald Trump delivered the following speech from Warsaw’s Krasiński Square after being introduced by first lady Melania Trump: Thank you very much. That’s so nice. The United States has many great diplomats, but there is truly no better ambassador for our country than our beautiful First Lady, […]

Helmut Kohl, 87: Architect of German reunification, U.S. friend

Helmut Kohl, 87: Architect of German reunification, U.S. friend

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Thirty years ago this week in 1987, President Ronald Reagan visiting Berlin, made his famous challenge, “Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall.” Alongside the American President stood German Chancellor Helmut Kohl. A few years earlier I met Helmut Kohl campaigning in his native Rheinland. Kohl, […]

Kasparov: Putin still waging ‘war against the Free World,’ after ‘pyrhhic victory’ with Trump’s election

Kasparov: Putin still waging ‘war against the Free World,’ after ‘pyrhhic victory’ with Trump’s election

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty In 2013, former world chess champion and Russian opposition political activist Garry Kasparov emigrated from Russia to the United States. Since then, he has continued to be a vocal critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin and has consistently warned the West that Putinism presents a global […]

Londonistan is the future: PC paralysis in the West will never stop radical Islam

Londonistan is the future: PC paralysis in the West will never stop radical Islam

Special to WorldTribune.com Jeffrey T. Kuhner The Islamic terrorist attack in London represents the future. This is what happens when a nation allows unlimited immigration and Muslim extremism to take root. Multicultural Britain is no match for radical Islam. Like a Trojan horse, the invading enemy has entered within. On Saturday night, Islamists rampaged at […]

When push comes to shove: Montenegro joins NATO

When push comes to shove: Montenegro joins NATO

by WorldTribune Staff, June 5, 2017 Moscow had long attempted to derail Montenegro’s entrance into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), but those attempts came to a crashing halt on June 5 when the tiny Balkan nation became the alliance’s 29th member. With the former Yugoslav republic now in the fold, NATO controls the entire […]

Trump asks NATO to be ‘fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States’

Trump asks NATO to be ‘fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States’

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — President Donald Trump has scolded some members of the Atlantic Alliance for not paying their “fair share” in defense spending. Addressing the NATO Summit in Brussels, the American president followed in the footsteps of many of his predecessors in saying that some members of the […]

Shrinking Europe: Turkey votes to be more like the Middle East

Shrinking Europe: Turkey votes to be more like the Middle East

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — There’s troubling news from across the Bosphorus, the narrow slip of water separating Europe from Asia-minor. In a decisive but dividing referendum, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan narrowly gained the political blessing he sought by winning 51 percent of the nationwide vote. Erdogan’s divisive victory […]