New Zealand angst: Gun owners surrender 37 of 1.2 million firearms; Bookstores ban Jordan Peterson, not ‘Mein Kampf’

New Zealand angst: Gun owners surrender 37 of 1.2 million firearms; Bookstores ban Jordan Peterson, not ‘Mein Kampf’

by WorldTribune Staff, March 24, 2019 In the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings which left 50 people dead, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern encouraged the country’s gun owners to surrender their weapons. As of March 19, New Zealand police reported that 37 guns had been surrendered. There are about 1.2 million firearms registered […]

Reporter in Seoul accused of ‘treason’ for challenging government’s pro-Pyongyang statements

Reporter in Seoul accused of ‘treason’ for challenging government’s pro-Pyongyang statements

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk President Moon Jae-In almost accidentally stepped into a battle that did not have to happen with journalists for foreign news organizations. The ruckus was all about a Korean reporter for Bloomberg who wrote in September that Moon sounded like a spokesman for Kim Jong-Un by singing the praises of […]

Love on the rocks? U.S. tightened screws on N. Korea with new China sanctions

Love on the rocks? U.S. tightened screws on N. Korea with new China sanctions

by WorldTribune Staff, March 22, 2019 The United States on March 21 imposed new sanctions on two Chinese shipping companies which the U.S. Treasury Department said helped North Korea evade sanctions. But on Friday, President Donald Trump in a tweet walked back the decision after North Korea removed its representatives from the inter-Korean liaison office […]

Neutrons over nutrition: Half of North Koreans need humanitarian aid

Neutrons over nutrition: Half of North Koreans need humanitarian aid

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Following the failed Hanoi Summit with the USA, North Korea is now sending mixed messages concerning its denuclearization and missile testing intentions. Pyongyang’s deliberately cryptic policy is likely meant to sow confusion and gain a negotiating advantage with the U.S. over Washington’s efforts to denuclearize […]

Seoul’s media crackdown prompts statement from Foreign Correspondents’ Club

Seoul’s media crackdown prompts statement from Foreign Correspondents’ Club

by WorldTribune Staff, March 18, 2019 Media outlets and free speech advocates in South Korea are criticizing a move by the government of leftist President Moon Jae-In to introduce a system which could block YouTube, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Apple, Netflix, and other online and social network services. South Korean conservatives have complained of government […]

Focus of Pentagon’s 2020 budget all about China: U.S. ignored mounting threat ‘too long’

Focus of Pentagon’s 2020 budget all about China: U.S. ignored mounting threat ‘too long’

by WorldTribune Staff, March 17, 2019 The Pentagon’s proposed $718 billion budget for 2020 is designed in large part to counter the threat from China and its rapidly advancing military technology, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said. In presenting the Trump administration’s proposed 2020 defense budget to the Senate Armed Services Committee on March 14, […]

Unreported: Jihadists slaughtered 120 Christians in past month

Unreported: Jihadists slaughtered 120 Christians in past month

by WorldTribune Staff, March 17, 2019 In the wake of the horrific shootings at two New Zealand mosques, Christian media outlets and a UN-recognized human rights group have pointed to the lack of interest from the corporate media in the tragedy faced by black Christians in Nigeria at the hands of Fulani and Boko Haram […]

Chairman of Joint Chiefs: Google won’t work with Pentagon but offers ‘direct benefit’ to China’s PLA

Chairman of Joint Chiefs: Google won’t work with Pentagon but offers ‘direct benefit’ to China’s PLA

by WorldTribune Staff, March 15, 2019 Though it ended its cooperation with the Pentagon, tech giant Google has no problem boosting China’s military, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff said. “The work that Google is doing in China is indirectly benefiting the Chinese military and I’ve been very public on this issue […]

‘Animal Farm’? George Orwell never imagined this

‘Animal Farm’? George Orwell never imagined this

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk SEOUL — The Demilitarized Zone that’s divided North from South Korea since the Korean War evokes images of the Berlin Wall that divided East from West Berlin from 1961 to 1991 but shows no signs of going down after the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean […]

Second Korea summit was ‘bad news’ for Kim Jung-Un, U.S. negotiator says

Second Korea summit was ‘bad news’ for Kim Jung-Un, U.S. negotiator says

by WorldTribune Staff, March 11, 2019 The failure of the second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un to produce an agreement has shaken the Kim dynasty to the point where the young dictator is “almost in a time out,” a U.S. envoy who was a key North Korea negotiator […]

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