Report: China’s ‘all-powerful financial machine’ may be paper tiger

Report: China’s ‘all-powerful financial machine’ may be paper tiger

by WorldTribune Staff, May 20, 2019 In 2018, China exported $539.5 billion worth of goods to the U.S., 4.5 times more than the U.S.’s $120.3 billion worth of shipments to China, leaving America with a $419.2 billion trade deficit with China. President Donald Trump has raised U.S. tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese exports to […]

Trumpian shocker: Conservative defies media to win in Australia

Trumpian shocker: Conservative defies media to win in Australia

by WorldTribune Staff, May 19, 2019 Prime Minister Scott Morrison won his first full term in office in Australia after voters gave his conservative coalition an unexpected victory that the country’s Left and media said could not happen. Many observers compared Morrison’s triumph to U.S. President Donald Trump’s 2016 election victory over Hillary Clinton. Most […]

‘Kim Jong-Un’s spokesman’: South Korea’s president dissed by opposition leader

‘Kim Jong-Un’s spokesman’: South Korea’s president dissed by opposition leader

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON – South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in has been trying so hard to achieve the impossible dream of reconciliation with North Korea that it’s easy for foreign observers to forget a strong, traditional conservative opposition that deeply opposes the pattern of concessions to the will of North Korea’s leader […]

Pompeo in Russia to restore ties; Trump presses new arms control accord including China

Pompeo in Russia to restore ties; Trump presses new arms control accord including China

by WorldTribune Staff, May 14, 2019 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea city Sochi as President Donald Trump has renewed efforts to build a rapport with Moscow now that the investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller has concluded. Trump had also discussed strategy and a new […]

North Koreans go hungry as regime shoots off missiles

North Koreans go hungry as regime shoots off missiles

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Amid a widening food shortfall affecting up to forty percent of its population, North Korea has resumed testing short-range missiles in a risky bid for humanitarian aid and political attention. The rocket tests, which don’t directly violate UN resolutions or prior diplomatic agreements, are nonetheless […]

Retired Korean generals slam North’s missile test, demand overhaul of South’s security policies

Retired Korean generals slam North’s missile test, demand overhaul of South’s security policies

by WorldTribune Staff, May 14, 2019 With Kim Jong-Un observing, North Korea on May 4 launched a series of projectiles featuring a short-range ballistic missile and large-caliber multiple launch rocket systems from Hodo peninsula in the Wonsan area. A group of retired Korean military officials condemned the North’s latest missile test and, at the same […]

Liberating North Korea: Analyst protests FBI’s prosecution of Marine, activist

Liberating North Korea: Analyst protests FBI’s prosecution of Marine, activist

by WorldTribune Staff, May 12, 2019 The U.S. Department of Justice “must not do Kim Jong-Un’s bidding” by extraditing two North Korean opposition activists suspected of breaking into the North’s embassy in Madrid, North Korean watchers say. Christopher Ahn, an American-born former U.S. Marine, was arrested last month in Los Angeles and is being held […]

China on the ropes: Analyst argues no deal is good deal

China on the ropes: Analyst argues no deal is good deal

by WorldTribune Staff, May 10, 2019 Trade discussions between Chinese supreme leader Xi Jinping’s top trade envoy and his U.S. counterparts in Washington ended on May 10 without an announcement of an agreement. New U.S. tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods went into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, after the two sides were […]

N. Korea on the ropes? Kim regime in turmoil as U.S. directly enforces sanctions

N. Korea on the ropes? Kim regime in turmoil as U.S. directly enforces sanctions

by WorldTribune Staff, May 10, 2019 The Kim Jong-Un regime, which has been reeling amid reports of purges after U.S. President Donald Trump walked out of the Hanoi Summit in late February, took another hit on May 9 when the U.S. announced it was, for the first time, seizing a North Korean cargo ship accused […]

‘Genocide’ of Christians: Report details PC silence; North Korea ‘most dangerous’

‘Genocide’ of Christians: Report details PC silence; North Korea ‘most dangerous’

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — From the appalling murders of 300 Sri Lankan Christians celebrating Easter, to the killings of Coptic Egyptians, Syrian Catholics, and Nigerian faithful, the grisly wave of anti-Christian violence worldwide is rising. Add the formal state repression of Christianity in places like China, North Korea and […]

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