East Asia leads world in economic growth; Trump advises world leaders: Put own citizens first

East Asia leads world in economic growth; Trump advises world leaders: Put own citizens first

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — East Asian countries continue to be global leaders in economic growth despite ongoing trade tensions between the USA and China. Nonetheless, even among those dynamic Asian states, growth has tempered from 5.7 percent in 2018 to 5.2 percent in 2019 amid an international downshift.   The […]

U.S. prosecutors moving against China tech giant despite trade deal

U.S. prosecutors moving against China tech giant despite trade deal

by WorldTribune Staff, January 22, 2020 The freshly minted Phase 1 of the U.S.-China trade deal will not stop the U.S. government from pursuing criminal cases against Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, officials say. Huawei is the subject of criminal cases in New York and Washington state. “The Huawei prosecution in New York, it’s a sanctions […]

Green policies blamed for Australian bushfires as conservative PM takes heat

Green policies blamed for Australian bushfires as conservative PM takes heat

by WorldTribune Staff, January 21, 2020 The catastrophic bushfires in Australia have claimed at least 28 lives, destroyed more than 2,600 homes and scorched more than 25.7 million acres. Leftists blame human-caused climate change for the fires, with conservative Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison being a favorite target of progressive anger. “The PM has faced […]

2020 update on that ‘axis of evil’

2020 update on that ‘axis of evil’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk A detail generally overlooked in all we’ve been reading about the misfired Iranian missile that brought down the Ukraine airliner with 176 people aboard: It was almost certainly made in North Korea and sold to Iran or made in Iran from a North Korean design and technology. The relationship […]

Impeachment? Huge news day at White House with China, top CEOs

Impeachment? Huge news day at White House with China, top CEOs

Analysis by WorldTribune Staff, January 16, 2020 What was the real “historic” moment in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday? Was it when partisan impeachment articles were delivered to the Senate in what conservative observers termed a bizarre ritual? Or, might it have been when President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He signed phase one […]

Taiwan’s president infuriates China: Time to accept we are ‘an independent country already’

Taiwan’s president infuriates China: Time to accept we are ‘an independent country already’

by WorldTribune Staff, January 16, 2020 China needs to respect the reality that Taiwan is an independent nation, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday. “We don’t have a need to declare ourselves an independent state,” Tsai told the BBC. “We are an independent country already and we call ourselves the Republic of China, Taiwan.” […]

Sleepless in Pyongyang: Three reasons for Kim’s anxiety

Sleepless in Pyongyang: Three reasons for Kim’s anxiety

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The killing of Qasem Soleimani by an American drone aircraft on orders from U.S. President Donald Trump as the Iranian general arrived in Baghdad to spur on Iran-backed Iraqi militia against the U.S. confronts Kim Jong-Un with serious problems. The first is that North Korea cannot publicize the episode […]

Decapitation? Assassination? Over in Pyongyang, Kim Jong-Un isn’t hung up on semantics

Decapitation? Assassination? Over in Pyongyang, Kim Jong-Un isn’t hung up on semantics

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk People who split hairs over semantics ask if decapitation is the same as assassination. The debate assumes relevance in the wake of the killing of the Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. No, he wasn’t exactly decapitated, meaning his head wasn’t literally cut off from the rest of his body though […]

Reports: Many Australia bushfires were deliberately set

Reports: Many Australia bushfires were deliberately set

by WorldTribune Staff, January 10, 2020 Arson and general carelessness are responsible for most of the bushfires that are devastating Australia, reports say. New South Wales police released a statement saying that, since Nov. 8, 2019, 183 people, including 40 juveniles, have been charged with 205 bushfire-related offenses. Of the 183 charged, 24 were cited […]

‘President is a spy’: Revolt in South Korea widens as government consolidates power

‘President is a spy’: Revolt in South Korea widens as government consolidates power

by WorldTribune Staff, January 8, 2020 As critics continue to protest what they say is a threat to the rule of law and national sovereignty by the leftist South Korean government, citizens have even resorted to calling an emergency espionage hotline to report President Moon Jae-In as a spy, a report said. The man “was […]

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