U.S. to again admit refugees, but with restrictions on Iran, 10 other countries

U.S. to again admit refugees, but with restrictions on Iran, 10 other countries

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The U.S. government announced it will start admitting refugees from most countries again after a 120-day ban, but will impose new restrictions on refugees from Iran and 10 other countries where it sees security risks. While the government allowed its temporary refugee ban to expire as […]

Trump’s executive order allows Air Force to call back 1,200 retired fighter jet pilots

Trump’s executive order allows Air Force to call back 1,200 retired fighter jet pilots

by WorldTribune Staff, October 25, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump responded to what the Pentagon called “an acute shortage of pilots” by issuing an executive order allowing the Air Force to recall up to 1,000 retired pilots. The decision was made as tensions on the Korean peninsula are at the highest levels since a truce […]

War: Shadowy group that targeted Fox takes aim at Mercer Foundation

War: Shadowy group that targeted Fox takes aim at Mercer Foundation

by WorldTribune Staff, October 24, 2017 The low-profile group which pressured advertisers to pull their ads from former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly’s show is now taking aim at an equally low-profile financial group  that stands accused of turning Washington’s political establishment on its head. The group is credited with supporting the success of the […]

Germany signs deal on 3 new submarines for Israel

Germany signs deal on 3 new submarines for Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, October 24, 2017 The German government plans to sell three more submarines to Israel. Germany agreed not only to the sale of the vessels, estimated at $1.7 billion, but also to provide financial support for the purchase as in previous deals, government spokesman Steffen Seibert said on Oct. 23. Military analysts said […]

Mueller’s top prosecutor promoted despite multiple overturned convictions in Enron case

Mueller’s top prosecutor promoted despite multiple overturned convictions in Enron case

by WorldTribune Staff, October 23, 2017 Andrew Weissmann, who is spearheading special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into one-time Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, bent or broke the rules in pursuing the Enron case to gain convictions which were subsequently reversed, defense attorneys say. But that checkered track record has not impeded his rise at the […]

Egypt declares state of emergency after 52 security forces killed during shootout

Egypt declares state of emergency after 52 security forces killed during shootout

by WorldTribune Staff, October 22, 2017 Egypt’s parliament on Oct. 22 declared a three-month nationwide state of emergency in the wake of an Oct. 20 terror attack that killed 52 Egyptian security personnel. The state of emergency gives authorities greater power to crack down on what are described as “enemies of the state.” Acting on […]

Curtains for pacifist Japan? Abe, conservatives win big as N. Korea threat looms

Curtains for pacifist Japan? Abe, conservatives win big as N. Korea threat looms

by WorldTribune Staff, October 22, 2017 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) rolled to a landslide victory in Japan’s election on Oct. 22. The conservative coalition was on track to win 311 seats in the 465-seat House of Representatives on the National Diet, according to a projection published by private […]

Kim Jong-Un warns U.S. ally to keep distance from ‘reckless’ Trump

Kim Jong-Un warns U.S. ally to keep distance from ‘reckless’ Trump

by WorldTribune Staff, October 22, 2017 North Korea cautioned Australia against backing the “reckless moves” of U.S. President Donald Trump. A letter from North Korea’s Foreign Affairs Committee sent to Australia’s embassy in Indonesia urges the U.S. ally and other nations to “discharge their due mission and duty in realizing the desire of mankind for […]

Meanwhile at the UN: Another Human Rights Council election farce

Meanwhile at the UN: Another Human Rights Council election farce

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Truth is often stranger than fiction. Indeed elections for new members of the UN’s 47-member Human Rights Council proved yet again that some of the least qualified and most repressive regimes would win coveted seats on the watchdog committee tasked with monitoring human rights and […]

Having defeated both the Clinton and the Bush dynasties, President Trump takes return fire

Having defeated both the Clinton and the Bush dynasties, President Trump takes return fire

by WorldTribune Staff, October 20, 2017 President Donald Trump’s triumph over both Democratic and Republican political dynasties has prompted his predecessors to break with the long-standing tradition of previous administrations refraining from public criticism of the current commander in chief. At venues just 20 miles apart on Oct. 19, former Presidents George W. Bush and […]