UN Security Council’s annual reshuffle leaves it deadlocked on U.S. policy

UN Security Council’s annual reshuffle leaves it deadlocked on U.S. policy

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In an annual process of diplomatic musical chairs the 193 member UN General Assembly has picked five countries to serve on the Security Council as non-permanent members.  Estonia, Niger, Tunisia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Vietnam were elected to two-year terms on the powerful […]

China, Russia to boycott White House-backed economic workshop in Bahrain

China, Russia to boycott White House-backed economic workshop in Bahrain

by WorldTribune Staff, May 28, 2019 China and Russia have decided not to participate in next month’s workshop in Bahrain at which the United States plans to unveil the economic component of its Middle East peace plan dubbed the “Deal of the Century.” Senior Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and Palestinian Authority (PA) official Saeb Erekat […]

Report: 7 reasons why Uranium One scandal won’t go away

Report: 7 reasons why Uranium One scandal won’t go away

by WorldTribune Staff, May 23, 2019 Former Vice President and 2020 presidential hopeful Joe Biden recently recycled the long-held contention of his ex-boss that the Obama administration was “scandal free.” While that contention may be true within the sphere of the dominant media culture, critics find the claim “laughable”. “Abuses of power under the Obama […]

Khamenei decides: Iran will confront the U.S. and its allies

Khamenei decides: Iran will confront the U.S. and its allies

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, on May 14, 2019 — a week after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had visited Baghdad and reportedly met with a senior Iranian official — determined the course of his country’s […]

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 […]

Russia regaining foothold in Korea?

Russia regaining foothold in Korea?

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Attempting to revive political links with Russia, endeavoring to break the “Big Brother” syndrome with China, and seeking diplomatic standing after its failed summit with the USA, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un met with Vladimir Putin. The meeting in the gritty Far Eastern port of […]

Russia’s stake in North Korea? Kim Il-Sung was a Soviet officer

Russia’s stake in North Korea? Kim Il-Sung was a Soviet officer

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk It’s easy to overlook the Russian stake in the Korean Peninsula. We hear so much about China’s pivotal role, its influence over North Korea and its enormous trade with South Korea that we tend to forget the Soviet Union shared responsibility with the U.S. for the artificial division of […]

Putin speaks for Kim: ‘International law’ guarantees needed, not ‘law of the strongest’

Putin speaks for Kim: ‘International law’ guarantees needed, not ‘law of the strongest’

by WorldTribune Staff, April 25, 2019 North Korea will need international “security guarantees” before it considers ending its nuclear program, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on April 25 after meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Such guarantees would have to be international, legally binding, and secure North Korea’s sovereignty, said Putin following the end […]

China lashes out at Washington’s decision on Iran oil sanctions

China lashes out at Washington’s decision on Iran oil sanctions

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Beijing has lashed out at a U.S. decision to impose sanctions on countries that buy Iranian oil, warning that it will intensify turmoil in the Middle East and in the international energy market. “China firmly opposes the U.S. implementation of unilateral sanctions and its so-called long-armed […]

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