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 […]

Russia to sell its 5th generation stealth fighter to China

Russia to sell its 5th generation stealth fighter to China

Special to WorldTribune.com By Richard Fisher, Geostrategy-Direct Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to quickly approve the foreign sale of the Sukhoi Su-57E, the export version of Russia’s most modern 5th generation combat aircraft despite past friction over Chinese reverse engineering. Even though China has its first 5th generation fighter in service, the Chengdu Aircraft […]

Bolton invokes Monroe Doctrine crisis as Moscow sends troops to Venezuela

Bolton invokes Monroe Doctrine crisis as Moscow sends troops to Venezuela

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders The rogue regime of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas has raised the ante against the U.S. and most Latin American states which had recognized Juan Guaidó. Guaidó, an opponent. Guaidó constitutionally assumed power under a provision which stipulates the President of the National Assembly takes up presidential […]

‘Disinformation’: Experts say ‘dossier’ should be focus of counter-intelligence investigation

‘Disinformation’: Experts say ‘dossier’ should be focus of counter-intelligence investigation

by WorldTribune Staff, April 1, 2019 A counter-intelligence investigation should be launched into the anti-Trump dossier authored by ex-British spy Christopher Steele, which was the linchpin of the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation, intelligence analysts say. “We have a concerted effort by a group of foreigners to mislead the U.S. intelligence community in the aid of a […]

Trump to Moscow: ‘Get out’ of Venezuela

Trump to Moscow: ‘Get out’ of Venezuela

by WorldTribune Staff, March 28, 2019 U.S. President Donald Trump has called on Russia to remove its troops from Venezuela. A Russian Il-62 passenger jet and an An-124 military cargo plane carrying troops and equipment arrived at the international airport outside Caracas on March 23. “Russia has to get out,” Trump told reporters at the […]