Trump announces expanded, space-based U.S. missile defense

Trump announces expanded, space-based U.S. missile defense

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty President Donald Trump has announced that the United States will develop new technologies — including in space — to acquire unrivaled missile-defense capabilities and maintain an advantage over adversaries such as Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea. His comments were part of the results of a […]

Former federal prosecutor scorns Mueller’s political calculations, upholds ‘real Justice Department’

Former federal prosecutor scorns Mueller’s political calculations, upholds ‘real Justice Department’

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 by WorldTribune Staff, January 2, 2019 A former U.S. Department of Justice attorney who is representing a Russian company charged in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation accused Mueller of manufacturing a “make-believe crime” against his client and withholding “sensitive” evidence in the case. Eric Dubelier, has […]

Unfree China using ‘sharp power’ to redefine reality at home and abroad

Unfree China using ‘sharp power’ to redefine reality at home and abroad

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk China’s overwhelming trade surpluses with just about all its trading partners, notably the U.S., are hardly the only worrisome aspect of Chinese expansionism. Along with China’s aggressive militarism, we are hearing constantly about the nation’s use of “sharp power” to advance its agenda in just about every country on […]

Russia sending nuclear-capable bombers to Venezuelan island

Russia sending nuclear-capable bombers to Venezuelan island

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 by WorldTribune Staff, December 27, 2018 In one of the largest Russian military deployments to the region since the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, Moscow has sent supersonic bombers to one of Venezuela’s islands in the Caribbean Sea. Russian military Col. Eduard Rodyukov said the […]

GREATEST HITS, 14: FBI informant finally testifies on Clinton-Uranium One ties

GREATEST HITS, 14: FBI informant finally testifies on Clinton-Uranium One ties

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 by WorldTribune Staff, February 8, 2018 In written testimony to three congressional committees, an FBI informant said that, amid Moscow’s pursuit of the Uranium One deal, Russian nuclear officials earmarked millions of dollars for the Clinton Foundation around the same time then-Secretary of State Hillary […]

As Japan peace treaty talk picks up, Russian lawmakers want clarification on Kurile Islands

As Japan peace treaty talk picks up, Russian lawmakers want clarification on Kurile Islands

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Russian lawmakers have asked for an explanation following media reports quoting Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying that Moscow could potentially hand over two islands in the disputed Southern Kuriles chain to Japan. Communist Party lawmaker Nikolai Kharitonov raised the issue on December 18, asking State […]

U.S. sets new Africa strategy, condemns ‘predatory’ economic policies by Russia, China

U.S. sets new Africa strategy, condemns ‘predatory’ economic policies by Russia, China

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The United States has denounced the “predatory” practices of Russia and China in Africa as it unveiled a refocus of its strategy that will include an end to “indiscriminate assistance across the entire continent.” National-security adviser John Bolton said on Dec. 13 that the new strategy […]

Putin salutes Solzhenitsyn as ‘true patriot’ who would not abide Russophobia

Putin salutes Solzhenitsyn as ‘true patriot’ who would not abide Russophobia

by WorldTribune Staff, December 11, 2018 Late Russian writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was a “true and real patriot” who even in exile “did not allow anyone to talk dismissively and badly about his motherland,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Dec. 11. “He stood up against any expression of Russophobia,” Putin said after unveiling a statue […]

U.S. ‘suspending obligations’ under INF treaty, citing Russia’s ‘ongoing violations’

U.S. ‘suspending obligations’ under INF treaty, citing Russia’s ‘ongoing violations’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Christopher Sparks, December 7, 2018 Saying Russia has been “cheating” on the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) since 2008, the United States on Dec. 6 announced it is set to “suspend its obligations” under the treaty. “Russia must return to full and verifiable compliance, or their failure to do so will […]

Putin probes Ukraine’s sea lanes, sovereignty

Putin probes Ukraine’s sea lanes, sovereignty

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The Russian Navy has harassed and seized three Ukrainian vessels in the narrow waters linking the Black Sea with the Sea of Azov. The surprise incident in the Kerch Strait off occupied Crimea has reignited tensions between the two neighbors and refocused diplomatic attention on […]