Does China have more influence over South Korea than North Korea?

Does China have more influence over South Korea than North Korea?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, EastAsiaIntel.com We keep hearing about all the influence the Chinese have over North Korea. If only they’d exert their power, maybe cut off or slow down the flow of oil that’s the lifeblood of the country, then the North Koreans would start talking seriously about giving up their nukes. […]

Bernie Sanders: Nominating Hillary would be disaster for party, nation

Bernie Sanders: Nominating Hillary would be disaster for party, nation

Special to WorldTribune.com While GOP leaders in Washington were inching toward solidarity with Donald Trump, Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders unleashed his harshest rhetoric to date against Hillary Clinton. Coming off victory in the West Virginia primary, his 20th win of the primary season, Sanders’ campaign said on May 11 the Democratic Party would be courting […]

ISIL, Al Qaida both claim credit for suicide strikes in Yemen

ISIL, Al Qaida both claim credit for suicide strikes in Yemen

Special to WorldTribune.com Both Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) and Al Qaida claimed responsibility for a series of deadly suicide bombings in Yemen in the past two days. At least 15 Yemeni troops were killed as ISIL jihadists unleashed three bombings and engaged in a gun battle outside the southeastern port city of […]

Iran official: Pilgrims to miss 2016 hajj after Saudi ‘sabotage’

Iran official: Pilgrims to miss 2016 hajj after Saudi ‘sabotage’

Special to WorldTribune.com Iranian officials accused Saudi Arabia of “sabotage” after talks broke down on a deal that would have enabled Iranians to make the annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. “The arrangements have not been put together and it’s now too late,” Iranian Culture Minister Ali Jannati told the official IRNA news agency on May […]

Report finds record 40.8 million people displaced by conflict in 2015

Report finds record 40.8 million people displaced by conflict in 2015

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The number of people uprooted within their own countries by war and conflict rose last year to a record 40.8 million, a report published on May 10 found. “This is the highest figure ever recorded and twice the number of refugees worldwide,” said Jan Egeland, head […]

U.S. won’t seek death penalty against Libyan charged in Benghazi attack

U.S. won’t seek death penalty against Libyan charged in Benghazi attack

Special to WorldTribune.com U.S. prosecutors have announced they will not seek the death penalty against a Libyan terrorist charged in the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans. Ahmed Abu Khatallah, captured by U.S. special forces two years ago, is facing an 18-count indictment over the Sept. 11, 2012 killings at an American diplomatic and […]

Drudge: Hindus pray to gods for divine Trump boost

Special to WorldTribune.com Drudge-Select — May 11, 2016 c/o DrudgeReport.com Divine intervention? Hindus ask gods to help Trump… Fat activist lectures university on ‘thin privilege,’ ‘fat oppression’… 1996: Versions of Hillary Clinton Whitewater draft indictment, 451 pages, withheld by National Archives… Britain’s queen caught on camera calling Chinese officials ‘very rude’… Senator demands answers from […]

Turkey’s president loves power first, metaphors second

Turkey’s president loves power first, metaphors second

Special to WorldTribune.com The one thing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan enjoys more than a turn of phrase is the filet mignon of raw power. Erdogan has had a voracious appetite for that red meat, moving quickly to shift the center of power in Turkey to the presidency, saying that the parliamentary system has outlived […]

Europeans to campaign for Palestinian terrorist’s Nobel Peace Prize

Europeans to campaign for Palestinian terrorist’s Nobel Peace Prize

Special to WorldTribune.com European parliament members and political parties are set to publicly endorse the Nobel Peace Prize candidacy of a Palestinian terrorist who murdered four Israelis and a Greek monk. Fadwa Barghouti, the wife of terrorist Marwan Barghouti, said the submission of her husband’s name for the Nobel Prize sends a message to the […]

UN pressing Turkey to investigate ‘alarming reports’ of rights abuses

UN pressing Turkey to investigate ‘alarming reports’ of rights abuses

Special to WorldTribune.com The UN is calling for an investigation into alleged human rights abuses in Turkey’s southeast region, citing instances of unarmed civilians being shot and rescue personnel being prevented from attending to those injured by Turkish troops. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, on May 10 said […]