Hunter Biden resigns from China board; Size of his stake in dispute

Hunter Biden resigns from China board; Size of his stake in dispute

by WorldTribune Staff, October 14, 2019 Pressure is increasing on former Vice President Joe Biden and his family despite overwhelming U.S. media support. Saying that he won’t work for any foreign-owned companies or serve on their boards if his father is elected president, Hunter Biden announced he was stepping down from a director’s position at […]

Erdogan unwavering on Syria operation; U.S., Europe weigh response

Erdogan unwavering on Syria operation; U.S., Europe weigh response

by WorldTribune Staff, October 13, 2019 Despite “threats from right and left” calling on Turkey to cease its assault on Kurds in northern Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared that the operation will continue. “We will never stop this step we have taken against the PYD/YPG… We will not stop it no matter what […]

China pulls out of Iran energy project amid pressure from U.S.

China pulls out of Iran energy project amid pressure from U.S.

Geostrategy-Direct.com China has withdrawn from a $5 billion deal to help develop Iran’s massive South Pars natural gas field. The action, announced by Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh on the ministry’s SHANA website, came during continued intense pressure on both nations from the Trump administration and follows a series of military confrontations in the Persian […]

Clapper implicates Obama: We only did ‘what we were told to do by the president’

Clapper implicates Obama: We only did ‘what we were told to do by the president’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 10, 2019 Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said that the Department of Justice’s investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe is “disconcerting” because he and his intelligence community colleagues had only “done what we were told to do by the president.” That president would be Barack Obama. In […]

Durham adds agents as investigation of Russia probe expands

Durham adds agents as investigation of Russia probe expands

by WorldTribune Staff, October 9, 2019 U.S. Attorney John Durham has expanded his investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation, senior Trump administration officials told Fox News. Durham has added agents and resources and is looking into a wider timeline than previously known, reviewing the days leading up to the 2016 election through the […]

Iran stages surprise border exercises as Turkey launches Syria offensive

Iran stages surprise border exercises as Turkey launches Syria offensive

by WorldTribune Staff, October 9, 2019 As Turkey launched a long-awaited military offensive into northern Syria, Iran announced it was holding military exercises near its own border with Turkey. According to an Oct. 9 report by Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency, Iran’s military is holding war games in Western Azerbaijan Province which include rapid reaction […]

Intelligence official refused to explain whistleblower rule changes to House committee

Intelligence official refused to explain whistleblower rule changes to House committee

by WorldTribune Staff, October 8, 2019 Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) Michael Atkinson has acknowledged that his office in September changed the rules for whistleblower complaints to eliminate a requirement that whistleblowers provide first-hand evidence of their allegations. But, in testimony before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Oct. 4, Atkinson refused to […]

Over and ‘out’: U.S. to withdraw troops from Syria near Turkey

Over and ‘out’: U.S. to withdraw troops from Syria near Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, October 7, 2019 Saying that it was “time for us to get out of these ridiculous endless wars,” President Donald Trump on Oct. 7 said the United States will withdraw its forces from northern Syria near the Turkish border. The move, which followed an Oct. 6 phone call between Trump and Turkish […]

Beijing drops hammer on Hong Kong: ‘I can’t sleep and can’t eat, my heart is tired’

Beijing drops hammer on Hong Kong: ‘I can’t sleep and can’t eat, my heart is tired’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 6, 2019 For the first time in 52 years, the Beijing-controlled leader of Hong Kong on Oct. 4 invoked a British colonial-era emergency law which includes a ban on the wearing of masks at protests. The move by Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam sparked an immediate backlash from demonstrators who […]

Durham’s probe: What help did Hillary Clinton’s people obtain from foreign governments?

Durham’s probe: What help did Hillary Clinton’s people obtain from foreign governments?

by WorldTribune Staff, October 4, 2019 The 2019 impeachment “inquiry” has focused on President Donald Trump’s communications with foreign leaders. Trump has forcefully responded that the “real” foreign collusion was done by the Obama administration and is, he says, still being weaponized against him and the 65 million American voters who support him. Attorney General […]

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