Burma-China ties flourish as World Court issues ruling

Burma-China ties flourish as World Court issues ruling

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Amid deepening political and economic ties between Burma and China, the Southeast Asian state is being fully integrated into Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative, emerging as a transportation hub and military asset.  Yet at the same time, while Beijing’s leader Xi Jinping made a high […]

East Asia leads world in economic growth; Trump advises world leaders: Put own citizens first

East Asia leads world in economic growth; Trump advises world leaders: Put own citizens first

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — East Asian countries continue to be global leaders in economic growth despite ongoing trade tensions between the USA and China. Nonetheless, even among those dynamic Asian states, growth has tempered from 5.7 percent in 2018 to 5.2 percent in 2019 amid an international downshift.   The […]

Looking ahead to 2020: Standoffs, abuse, hope

Looking ahead to 2020: Standoffs, abuse, hope

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — Peering into the crystal snow globe, it’s time to predict, prognosticate and presage into the year ahead.  Without a pun we need the proverbial 2020 vision to decipher the political and security landscape that awaits us in the new year with both long running static […]

Impeachment brinksmanship? Pyongyang is back to issuing nuclear threats as UN pushes back

Impeachment brinksmanship? Pyongyang is back to issuing nuclear threats as UN pushes back

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — While dictator Kim Jung-Un is huffing and puffing about arbitrary deadlines to diplomatic negotiations between the United States and North Korea concerning Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic missile proliferation, the UN Security Council met to deliver a unified call for peace and disarmament on the divided […]

Afghanistan: A deal with the ‘relentless and violent’ Taliban

Afghanistan: A deal with the ‘relentless and violent’ Taliban

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — President Donald Trump put Afghanistan back in the news again after his surprise Thanksgiving visit to U.S. troops stationed in the embattled South Asian country. Besides bringing holiday cheer for American forces serving in the eighteen-year long conflict, the President again offered a conditional olive […]

The Soros plan to weaponize cities, destroy the nation state

The Soros plan to weaponize cities, destroy the nation state

Special to WorldTribune.com Corporate WATCH By Joe Schaeffer A globalist gathering that runs alongside the United Nations General Assembly every September has as part of its agenda a plan in partnership with George Soros to use the local governing bodies of major cities to flood Western countries with Third World immigrants and refugees.  What does […]

Unreported: UN symposium gives voice to victims of global Christian persecution

Unreported: UN symposium gives voice to victims of global Christian persecution

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The stunning silence of the mainstream media which often overlooks  ongoing anti-religious violence has become a sad barometer of our secular societies. Clearly, while most of the attacks are “somewhere else” be it the Middle East, Africa or South Asia, the media template seems preset […]

45 UN members — but not South Korea — back harsh resolution on North Korean rights, missiles

45 UN members — but not South Korea — back harsh resolution on North Korean rights, missiles

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Though out of the limelight for nearly a year, North Korea’s quiet and covert push for intercontinental ballistic missile capability along with the communist regime’s continuing political crackdown on its own population has not abated. While tough American diplomacy has pressured Kim Jong-Un’s regime from […]

30 years ago, the wall came tumbling down

30 years ago, the wall came tumbling down

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Thirty years ago on Nov. 9 1989, the world suddenly changed.  Mass civil and religious demonstrations rocking East German cities created a political tsunami which soon reached Berlin. Berlin, the divided city and German capital at the epicenter of the Cold War, would see an unexpected […]

Here, there, everywhere: Global rage boils over

Here, there, everywhere: Global rage boils over

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — From Hong Kong to Barcelona, and from Beirut to Bolivia and Chile, a global rage seems to be boiling over. It ranges from Hong’s Kong’s pro-democracy pushback to Beijing’s dour diktats, to Spain’s Catalonia region’s revived separatism against the central government, to Beirut’s crowds protesting […]