Still the cornerstone of Trans Atlantic security, NATO celebrates 70th birthday

Still the cornerstone of Trans Atlantic security, NATO celebrates 70th birthday

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Responding to the Berlin Blockade, the communist coup in Czechoslovakia, and the looming threat from the Soviet Union, the U.S. and Western European states formed the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). On 4 April 1949, the foreign Ministers of twelve countries including the USA, Britain, […]

Syria demands UN Security Council emergency meeting over U.S. Golan resolution

Syria demands UN Security Council emergency meeting over U.S. Golan resolution

by WorldTribune Staff, March 27, 2019 Syria is demanding that the UN Security Council call an emergency meeting to discuss U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize the Golan Heights as Israeli territory. Iran, Russia and the Gulf Arab state are of one accord with Syria in their opposition to Trump’s surprise action which was […]

U.S. at UN: Iran destabilizes region, risks ‘regional arms race’

U.S. at UN: Iran destabilizes region, risks ‘regional arms race’

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iran’s missile program is destabilizing the Middle East and raising the risk of a “regional arms race,” a senior U.S. arms control official has said. “Iran’s missile program is a key contributor to increased tensions and destabilization in the region, increasing the risk of a regional […]

‘Islamic State’ down but not out, UN warns

‘Islamic State’ down but not out, UN warns

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Despite dramatic territorial losses, stunning military setbacks and dwindling numbers of militants, the so called Islamic state of Iraq also know as (ISIL) has been degraded but still remains a “global threat,” according to a new UN report. In a candid briefing to the Security […]

Showdown in socialist Venezuela: U.S. presses world leaders to take sides; ‘No more games’

Showdown in socialist Venezuela: U.S. presses world leaders to take sides; ‘No more games’

by WorldTribune Staff, January 27, 2019 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at UN challenged all nations to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as the interim president of Venezuela or admit they support tyranny. “Now it is time for every other nation to pick a side. No more delays, no more games. Either you stand with […]

Hungary says UN migration compact is attempt to ‘legalize illegal immigration’

Hungary says UN migration compact is attempt to ‘legalize illegal immigration’

by WorldTribune Staff, November 25, 2018 The United Nations migration compact is “totally unacceptable” and “represents a risk to the whole world,” Hungary’s foreign minister said. Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto, in announcing his country will vote “no” on the UN agreement in Marrakesh in December, told the media that the “goal of the UN Global Compact […]

‘Running out of time’: Al Gore spots warning signs in latest hurricanes

‘Running out of time’: Al Gore spots warning signs in latest hurricanes

by WorldTribune Staff, October 14, 2018 The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report shows that current global warming “could actually extend to an existential threat to human civilization on this planet as we know it,” former Vice President Al Gore declared. In the IPCC report, 91 authors and editors from 40 countries concluded […]

Amb. Nikki Haley’s greatest hits: ‘I will not shut up . . .’

Amb. Nikki Haley’s greatest hits: ‘I will not shut up . . .’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 10, 2018 During her tenure as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley was a formidable voice for the United States and the Trump administration. Among Haley’s standout moments in an arena which often induces drowsiness are the following: Feb. 20, 2018: Haley said she would continue to “speak hard […]

Rising star Amb. Nikki Haley to leave UN post, has ‘bright future’

Rising star Amb. Nikki Haley to leave UN post, has ‘bright future’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 9, 2018 U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley on Oct. 9 announced she is resigning and will leave her post by the end of the year. Haley said the United States under President Donald Trump’s leadership is now respected around the world. “Now the United States is respected. Countries may […]

UN Climate Change report calls for massive gas tax, ‘unprecedented’ societal changes

UN Climate Change report calls for massive gas tax, ‘unprecedented’ societal changes

by WorldTribune Staff, October 9, 2018 Carbon dioxide emissions will need to be taxed as high as $27,000 per ton by the end of the century, which would amount to a $240 per gallon tax on gasoline for Americans, a United Nations special climate report said. To effectively limit global warming, societal changes that are […]