Facebook feed pushed fake story on Colin Powell and Hillary Clinton’s email

Facebook feed pushed fake story on Colin Powell and Hillary Clinton’s email

by WorldTribune Staff, August 21, 2016 In its “Trending Topics” section, Facebook made the false assertion that former Secretary of State Colin Powell recommended Hillary Clinton use private email during her tenure at the State Department. A headline in the section on Aug. 20 declared: “Colin Powell: Former Secretary of State Confirms He Recommended Using […]

U.S. officials ‘to consult’ with Turkey on Gulen investigation

U.S. officials ‘to consult’ with Turkey on Gulen investigation

by WorldTribune Staff, August 21, 2016 U.S. officials will travel to Ankara to discuss Turkey’s allegations that U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen was behind the July 15 failed coup attempt. While declining to give a date for the visit, a U.S. Justice Department official confirmed “that a delegation (with) representatives of the Department of Justice and […]

Trump is morally unfit, say these Hollywood stars who passionately defended child rapist Polanski

Trump is morally unfit, say these Hollywood stars who passionately defended child rapist Polanski

Special to WorldTribune.com Joe Schaeffer Three-time Academy Award-winning actress Meryl Streep recently expressed “shock” that her former co-star Clint Eastwood is supporting Donald Trump, declaring that she hoped he would be “more sensitive” than that. She has also been quoted as saying that “all the women say no” to a Trump presidency. In Streep’s world, […]

U.S. confirms linkage between $400 million payment and release of prisoners in Iran in reversal of previous statements

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The U.S. State Department said it released $400 million in cash to Iran under a court settlement in January only after it was assured that American prisoners had been freed by Tehran. It was the first public acknowledgement of a link between the cash payment and […]

Turkey, once a staunch NATO ally, enters uncharted waters under strongman Erdogan

Turkey, once a staunch NATO ally, enters uncharted waters under strongman Erdogan

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler PARIS — A vital American ally has gone geopolitically adrift in the wake of Turkey’s failed military coup, and the subsequent crackdown on all forms of domestic political dissent by the strongman ruler Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The bloody coup in which hundreds died, nonetheless served as a tragic […]

Game changer: Without Obama’s deal, Moscow could not have launched bombing strikes on Syria from Iran

Game changer: Without Obama’s deal, Moscow could not have launched bombing strikes on Syria from Iran

by WorldTribune Staff, August 18, 2016 Russia would never have used Iranian air bases for attacks in Syria before U.S. President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Teheran, When the world was sanctioning Iran, “the Russians kept the regime at arm’s length,” the Jerusalem Post said in an analysis on Aug. 18. Two weeks ago, the […]

Obama to hand over control of the Internet — created by the U.S. military — on Oct. 1

Obama to hand over control of the Internet — created by the U.S. military — on Oct. 1

by WorldTribune Staff, August 18, 2016 President Barack Obama is set to relinquish the last vestiges of U.S. control of the Internet. Barring “any significant impediment” the Department of Commerce will finalize the transition effective Oct. 1, Assistant Secretary of Commerce Lawrence Strickling said on Aug. 16. The U.S. Department of Defense awarded contracts as […]

Report: U.S. delayed $400 million cash delivery to Iran until Americans were released

Report: U.S. delayed $400 million cash delivery to Iran until Americans were released

by WorldTribune Staff, August 18, 2016 The $400 million cash payment to Iran that President Barack Obama insists was not “ransom” was reportedly delayed until American hostages were released. The U.S. did not allow Iran to pick up the cash from Switzerland until after a Swiss Air Force plane carrying the hostages left Teheran on […]

Digital war: Feds seek to block sailor’s use of ‘Hillary defense’; WikiLeaks charges DOJ ‘set new standard’ for Clinton

Digital war: Feds seek to block sailor’s use of ‘Hillary defense’; WikiLeaks charges DOJ ‘set new standard’ for Clinton

by WorldTribune Staff, August 17, 2016 The U.S. Department of Justice set a “new standard” when it let Hillary Clinton off the hook for alleged criminal conduct while it continued to pursue a case against WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, said. Meanwhile, the attempt by a U.S. Navy sailor to use the “Hillary Clinton […]

Behind the Clinton media avalanche projecting certain victory: A desperate message to Moscow

Behind the Clinton media avalanche projecting certain victory: A desperate message to Moscow

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Few U.S. Presidential election campaigns have been so heavily dominated by extreme, partisan propaganda — and so lacking in substance — as the campaign of 2016. The goal of the outgoing Administration and its designated successor, Hillary Clinton, has been to ensure complete […]