Seoul’s media crackdown prompts statement from Foreign Correspondents’ Club

Seoul’s media crackdown prompts statement from Foreign Correspondents’ Club

by WorldTribune Staff, March 18, 2019 Media outlets and free speech advocates in South Korea are criticizing a move by the government of leftist President Moon Jae-In to introduce a system which could block YouTube, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Apple, Netflix, and other online and social network services. South Korean conservatives have complained of government […]

Focus of Pentagon’s 2020 budget all about China: U.S. ignored mounting threat ‘too long’

Focus of Pentagon’s 2020 budget all about China: U.S. ignored mounting threat ‘too long’

by WorldTribune Staff, March 17, 2019 The Pentagon’s proposed $718 billion budget for 2020 is designed in large part to counter the threat from China and its rapidly advancing military technology, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said. In presenting the Trump administration’s proposed 2020 defense budget to the Senate Armed Services Committee on March 14, […]

Unreported: Jihadists slaughtered 120 Christians in past month

Unreported: Jihadists slaughtered 120 Christians in past month

by WorldTribune Staff, March 17, 2019 In the wake of the horrific shootings at two New Zealand mosques, Christian media outlets and a UN-recognized human rights group have pointed to the lack of interest from the corporate media in the tragedy faced by black Christians in Nigeria at the hands of Fulani and Boko Haram […]

Chairman of Joint Chiefs: Google won’t work with Pentagon but offers ‘direct benefit’ to China’s PLA

Chairman of Joint Chiefs: Google won’t work with Pentagon but offers ‘direct benefit’ to China’s PLA

by WorldTribune Staff, March 15, 2019 Though it ended its cooperation with the Pentagon, tech giant Google has no problem boosting China’s military, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff said. “The work that Google is doing in China is indirectly benefiting the Chinese military and I’ve been very public on this issue […]

On guard: Portland star doesn’t hide views on Turkey’s Erdogan

On guard: Portland star doesn’t hide views on Turkey’s Erdogan

by WorldTribune Staff, March 14, 2019 Enes Kanter, a Turkish national and player for the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers, says, despite death threats, he will not back down on criticism of the regime of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who Kanter called a “freaking lunatic.” Kanter, a 6-11 center, told Fox 11 TV that he […]

Peace plan update: Jordan’s king in Washington, Netanyahu touts Arab ties

Peace plan update: Jordan’s king in Washington, Netanyahu touts Arab ties

by WorldTribune Staff, March 13, 2019 A flurry developments on the Middle East peace front are preceding the Trump administration’s expected unveiling next month of its peace plan for the region. On March 11, the Trump administration’s Middle East peace team met in Washington with Jordan’s King Abdullah II. On March 12, Prime Minister Benjamin […]

Second Korea summit was ‘bad news’ for Kim Jung-Un, U.S. negotiator says

Second Korea summit was ‘bad news’ for Kim Jung-Un, U.S. negotiator says

by WorldTribune Staff, March 11, 2019 The failure of the second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un to produce an agreement has shaken the Kim dynasty to the point where the young dictator is “almost in a time out,” a U.S. envoy who was a key North Korea negotiator […]

Blackout hell in Caracas: Rubio warns of ‘unprecedented catastrophe’

Blackout hell in Caracas: Rubio warns of ‘unprecedented catastrophe’

by WorldTribune Staff, March 11, 2019 As the blackout that has crippled the capital of socialist Venezuela dragged into its fifth day on March 11, at least 17 people were reported dead as a result of the power outage which has left Caracas without Internet, mobile phones, banks, credit-card machines, or air-conditioning. Pro-Maduro motorcycle gangs, […]

Report: Thousands of war criminals among migrants Germany let in

Report: Thousands of war criminals among migrants Germany let in

FPI / March 10, 2019 Some 5,000 war criminals are among the migrants who have been allowed to enter Germany since 2014, a report said. The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees tipped the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel off to around 5,000 migrants they believed had been involved in war crimes or other crimes […]

Pakistan denies its takeover of religious schools was due to international pressure

Pakistan denies its takeover of religious schools was due to international pressure

by WorldTribune Staff, March 10, 2019 Pakistan’s government announced that, as part of its crackdown on Islamist militants, it has detained more than 100 people and taken control of 182 religious schools. The government of Prime Minister Imran Khan has been under international pressure to subdue militants amid increased tensions with neighboring India, sparked in […]

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