No joke: Venezuela wins spot on UN Human Rights Council

No joke: Venezuela wins spot on UN Human Rights Council

by WorldTribune Staff, October 18, 2019 The United Nations has rewarded the repressive socialist regime of Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro with a spot on the world body’s Human Rights Council. Venezuela and Brazil filled two Latin American vacancies on the council in an Oct. 16 vote. Costa Rica reportedly joined the race in a last-ditch […]

Trump to Erdogan: ‘You can make a great deal … don’t be a fool’; U.S. secures Turkey-Kurds ceasefire

Trump to Erdogan: ‘You can make a great deal … don’t be a fool’; U.S. secures Turkey-Kurds ceasefire

by WorldTribune Staff, October 17, 2019 The U.S. has brokered a ceasefire agreement between Turkey and the Kurds after President Donald Trump issued a stern warning to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Following a meeting with Erdogan in Ankara on Thursday, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced terms of […]

Hong Kong activists burn LeBron James jerseys

Hong Kong activists burn LeBron James jerseys

by WorldTribune Staff, October 16, 2019 Disgusted by his public bow to the communist regime in China, pro-democracy supporters in Hong Kong on Oct. 15 burned jerseys of NBA superstar LeBron James. Responding to the furor over Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey’s tweet in support of Hong Kong protesters, James said of Morey: “I […]

Fight over Syria rages here and there: Pro-military analysts endorse withdrawal

Fight over Syria rages here and there: Pro-military analysts endorse withdrawal

by WorldTribune Staff, October 15, 2019 U.S. President Donald Trump, in a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, called for an immediate ceasefire in Syria. Vice President Mike Pence said Trump had been stern with Erdogan on the phone and the vice president said he would soon travel to the region in an […]

Meanwhile, North Korea and Venezuela sign military agreement

Meanwhile, North Korea and Venezuela sign military agreement

FPI / October 15, 2019 By Richard Fisher, Geostrategy-Direct.com On Oct. 2 in Pyongyang, one day after North Korea’s latest missile test, Venezuela and North Korea “signed a series of agreements pledging military and technological cooperation,” according to a report by South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency. Venezuela already imports most of its modern weaponry from […]

Massive conservative protests rock Seoul government; Powerful leftist resigns

Massive conservative protests rock Seoul government; Powerful leftist resigns

by WorldTribune Staff, October 14, 2019 Scandal-plagued South Korean Justice Minister Cho Kuk resigned on Oct. 14 as the opposition turned up the heat on the leftist Moon Jae-In administration, charging a dual system of justice and discrimination against North Korean defectors. On Oct. 9, thousands of protesters jammed the streets near City Hall in […]

‘Bones ground to powder,’ Xi warns; Hong Kong protesters don Xi masks

‘Bones ground to powder,’ Xi warns; Hong Kong protesters don Xi masks

by WorldTribune Staff, October 14, 2019 Chinese supreme leader Xi Jinping issued a stark warning when it comes to “territorial integrity,” one of the communist state’s “core interests.” “Anyone who attempts to split any region from China will perish, with their bodies smashed and bones ground to powder,” the Chinese Foreign Ministry quoted Xi as […]

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 […]

Zelensky: Ukraine set to investigate its ‘alleged meddling’ in 2016 election on Clinton’s behalf

Zelensky: Ukraine set to investigate its ‘alleged meddling’ in 2016 election on Clinton’s behalf

by WorldTribune Staff, October 11, 2019 Ukraine is set to open an investigation into an alleged Ukrainian plot to sway the 2016 U.S. presidential election in Hillary Clinton’s favor. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced on Oct. 10 that his administration is “ready to investigate Ukraine’s alleged meddling” in the 2016 U.S. election. “This is a […]

Pompeo counters Graham on Syria; Netanyahu slams Turkey

Pompeo counters Graham on Syria; Netanyahu slams Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, October 10, 2019 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responded to critics of President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria by saying the mission to eradicate ISIS was a success and adding the move was not an authorization for Turkey to invade Syria. Pompeo, in an interview with […]