Tensions building as summit looms: High stakes for Trump, Kim, CIA, China

Tensions building as summit looms: High stakes for Trump, Kim, CIA, China

by WorldTribune Staff, January 25, 2019 As he prepares for a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, U.S. President Donald Trump is hitting back at critics who claim there has been little progress made from the first summit’s stated goal of the North’s denuclearization. “The Fake News Media loves saying ‘so little happened […]

Turbulence over Davos about those 1,500 polluting private jets attending forum

Turbulence over Davos about those 1,500 polluting private jets attending forum

by WorldTribune Staff, January 25, 2019 About 1,500 private jets will have flown a lot a very wealthy and influential people to Davos, Switzerland this week to engage in discussions at the World Economic Forum to discuss such topics such as “Safeguarding Our Planet”. As a result, the Forum finds itself on the defensive over […]

North Korea hits Israel’s Palestinian policy; Kim heartened by Trump’s ‘great’ letter

North Korea hits Israel’s Palestinian policy; Kim heartened by Trump’s ‘great’ letter

by WorldTribune Staff, January 24, 2019 North Korean Ambassador to the United Nations Kim Song criticized what he called Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine and, in an apparent shot at the U.S., blasted some permanent members of the UN Security Council for what he called a “double standard” attitude on the Israel-Palestinian issue. Song delivered […]

Venuezuela’s socialist nightmare could be ending; Military no longer ‘faithful’

Venuezuela’s socialist nightmare could be ending; Military no longer ‘faithful’

by WorldTribune Staff, January 23, 2019 With support from the U.S., opposition leaders in Venezuela have sparked what they hope is the beginning of the end of the socialist regime of President Nicolas Maduro. Reports on the ground say smaller-scale demonstrations that began on Jan. 21 began to spread on Jan. 22 with protests erupting […]

UN: Fuel illegally shipped from Iran is financing Houthis’ war in Yemen

UN: Fuel illegally shipped from Iran is financing Houthis’ war in Yemen

by WorldTribune Staff, January 23, 2019 Fuel is being illegally shipped from Iranian ports to Yemen to support the Houthi rebels in their war against the Yemeni government, the United Nations said. In an 85-page report to the UN Security Council on Jan. 18, a UN panel tasked with monitoring the Yemen conflict said it […]

Trump prepares for 2nd Kim summit by playing hardball with Seoul over defense costs

Trump prepares for 2nd Kim summit by playing hardball with Seoul over defense costs

by WorldTribune Staff, January 23, 2019 Amid preparations for his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, U.S. President Donald Trump is turning up the heat on Seoul by demanding it pay more for the 28,500 U.S. military personnel stationed in the South. Some Korea analysts say that U.S.’s leverage with Pyongyang, backed by […]

‘Palestine’ sticky note replaces Israel on map in Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s congressional office

‘Palestine’ sticky note replaces Israel on map in Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s congressional office

by WorldTribune Staff, January 22, 2019 A change was made to the map in Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s congressional office. A “Palestine” sticky note was pasted over Israel. The change was noted in a Twitter post by BuzzFeed reporter Hannah Allam, who toured Tlaib’s office after the Michigan Democrat was sworn in. According to BuzzFeed, Palestinian-American […]

China offers trillion-dollar, 6-year buying spree to reach deal with Trump

China offers trillion-dollar, 6-year buying spree to reach deal with Trump

by WorldTribune Staff, January 22, 2019 China has reportedly offered to eliminate its current trade imbalance with the United States by increasing imports of U.S. goods by a combined value of more than $1 trillion over a six-year period. The offer was made during three days of trade talks between U.S. officials and their Chinese […]

Meanwhile, in Davos, the global elites are circling the wagons

Meanwhile, in Davos, the global elites are circling the wagons

by WorldTribune Staff, January 21, 2019 Populists have been invited, if not necessarily welcomed, by the global power elites convening at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss Alps. U.S. President Donald Trump, who received a solid reception when he arrived in Davos in 2018, had planned to attend this year before the government shutdown […]

Think tank: Time to selectively cut U.S.-China economic ties

Think tank: Time to selectively cut U.S.-China economic ties

by WorldTribune Staff, January 18, 2019 Enough with the “endless talks and handshakes,” it is time to “untie the American economy from China,” a pair of analysts for a U.S.-based think tank wrote. In its 2017 national security strategy document, the Trump administration referred to China as a “revisionist” power attempting to reorder international politics to […]