U.S. rejects EU appeals for exemptions from Iran sanctions

U.S. rejects EU appeals for exemptions from Iran sanctions

by WorldTribune Staff, July 16, 2018 The United States considered but turned down requests from European Union members for wholesale exemptions on Iran sanctions that President Donald Trump said in May would be re-imposed after the U.S. withdrew from the nuclear deal. In order to avoid disrupting global oil markets, the U.S. will consider waivers […]

’21st century’ tech tax: EU targets U.S. giants Facebook and Google

’21st century’ tech tax: EU targets U.S. giants Facebook and Google

by WorldTribune Staff, March 21, 2018 The European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union (EU), announced on March 21 it was bringing its tax rules “into the 21st century” with the unveiling of a new tax on digital companies. Though the EU said the digital tax is not aimed at any country or […]

Black market nation: North Korea uses false flag vessels for illegal trade

Black market nation: North Korea uses false flag vessels for illegal trade

by WorldTribune Staff, March 1, 2018 The Kim Jong-Un regime is evading international sanctions by using ships which change names and take on new flags to export and import goods, a UN report said. “North Korea earned almost $200 million in the first nine months of last year from banned commodity exports, providing crucial foreign […]

Trump lines up team of strong leaders to replace Washington technocrats

Trump lines up team of strong leaders to replace Washington technocrats

by WorldTribune Staff, December 18, 2016 While some pundits see a clash of egos ensuing in President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet, optimists believe the new administration will be, as designed, a coming together of a determined team of titans. Julian Zelizer, a presidential historian at Princeton University, said Trump is building a Cabinet in his own […]