‘COUP’: House Democrats discuss detaining Trump officials who refuse to testify

‘COUP’: House Democrats discuss detaining Trump officials who refuse to testify

by WorldTribune Staff, October 14, 2019 Democrats have had conversations about having the House of Representatives sergeant-at-arms take uncooperative White House officials into custody, Rep. Rashida Tlaib said. Tlaib, Michigan Democrat, said on Oct. 12 that Democrats have discussed jailing allies of President Donald Trump who do not comply with congressional subpoenas in the House’s […]

Erdogan unwavering on Syria operation; U.S., Europe weigh response

Erdogan unwavering on Syria operation; U.S., Europe weigh response

by WorldTribune Staff, October 13, 2019 Despite “threats from right and left” calling on Turkey to cease its assault on Kurds in northern Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared that the operation will continue. “We will never stop this step we have taken against the PYD/YPG… We will not stop it no matter what […]

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Geostrategy-Direct.com China has withdrawn from a $5 billion deal to help develop Iran’s massive South Pars natural gas field.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 […]

Trump: Removal of 50 U.S. troops puts heat on Turkey

Trump: Removal of 50 U.S. troops puts heat on Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, October 8, 2019 U.S. President Donald Trump said he will be watching closely what Turkey does militarily in northern Syria after the U.S. announced it will pull its troops out of the area. Trump said there would be “big trouble” if Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s forces do anything inhumane. The president […]

State Dept: Trump to cut Obama-era refugee inflow by 80 percent in 2020

State Dept: Trump to cut Obama-era refugee inflow by 80 percent in 2020

by WorldTribune Staff, September 27, 2019 President Donald Trump will fulfill a 2016 campaign promise by cutting the inflow of refugees by 80 percent in 2020, the State Department said on Sept. 26. The Trump administration will lower the refugee resettlement cap to a maximum of 18,000 admissions next year, which the State Department said […]

John Bolton’s hard line served President Trump’s strategy, until it didn’t

John Bolton’s hard line served President Trump’s strategy, until it didn’t

by WorldTribune Staff, September 11, 2019 Six weeks after hiring John Bolton as national security adviser in April 2018, President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Obama-era nuclear pact with Iran and has pummeled Teheran with sanctions in the time since. Analysts say Bolton, a strong proponent of pulling out of the […]

Summer of the media’s discontent: White House takes close look at WaPo bias

Summer of the media’s discontent: White House takes close look at WaPo bias

by WorldTribune Staff, September 9, 2019 In its reporting on the accomplishments of President Donald Trump from Memorial Day to Labor Day, The Washington Post characterized Trump’s performance as the “lost summer.” Who really had the “lost summer”? As temperatures were on the rise, an analysis said, the Post was employing a two-pronged bias playbook […]

Trump greenlights F-16Vs for Taiwan; China threatens ‘countermeasures’

Trump greenlights F-16Vs for Taiwan; China threatens ‘countermeasures’

FPI / August 23, 2019 By Richard Fisher, Geostrategy-Direct.com On Aug. 15, the Trump administration informally told the U.S. Congress that it had approved the $8 billion sale of Lockheed-Martin F-16V fighters to Taiwan, that now requires Congressional approval to proceed. Taiwan has been seeking upgraded and more capable F-16s since 1997, in the wake […]

New Amb. James Gilmore finds unexpected warmth in Europe that ‘really isn’t … secure and peaceful’

New Amb. James Gilmore finds unexpected warmth in Europe that ‘really isn’t … secure and peaceful’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 25, 2019 The situation in Ukraine illustrates how Europe is not “secure and peaceful,” the Trump administration’s newly appointed ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said. “I think what’s on the U.S. mind at this point is working hard to preserve Ukraine’s sovereignty, because it’s under […]

Report: Bolton to deliver U.S. warning to Seoul

Report: Bolton to deliver U.S. warning to Seoul

by WorldTribune Staff, July 21, 2019 U.S. national security adviser John Bolton will advise South Korea this week against nullifying a military agreement with Japan, a report said. Bolton is expected to convey President Donald Trump’s message that canceling the accord “isn’t desirable” in terms of moving forward with the peace process on the Korean […]

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