Putin reportedly backs ending Russia’s presidential term limits

Putin reportedly backs ending Russia’s presidential term limits

by WorldTribune Staff, March 11, 2020 Vladimir Putin reportedly is backing a member of parliament’s call for an end to presidential term limits in Russia, which would essentially make him president for life. On March 10, Russian State Duma member Valentina Tereshkova, a prominent member of Putin’s United Russia Party, proposed that “Perhaps presidential term […]

Turkey’s Erdogan threatens Europe with open borders as crisis builds in Syria

Turkey’s Erdogan threatens Europe with open borders as crisis builds in Syria

FPI / February 21, 2020 By Paul Crespo Shortly after Turkey suffered its worst single-day military casualties at the hands of Russian-backed Syrian government forces in Idlib last week, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan publicly stated he was opening Turkey’s borders to Syrian refugees fleeing into Europe. “We opened the doors. The flow of migrants may […]

Trump lowers the boom on Russia over support to Venezuela

Trump lowers the boom on Russia over support to Venezuela

FPI / February 21, 2020 By Paul Crespo Ostracized and considered illegitimate by the United States and most of Latin America and Europe,  Venezuela’s Maduro regime has had one constant supporter — Russia. This support has included everything from symbolic visits by Russian bombers to reported security assistance via Russian state-connected mercenaries from the Wagner […]

Rise of China, demise of INF seen prompting missile migration on world’s chessboard

Rise of China, demise of INF seen prompting missile migration on world’s chessboard

by WorldTribune Staff, August 4, 2019 After the Trump administration on Aug. 2 pulled the United States out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, analysts say the U.S. may now seek to prioritize deployment of conventional medium-range missiles near China rather than Russia. The United States “has made it very clear” it is concerned […]

Pompeo in Russia to restore ties; Trump presses new arms control accord including China

Pompeo in Russia to restore ties; Trump presses new arms control accord including China

by WorldTribune Staff, May 14, 2019 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea city Sochi as President Donald Trump has renewed efforts to build a rapport with Moscow now that the investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller has concluded. Trump had also discussed strategy and a new […]

Putin speaks for Kim: ‘International law’ guarantees needed, not ‘law of the strongest’

Putin speaks for Kim: ‘International law’ guarantees needed, not ‘law of the strongest’

by WorldTribune Staff, April 25, 2019 North Korea will need international “security guarantees” before it considers ending its nuclear program, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on April 25 after meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Such guarantees would have to be international, legally binding, and secure North Korea’s sovereignty, said Putin following the end […]

Russia sending nuclear-capable bombers to Venezuelan island

Russia sending nuclear-capable bombers to Venezuelan island

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 by WorldTribune Staff, December 27, 2018 In one of the largest Russian military deployments to the region since the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, Moscow has sent supersonic bombers to one of Venezuela’s islands in the Caribbean Sea. Russian military Col. Eduard Rodyukov said the […]

Putin salutes Solzhenitsyn as ‘true patriot’ who would not abide Russophobia

Putin salutes Solzhenitsyn as ‘true patriot’ who would not abide Russophobia

by WorldTribune Staff, December 11, 2018 Late Russian writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was a “true and real patriot” who even in exile “did not allow anyone to talk dismissively and badly about his motherland,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Dec. 11. “He stood up against any expression of Russophobia,” Putin said after unveiling a statue […]

Britain sending commandos to Arctic to stop Russian land grab

Britain sending commandos to Arctic to stop Russian land grab

by WorldTribune Staff, September 30, 2018 Britain plans to send 800 troops to the Arctic in 2019 in an effort to stop Russia’s land grab in the region, the UK’s defense secretary said. Ministers are drawing up a new strategy to deploy hundreds of commandos to Norway to deal with the growing threat from Russia “in our […]

Israel says air strike in Syria targeted facility tied to Iran-Hizbullah weapons transfers

Israel says air strike in Syria targeted facility tied to Iran-Hizbullah weapons transfers

by WorldTribune Staff, September 20, 2018 Israel said that when Syrian anti-aircraft fire downed a Russian IL-20 aircraft, its warplanes had finished targeting a facility in Latakia that was linked to Iran weapons transfers to Hizbullah. IDF spokesman Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis said the IDF had struck a Syrian military facility from which systems to manufacture […]

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