N.C. Republicans target wind farms that would impact military sites

N.C. Republicans target wind farms that would impact military sites

by WorldTribune Staff, March 26, 2017 A group of North Carolina Republican lawmakers is seeking a 3-year moratorium on the construction of wind farms that they say pose potential safety risks to the state’s military installations. NC Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown and other lawmakers said that unchecked wind farm development could interfere with radar […]

Report: Saudi deputy crown prince failed to sway Trump White House

Report: Saudi deputy crown prince failed to sway Trump White House

Special to WorldTribune.com By GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Time will tell, but cries of “victory in Washington” by Saudi Arabian Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohamed bin Salman seemed hollow and perhaps even apocryphal. He needed some sign of success when he emerged from his White House meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on […]

Global economy, porous borders provide ‘business model’ for unchecked human trafficking

Global economy, porous borders provide ‘business model’ for unchecked human trafficking

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Modern slavery is tragically thriving in the Twenty-first Century! While ethnic, religious and military conflicts seem to be the grist of news headlines, the quiet and brutal backstory from this global violence regards the vulnerable millions who have been displaced as migrants and refugees. Ironically […]

Intelligence directed against Trump focuses attention on Obama’s role

Intelligence directed against Trump focuses attention on Obama’s role

by WorldTribune Staff, March 24, 2017 Newly disclosed intelligence reports indicate the Obama administration used the cover of legitimate surveillance on foreign targets to spy on President Donald Trump and his transition team and improperly unmasked the identity of Americans swept up in the spying. “What I’ve read seems to be some level of surveillance […]

CIA has been bugging ‘factory fresh’ iPhones since 2008, WikiLeaks says

CIA has been bugging ‘factory fresh’ iPhones since 2008, WikiLeaks says

by WorldTribune Staff, March 24, 2017 The CIA has been monitoring new iPhones since at least 2008, according to documents obtained by WikiLeaks. Additionally, the CIA is capable of permanently bugging iPhones even if their operating systems have been deleted or replaced, the WikiLeaks Vault 7 leak titled “Dark Matter” claims. Included in the newly-obtained […]

Jihadist bombs kill 10 Egyptian officers and soldiers in the Sinai

Jihadist bombs kill 10 Egyptian officers and soldiers in the Sinai

by WorldTribune Staff, March 24, 2017 Three Egyptian military officers and seven soldiers were killed on March 23 during an operation against terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula. The security forces’ vehicles were hit by two improvised bombs during the operation, the military said, according to Reuters. Egyptian forces killed 15 jihadists and arrested seven others […]

U.S. goal: Defeat ISIS affiliate in Afghanistan by year’s end

U.S. goal: Defeat ISIS affiliate in Afghanistan by year’s end

by WorldTribune Staff, March 24, 2017 The United States and the Afghan army it is training plan to drive the Islamic State (ISIS) affiliate out of Afghanistan this year, U.S. military officials said. Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISIS-K), based near the Afghan-Pakistan border, has increased its recruiting and the number of terror attacks it has […]

New poll finds voters like Trump’s rough and tumble start

New poll finds voters like Trump’s rough and tumble start

by WorldTribune Staff, March 24, 2017 While the major media and Democrats continue to pile on President Donald Trump and harp on what they call his “rookie mistakes,” the president’s huge base of supporters are sticking with him, a new poll found. The poll by Morning Consult “tested the response of ‘Teflon Don’ voters to […]

NCAA threatens North Carolina: Repeal HB2 or lose championships through 2022

NCAA threatens North Carolina: Repeal HB2 or lose championships through 2022

by WorldTribune Staff, March 24, 2017 The NCAA has warned North Carolina that it must act quickly to repeal House Bill 2 or risk losing NCAA college sports championship events through 2022. “As the state knows, next week our various sports committees will begin making championships site selections for 2018-2022,” the NCAA said in a […]

U.S. carrier confronts two sets of fast boats in Strait of Hormuz

U.S. carrier confronts two sets of fast boats in Strait of Hormuz

by WorldTribune Staff, March 23, 2017 A U.S. aircraft carrier on March 21 deployed helicopter gunships to track two sets of Iranian fast-attack vessels during a confrontation in the Strait of Hormuz, the U.S. Navy said. Navy commanders told Reuters the USS George H.W. Bush confronted the Iranian boats after they approached a U.S.-led, five-vessel […]