Sarandon shocker: Trump might be better for America than Hillary

Sarandon shocker: Trump might be better for America than Hillary

Special to WorldTribune.com Actress and liberal activist Susan Sarandon, a strong supporter of Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination, said Donald Trump could be a better option for America than Hillary Clinton. In an interview with MSNBC’s All In With Chris Hayes on March 28, Sarandon admitted she was unsure if she could bring herself to […]

ISIL threatens attacks on Jewish kindergartens, schools in Turkey

ISIL threatens attacks on Jewish kindergartens, schools in Turkey

Special to WorldTribune.com Turkish officials said Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) have threatened to attack Jewish schools and kindergartens in Turkey. “It is more than credible threat. This is an active plot,” an intelligence official told Sky News. Turkish intelligence officials said the information on ISIL’s planned attack was obtained after the arrest […]

Russia now world’s top gold buyer after surpassing China in February

Russia now world’s top gold buyer after surpassing China in February

Special to WorldTribune.com Russia is in the midst of a gold rush. A recent spending spree by Moscow’s central bank has made Russia the world’s top gold buyer. Moscow added 356,000 ounces of the precious metal to its reserves in February, according to data from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Russia continued to hoard gold […]

Japan opens radar station near disputed islands, angers China

Japan opens radar station near disputed islands, angers China

Special to WorldTribune.com Japan on March 28 switched on a new radar station near disputed islands in the East China Sea that drew an instant rebuke from China. The new Japan Self-Defense Forces base is on the island of Yonaguni, about 150 kilometers (90 miles) south of the disputed islands known as the Senkaku islands […]

Trump hits teaching Palestinian children terrorist values

Trump hits teaching Palestinian children terrorist values

Special to WorldTribune.com Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump supports a “two-state solution” for Israel and Palestine but said Palestinians “have to stop” teaching their children to embrace terrorism. “The children, I sort of talked about it pretty much in the [AIPAC] speech, but the children are aspiring to grow up to be terrorists,” said Trump […]

Israel Court ruling seen as threat to U.S. energy firm

Israel Court ruling seen as threat to U.S. energy firm

Special to WorldTribune.com Israel’s High Court on March 27 rejected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s offshore gas development deal signed last December with U.S. and Israeli companies. The ruling was a major setback for U.S.-based Noble Energy, which could delay the firm’s $6 billion natural gas project off the coast of Israel for as much as […]

Online Bible defends evangelical stance on Israel against attempts to ‘rewrite’ scriptures

Online Bible defends evangelical stance on Israel against attempts to ‘rewrite’ scriptures

Special to WorldTribune.com A new online Bible aims not only to explain the Jewish people’s connection to the Land of Israel but to stymie the boycott Israel movement’s attempts to “chip away at evangelical support for Israel,” a noted rabbi said. The Israel Bible, launched online about two weeks ago, is seen as a significant […]

Al-Jazeera slashes 500 non-editorial jobs, but worldwide network intact

Al-Jazeera slashes 500 non-editorial jobs, but worldwide network intact

Special to WorldTribune.com Al-Jazeera announced on Mach 27 it was cutting 500 positions, most of them at its Doha headquarters. The Qatari state-funded broadcaster has slashed more than 20 percent of its global workforce this year. Earlier this year, Al-Jazeera cut 700 jobs when it closed Al-Jazeera America. The network said Al-Jazeera English would remain […]

Congress moves to stop Obama from granting Iran added sanctions relief

Congress moves to stop Obama from granting Iran added sanctions relief

Special to WorldTribune.com A group of congressmen is moving to cut off the Obama administration’s expansion of sanctions relief that could grant Iran access to the U.S. dollar and financial markets. The lawmakers say the sanctions relief goes beyond what was agreed to under the nuclear accord reached last year. The Obama administration said it […]

Easter Sunday blast at Pakistan park kills 65, mostly women and children

Easter Sunday blast at Pakistan park kills 65, mostly women and children

Special to WorldTribune.com A terrorist targeted mostly women and children when he blew himself up at a busy public park in Lahore, Pakistan on Easter Sunday. At least 65 people, the majority women and children, were killed and more than 280 wounded. Reports said the blast occurred in the parking area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, a […]