South Korea’s new leadership has a record of promoting summitry with North Korea

South Korea’s new leadership has a record of promoting summitry with North Korea

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The drama of South Korean history opens a tumultuous new act with the election of a liberal labor lawyer who has promised both to bring about detente with North Korea and satisfy the demands of restive masses fed up with alleged rightist abuses. Whether Moon Jae-In will be able […]

Islamic fun: Saudis plan Vegas-sized entertainment city, theme park

Islamic fun: Saudis plan Vegas-sized entertainment city, theme park

by WorldTribune Staff, May 11, 2017 Saudi Arabia said it plans to build a massive entertainment city featuring cultural and sporting venues as well as a safari park and a Six Flags theme park. The 334-square kilometer (129-square miles) city will be about the same size as Las Vegas. According to a statement released by […]

Report: 5,000 Chinese Uighurs fighting in Syria, most ‘under their own banner’

Report: 5,000 Chinese Uighurs fighting in Syria, most ‘under their own banner’

by WorldTribune Staff, May 9, 2017 Some 5,000 ethnic Uighurs from China’s western Xinjiang province are fighting in Syria, the Syrian ambassador to China said. Ambassador Imad Moustapha told Reuters on the sidelines of a business forum on May 8 that while some of the Uighurs were fighting with Islamic State (ISIS), most were fighting […]

U.S. criticizes Russian buildup In Baltics, may temporarily deploy Patriot missiles

U.S. criticizes Russian buildup In Baltics, may temporarily deploy Patriot missiles

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has criticized what he called a “destabilizing” Russian military buildup near the Baltic states, as officials said the United States was considering deploying Patriot missiles in the region for military drills later this year. Mattis was speaking on May 10 at […]

Trump storm: H.R. McMaster said to be falling out of favor

Trump storm: H.R. McMaster said to be falling out of favor

by WorldTribune Staff, May 10, 2017 Just when it looked like President Donald Trump was learning to play nice with Washington officialdom, a.k.a., “The Swamp”, he riveted the nation by firing FBI Director James Comey on May 9. In any corporation or government, there is nothing like a high-profile firing to put the entire work […]

Trump approves arms to Syrian Kurds despite Turkey’s objection

Trump approves arms to Syrian Kurds despite Turkey’s objection

by WorldTribune Staff, May 10, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump has given the Pentagon the go-ahead to arm Syrian Kurdish fighters in the fight to drive Islamic State (ISIS) from its stronghold at Raqqa. The green light was given just one week before Turkey’s president will visit the White House. Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said […]

‘You’re fired’: Trump tells FBI’s Comey he can’t ‘effectively lead the Bureau’

‘You’re fired’: Trump tells FBI’s Comey he can’t ‘effectively lead the Bureau’

by WorldTribune Staff, May 9, 2017 President Donald Trump on May 9 fired FBI Director James Comey, saying he concurred with the Justice Department that Comey was no longer “able to effectively lead the Bureau.” “You are hereby terminated and removed from office, effective immediately,” the president’s letter to Comey said. “How the mighty have […]

North Korea calls for regime change in the South as leftist candidate there claims victory

North Korea calls for regime change in the South as leftist candidate there claims victory

by WorldTribune Staff, May 9, 2017 North Korea’s state-run media called on South Koreans voting on May 9 to ban conservatives from ever taking power again as leftist candidate Moon Jae-In claimed victory at the end of the day. “South Koreans should judge the puppet group of conservatives as accomplices” with impeached President Park Geun-Hye, […]

Who is Emmanuel Macron? France’s new leader called ‘useful idiot’ on militant Islam

Who is Emmanuel Macron? France’s new leader called ‘useful idiot’ on militant Islam

by WorldTribune Staff, May 9, 2017 French President-elect Emmanuel Macron is a “globalist” and an “open promoter of multiculturalism” who does not consider Islamism a national threat, a French journalist and author said. “During the cold war with the Soviet Union, they were called ‘Useful Idiots,’ ” Yves Mamou wrote for Gatestone Institute on May […]