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ISIL’s and Iran’s expanded power loom as legacy of Obama’s military exit from Iraq

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — “Since last summer’s onslaught by terrorists of the so-called ISIL, Iraq has been living through one of the most difficult phases of its modern history,” said Jan Kubis, the UN’s […]

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Iran deal is done, Obama’s legacy is set, money starts to flow, who laughs last?

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — A rhetorical tsunami followed the signing of the landmark nuclear limitation deal between Iran and six world powers in Vienna. On the one hand President Barack Obama and his tireless […]

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China’s premier goes shopping in Paris

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler PARIS — China’s Premier Li Keqiang descended upon Paris for a shopping spree; signing contracts and making deals which will energize the still anemic French economy. The French put on the Ritz as […]

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Bloody Friday: Last week in France and Tunisia, next week closer to home?

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler PARIS — “Terrorism: the Shockwave of Bloody Friday,” headlined the French daily Le Monde, after a series of deadly, coordinated, and barbaric attacks by radical Islamists on three continents. The massacre of twenty-eight […]

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U.S., UK, Germany, Japan still still largest donors for critical global poverty program

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler PARIS — International development assistance still remains a vital element in reducing global poverty. What’s known as Official Development Assistance (ODA) has now reached record levels of over $135 billion annually and is […]

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World shrugs as tide of displaced humans overwhelms relief agencies

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The number of refugees fleeing their native lands as well as people being internally displaced in their home countries has surged beyond even the most dire predictions. Just six months […]

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How to repel barbarians at the gate? Without U.S. backup, cultural minorities have only UN resolutions

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Facing the onslaught of wanton destruction, cultural pillage, and a growing black market for stolen antiquities, both Iraq and Syria are feeling the brunt not only of the ideological violence […]

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Report details ‘dramatic’ rights abuses against Ukrainians who voted wrong in Putin referendum

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Describing the situation as a “collapse of law and order” in the territories controlled by the self-proclaimed rebel Republics, and amid on- going hostilities between the Ukrainian government troops and […]

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Good news on the global economy: Government programs to stifle entrepreneurial initiative worked!

The economies of Russia and Ukraine are projected to shrink.

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Amid modest economic growth worldwide, East Asia still leads the way. That’ s according to the UN’s updated “World Economic Situation Prospects” where the global economic growth is expected to […]

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Tragedy in Ramadi, denial at the White House and a seismic shift in the balance of power

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The fall of the critically important city of Ramadi to terrorists, the widening humanitarian crisis throughout the country involving millions of displaced persons, and the continuing pressures on a still-fragile […]

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