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Saigon 1975 — Imagine a different ending

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — It’s been forty years since the wars in Indochina ended and the curtain dropped ushering in a new period of darkness for the people of Vietnam and Cambodia. Four long […]

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Regrets: Only 25 countries to join Putin’s WWII victory gala on Red Square

Vladimir Putin. / Vida Press nuotr

The U.S.-led boycott threatens to rain on Vladimir Putin’s military parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. The Kremlin is concerned that too few party-goers will attend its major celebration. The military parade […]

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India’s Modi continues his year-one diplomatic whirlwind with a week in Europe

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius in Paris on April 10. / I. Langsdon / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Dhruva Jaishankar WASHINGTON — Diplomatically speaking, it has been a busy first year in power for India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi. In addition to hosting the leaders of the United States, China, and Russia, he has embarked […]

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N. Korea deploys hackers overseas with day jobs as traders, engineers

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, EastAsiaIntel.com SEOUL — North Korea’s state-run cyber war operations have expanded hacking attempts on South Korean nuclear power plants, city gas networks, subways and railways, according to intelligence officials and defectors. The cyber attacks […]

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With new arrests, Morocco continues aggressive security response to ISIL threat

Tunisians living in Morocco demonstrate on behalf of victims of the attack by on the National Bardo Museum in Tunis, on March 20. The signs pictured carry the messages "With my blood I fight for my country", left, and "Viva Tunisia", right.  Stringer / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Moroccan police have arrested a French woman of Moroccan origin and her male companion in the southern city of Safi for suspected links to Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. The statement on April 16 said the […]

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Play it again Sam . . . : Flashback on Russian plans to send Iran its S-300 missile system

Russia conducted a test of its S-300 missile system in 2013.

Iran in hurry for S-300 missile system but Moscow hints at delay April 14, 2015: An Iranian official says that Tehran believes Russia will deliver S-300 missile systems to the Middle East state this year, but a top ally of […]

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As U.S. loses ‘its edge’, India looks to South Korea for defense options

India's Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com The Great Game for Asia is assuming new dimensions. Korea counts on the U.S. for some of its most advanced weaponry, but Korea also is a source for weapons technology and components. That’s […]

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In Mao-like move, Xi recruits 10 million Internet youth ‘warriors’, rattles Hong Kong

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com A leaked internal document of the Communist Youth League (CYL) – the youth wing of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) – has exposed plans by Chinese authorities to recruit more than 10 million […]

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Hello: Iran — with North Korea — already has nukes and missiles, and is on the move

Iranian President Hasan Rouhani, center, and North Korea's Kim Yong Nam, right, in Iran last August. / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs The Iran “nuclear” deal does not stop Iran gaining nuclear weapons. But it does have unintended consequences of global significance. Much hand-wringing by international commentators accompanied the revelation that a deal had been […]

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Israel blames Iran ‘framework’ deal for Putin’s missile decision

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon.

Special to WorldTribune.com Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said on April 14 that the recent nuclear “framework” agreement with Iran led to a Russian decision to provide the Tehran regime with its advanced S-300 air defense missiles. “The S-300 deal […]

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