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Sheriff Joe Arpaio: It’s ‘amusing to see all the heat’ Trump’s statements generated

Sheriff Joe Arpaio.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com As politically correct power centers of all stripes have lined up to assail Donald Trump, maverick Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio has come to the GOP presidential candidate’s defense. In a radio interview, Arpaio defended Trump’s remarks about […]

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Tale of two embassies: Ted Cruz slams Obama’s Cuba move as ‘slap in the face’ to Israel

Sen. Ted Cruz.  /AP

Special to WorldTribune.com U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on July 1 blasted President Barack Obama’s decision to open a U.S. embassy in Cuba. The Texas senator, who is running for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, said that to “have an embassy […]

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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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Report: Wars cost 13 percent of world’s GDP with most uprooted people since World War II

The number of uprooted people topped 50 million, the highest level since World War II.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty A new survey says the cost of conflicts reached a record $14.3 trillion in 2014, equivalent to 13.4 percent of the world’s gross domestic product. The 2015 Global Peace Index, published […]

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Ex spy: ‘Liberation theology’ was ‘as purely KGB as it gets’

Ion Mihai Pacepa.

Special to WorldTribune.com As a high-ranking official for the secret police in communist Romania, Ion Mihai Pacepa had a front row seat when Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev’s “liberation” war came to Romania. Liberation Theology was originated within the KGB and […]

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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, German Marshall Fund of the United States 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 […]

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Cuban fiasco: Obama throws a lifeline to an imploding, tyrannical, bankrupt regime

Not only is Obama at least temporarily saving a collapsing tyranny, he has done so without demanding that in return Raul Castro make concessions to the U.S. and the Cuban people.

Sol W. Sanders In that simplistic jargon characterizing President Barack Hussein Obama’s worldwide “transformation” of U.S. foreign policy, the chief argument for his Cuban shift has been “[T]hese 50 years have shown that isolation has not worked.” In the facts […]

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Social media knife in America’s back: ISIL’s top threat not beheadings or infiltration

Navy Adm. William Gortney, commander of the Colorado-based U.S. Northern Command.

Special to WorldTribune.com The Islamic State of Iraq and Levant horrified the West with its mass beheadings of hostages and used its notoriety to attract restless youth worldwide. But such barbaric tactics is not what primarily concerns Navy Adm. William […]

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Seeing is believing: Congress writes to Iran, 2015, . . . and to Nicaragua, 1984

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Special to WorldTribune.com Courtesy of J. Michael Waller [Click on images to see full letter]    

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Popular mayor of Venezuela’s capital city arrested for plotting coup

Mayor Antonio Ledezma

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Under orders from President Nicolas Maduro, Venezuelan intelligence service agents on Feb. 19 stormed the office of Mayor Antonio Ledezma of the capital city Caracas and man-handled him in broad daylight without explanation […]

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