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Throwing a Christmas bone to Communist tyrannies: 1978 and 2014

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — One of the last legacies of the Cold War has ended with Washington reestablishing diplomatic ties with Cuba after a fifty-three year break in relations. Yet another enduring legacy of […]

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Western embassies close in Egypt amid ISIL terror threats

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Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Western embassies, amid threat of an Al Qaida-aligned attack, have been suspending operations in Egypt. At least two Western embassies have closed while others were restricting operations in Cairo. In a 24-hour period, Britain and […]

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It could even happen in Canada, and now it has

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Canada has been given a reality jolt. Twice within three days, “lone wolf” terrorists have killed Canadian soldiers on Canadian soil; one outside Montreal and another at the symbolic National […]

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Israel to reduce arms production in U.S. after Obama’s weapons suspension during Gaza War

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Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — The government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to reduce military coproduction with the United States. A leading Israeli analyst asserted that the Defense Ministry and the military agreed to reduce production of Israeli weapons […]

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Game of musical chairs in Security Council vote did not favor U.S. interests

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In its annual round of diplomatic musical chairs, the General Assembly chose five new members for the coveted seats on the Security Council, the UN’s most prestigious body. The new […]

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Obama administration downplays report ISIL fighters tried to enter U.S. from Mexico

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Special to WorldTribune.com   WASHINGTON — The United States was said to have detected Islamic State of Iraq and Levant at the border with Mexico. A watchdog group said the U.S. government determined an attempted infiltration by ISIL in October […]

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Canada’s military joins U.S. in expanded NATO force against ISIL

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Special to WorldTribune.com   WASHINGTON — Kuwait has agreed to host Canada’s military in the war against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. On Oct. 9, Kuwait issued final approval to a Canadian request to deploy an unspecified number of troops […]

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Arctic war of words heats up as Russia, Canada press their claims

The expedition to plant a Russian flag on the seabed at the North Pole, 2007.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Canada is the most enthusiastic pusher for harsh sanctions against Russia’s aggressions in Ukraine and there is a particular reason for that: Canada and Russia are engaged in a tense territorial dispute of their own, […]

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Putin kicks off Latin tour in Havana, recalling the Cold War chill

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Russian President Vladimir Putin is making a big statement aimed at the United States by choosing Cuba as his first stop on a 6-day visit to Latin America. However, Putin’s Cuba trip is not just […]

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Getting the band back together: Putin’s victory march through Latin America

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and Nicaragua’s First Lady Rosario Murillo, right, in Managua, on July 11.  /AFP/Presidencia de Nicaragua/César Pérez

UNITED NATIONS — It’s been a momentous week for Russian President Vladimir Putin. While the major media focused on his trip to Brazil to accept the handover for the next FIFA World Cup football tournament in Russia as well as […]

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