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Emirates Airlines’ non-stop flight to Panama replaces Dallas-Sydney as world’s longest

Emirates Airlines Boeing 777-200LR

Special to WorldTribune.com Emirates Airlines of Dubai will schedule the “longest non-stop flight” in the world beginning next year. The airline announced on Aug. 13 it will launch a daily flight in February from UAE to Panama City, Panama that […]

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Emerging Peru-Colombia strategic bloc, bi-national integration counters Venezuela

Presidents Juan Manuel Santos  of Colombia and Ollanta Humala of Peru in Iquitos, Peru, on Sept. 30, 2014.

Special to WorldTribune.com By GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Peru and Colombia have, largely unnoticed by the world’s media, continued to quietly work toward an integration of their political, economic, and strategic structures. This growing closeness — albeit without a publicly-stated […]

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Argentina questions Kerry on sanctions status of Iran general sought in ’94 terror attack

Gen. Ahmad Vahidi.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Argentina’s foreign minister is asking U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to clarify whether Washington’s nuclear deal with Iran includes removing from Interpol’s list an Iranian wanted in a major bombing […]

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Cuba re-opens Washington embassy after half century; Rubio call occasion ‘deeply troubling’

Cuban embassy re-opening ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Special to WorldTribune.com Cuba raised its flag at its newly designated embassy in Washington, D.C. on July 20, officially restoring relations with the United States after 50 years. At the flag-raising ceremony, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said the U.S. […]

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Mexican cartels using new countersurveillance tech against U.S.

The U.S. has for years been flying surveillance drones along the Mexican border. Now Mexico's drug cartels are as well. / Vocativ

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct Senior drug enforcement officials in Washington and along the U.S. southwest border have spotted new technologies used by Mexican drug cartels to track their trackers in U.S. law. The concern grows out […]

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As Cuba restores U.S. ties, Americans and Spaniards hope to regain stolen property

Spaniards and Americans may seek to recover billions in lost property from the communist revolution.

Special to WorldTribune.com As the United States moves closer to restoring full diplomatic ties to Cuba, some Spaniards believe the increased focus on the island nation may open the door for them to recover property that was seized when they […]

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Reporters vs editors: Paul Morton’s story is finally told

Toronto Star correspondent Paul Morton.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com Fights between reporters and editors are classic. Reporters don’t trust editors, and editors don’t trust reporters. That little observation is by way of commenting on what has to be about the worst reporter-editor […]

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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

oda

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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