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Warning to high tech West: Your water infrastructure and water quality are in decline

A river in Zhugao, China. / Peter Parks / AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs It was once the standard joke in Britain: everyone talked about the weather, but no one did anything about it. By the early 21st Century, the weather — […]

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A list of basic unanswered questions about Iran

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Sol W. Sanders Why is one of the world’s poorest countries [40 percent living in poverty, halfway down on list of countries in per capita GDP] building capital-intensive nuclear power facilities? Iran has the third largest oil and the second […]

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China uses hard cash loans to surpass U.S. trade ties with Latin America

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Prospecting for new trading partners, pressing for political influence in a vast region increasingly ignored by the United States, and possessed by a near unquenchable thirst for natural resources,the People’s […]

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How we survived the Soviet system and moved to America: We did it our way, and legally

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THE BEST OF LEV Lev Navrozov Lev Navrozov emigrated from the Soviet Union with his family in 1972. He so cherished the freedom of press he found here that he dedicated his remaining years to alerting otherwise-oblivious Americans to the […]

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The joys of enforcing the Cuba embargo during the Reagan years

Special to WorldTribune.com [Following is a second excerpt from the new book, DIPLOMARINE]. See first excerpt: Terrorism and cocktail parties.] Timothy C Brown, PhD. There are dozens, perhaps hundreds, of books on America’s foreign policies as seen from virtually every […]

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U.S. presses Israel on gas deal involving Noble Energy

Leviathan gas field platform. /Noble Energy

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has pressed Israel not to end what has been called a U.S.-led natural gas cartel. Officials said the administration of President Barack Obama held high-level discussions with Israel to maintain the leading […]

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2015: A third of Lebanon’s population are refugees; energy prices drop

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler Bennington, VT — It’s time once again to peer into the crystal snow-globe to try to decipher and predict what we may expect ahead in 2015. After a dangerously tumultuous past year, the […]

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#15 — Kissinger on Israel’s coming demise: Senile, prophetic or merely pragmatic?

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Top 2014 Stories Special to WorldTribune.com, Oct. 22, 2012 By Alexander Maistrovoy Henry Kissinger’s recent statement, that in 10 years Israel will cease to exist, borders on senile. Although one of his staff members denied it, Cindy Adams from New […]

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Many motives for the cyber-attack on ‘The Interview’

Collage of North Korean ruler Kim Jong-Un, right, and a still from the film 'The Interview'.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com Maybe we should all be thankful. No harm done in this Sony/North Korea flap; just a war of words. A torrent of them, in fact, but so far no fatalities, no injuries, merely […]

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Deep divide over Egypt in U.S. government said hampering war on ISIL

Egypt's President Sisi said more could be done if 'you give us the Apaches and F-16s that you have been suspending for over a year and a half now.'

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — U.S. policy over Egypt remains a source of deep division, a report said. Congress has determined that the administration of President Barack Obama as well as the House and Senate have not moved toward an […]

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