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China blues: CCP Chairman Xi hopes to change the subject

Black Monday at the Shanghai Index

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The reverberations of China’s economic jolt are being felt worldwide from New York, to London, Frankfurt and Tokyo. It’s the fear of a slowdown in the once-supercharged Chinese economy which […]

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Sid Blumenthal told Hillary Clinton in 2010 that Saudi already had the bomb

Longtime Clinton resource Sidney Blumenthal.

Special to WorldTribune.com Saudi Arabia’s investment in Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program essentially gave Riyadh the “bomb in reserve,” an aide told then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2010. A newly-released email from Clinton’s private account during her time as secretary […]

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Petraeus: Mobilize secularist Al Qaida fighters to defeat ISIL

David Petraeus

Special to WorldTribune.com The former commander of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan believes moderate fighters of Al Qaida’s Nusra Front can be enlisted to battle Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in Syria. Retired Army general and former […]

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Obama’s friend, the Islamist Erdogan, has precipitated Turkey’s growing instability

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan with President Barack Obama during a G20 summit in Pittsburgh, Sept, 25, 2009. / White House / Pete Souza

Special to WorldTribune.com Sol W. Sanders Once NATO’s formidable eastern anchor, Turkey is increasingly becoming a major problem for Washington policymakers and a contributor to the Mideast chaos. The change is all the remarkable since at the outset of the […]

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United States, Turkey complete plans for ‘comprehensive’ offensive against ISIL

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Special to WorldTribune.com The United States and Turkey are set to engage in “comprehensive” air operations against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told Reuters on Aug. 24 that the air campaign will target […]

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Syrian circles of Hell: Is a political solution even possible?

CirclesOfHell

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Syria continues to descend into the inferno while the international community stands transfixed. A political solution seems elusive as ever, the civil war grinds on having killed over 250,000 people, […]

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U.S. troops mobilize near Korea’s DMZ as Kim declares ‘quasi state of war’

U.S. troops near Paju, South Korea on Aug. 21.  /EPA

Special to WorldTribune.com As North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un declared on Aug. 21 that Pyongyang was in a “quasi-state of war,” U.S. troops were seen mobilizing at a South Korean border town. “The Korean People’s Army (KPA) front-line large combined […]

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Korea vs. Japan: 70 years after WWII, can we just move on? Apparently not

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — Maybe Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, should have kept his mouth shut. No matter what he might have said on the 70th anniversary of the Japanese surrender, he would be the […]

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Report on secret side deal — that Iran will inspect Parchin site — puts IAEA on the defensive

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano. / Herwig Prammer / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The head of the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says he is “disturbed” by a report suggesting his organization has given responsibility for nuclear inspections to Iran. IAEA Director-General Yukiya […]

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Sen. Menendez powerfully indicts the deal: ‘If Iran is to acquire a nuclear bomb, it will not have my name on it’

Sen. Robert Menendez: 'Why does Iran — which has the world's fourth largest proven oil reserves  and the world's second largest proven natural gas reserves  — need nuclear power for domestic energy?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Fred Fleitz Democratic New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez gave a powerful speech yesterday announcing his strong opposition to the nuclear agreement with Iran. The speech was a devastating indictment of the Iran agreement that refutes the […]

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