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Trump’s clear message to the nation also alerted the world: ‘America is once again ready to lead’

Trump’s clear message to the nation also alerted the world: ‘America is once again ready to lead’

By John J. Metzler WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a powerful and optimistic address to the nation, President Donald Trump made his case for the road forward in his new presidency. Labelled a “Reset” by some and “reaching for higher ground” by others, the speech before a joint session of the U.S. Congress made a renewed […]

 FreePressers Staff

Agenda item for the next president: Repair the U.S.-British ‘special relationship’

Agenda item for the next president: Repair the U.S.-British ‘special relationship’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders There are important lessons for the U.S. in the apprehension in Belgium, after four months, of one of the chief perpetrators of the Nov. 13, 1915 Paris massacre which took the lives of 130 innocents. This security lapse has its parallel in the current state of relations between […]

 FreePressers Staff

Terror crisis in Mali with desecration in Timbuktu and the suppression of millions: The world shrugs

Terror crisis in Mali with desecration in Timbuktu and the suppression of millions: The world shrugs

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Regions of  a vast landlocked country, remote but strategic, has fallen under the control of Al Qaida terrorists and fundamentalist forces. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled a regime which persecutes women, imposes stringent Sharia law, and desecrates and destroys ancient towns and even mosques. The outside […]

 FreePressers Staff

As Syria spirals out of control, the U.S. under Obama can only watch

As Syria spirals out of control, the U.S. under Obama can only watch

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — As the carnage against civilians continues across Syria, there’ a compelling humanitarian case for international intervention to stop the violence which has killed more than 10,000 civilians. Yet, what started as a political uprising against the authoritarian rule of Bashar Assad sixteen months ago, has morphed into a […]

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Moscow outmaneuvers U.S. diplomats at UN with Serbia win

Moscow outmaneuvers U.S. diplomats at UN with Serbia win

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Shadows of the Cold War returned to the UN  during the recent elections for President of the General Assembly where a previously agreed to candidate from Lithuania was challenged, and subsequently defeated, by a Russian-backed contender from Serbia.  What was originally expected to be a consensus vote selecting […]

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WORLD MATTERS: U.S. conservatives poorly served by the Fox News media culture

WORLD MATTERS: U.S. conservatives poorly served by the Fox News media culture

By Uwe Siemon-Netto A nauseating remark by Donald Trump on Fox News about Germany this week made me wonder if today’s American and European conservatives are living on the same planet – assuming for the sake of an argument that this network is the authentic voice of conservatives in the U.S.A. Discussing the Euro crisis […]

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How to solve the piracy scourge? Lethal force seems to work best

How to solve the piracy scourge? Lethal force seems to work best

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — There’s been a significant drop in ship seizures and hijackings by Somali pirates in the troubled waters off East Africa. Despite last year’s spike in piracy with 28 vessels captured in the first half of 2011, there were only three ships seized in the second half of the […]

 FreePressers Staff

Syria unravels: Russia and China stand by its bloody regime, UN stands by

Syria unravels: Russia and China stand by its bloody regime, UN stands by

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — As the ongoing conflict in Syria churns out a ghastly humanitarian  carnage, diplomatic efforts to halt the violence are shadowed by last year’s Libyan intervention, which morphed into a six month long military operation to topple a tyrant. So when the UN Security Council met again on Britain’s […]

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The UN General Assembly takes a stand, denounces Syrian regime

The UN General Assembly takes a stand, denounces Syrian regime

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In a political tsunami of condemnation, the General Assembly slammed Syria’s rulers for “widespread and systematic” human rights violations and demanded the Damascus regime cease the ongoing violence which has caused more than 6,000 lives during the past year of civil strife. Given the setting and the players […]

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Russian arms to Syria would prevent NATO op of kind used in Libya

Russian arms to Syria would prevent NATO op of kind used in Libya

Compiled by Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com The regime of Syria’s Bashar Assad has been receiving a steady supply of weapons from Russia to boost its military capability and maintain its survival in the face of growing international condemnation. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov defended his country’s arms shipments to Damascus. “We don’t supply firearms and what […]

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