Brexit boom: McDonald’s to bring European hub, 5,000 jobs to UK

Brexit boom: McDonald’s to bring European hub, 5,000 jobs to UK

by WorldTribune Staff, December 9, 2016 In a sign of its commitment to the UK after Brexit, McDonald’s Corp said on Dec. 8 it would move its international tax base to Britain from Luxembourg. The company, which said it would create over 5,000 jobs in Britain by the end of 2017, made the move after […]

UK’s P.M. May tells Gulf she is ‘clear-eyed’ about Iran threat but backs nuclear deal

UK’s P.M. May tells Gulf she is ‘clear-eyed’ about Iran threat but backs nuclear deal

by WorldTribune Staff, December 8, 2016 While insisting she is “clear-eyed” about Iran’s threat to the region, British Prime Minister Theresa May told the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on Dec. 7 that she supports Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers. The deal “was vitally important for regional security,” May said, according to The Wall Street Journal. […]

German state TV deemed arrest of Afghan refugee for rape, murder of student as not ‘relevant’

German state TV deemed arrest of Afghan refugee for rape, murder of student as not ‘relevant’

by WorldTribune Staff, December 6, 2016 The arrest of a 17-year-old Afghan refugee for the rape and murder of a 19-year-old student in Freiburg has enraged Germans critical of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open-door refugee policy. The murder of medical student Maria Ladenburger also reignited criticism of the German media for their reluctance to cover the […]

EU on the ropes: Italy’s Renzi resigns after crushing ‘No’ vote on referendum

EU on the ropes: Italy’s Renzi resigns after crushing ‘No’ vote on referendum

by WorldTribune Staff, December 5, 2016 The European Union and the Western “establishment”, still reeling from Brexit and the Trump revolution, suffered another major blow on Dec. 4 as Italy overwhelmingly shot down Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s referendum on constitutional reform. Renzi, who came to power in 2014, said he took full responsibility for the […]

Second Russian jet crashes near troubled carrier off Syria

Second Russian jet crashes near troubled carrier off Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, December 5, 2016 For the second time in a month, a Russian fighter jet crashed into the Mediterranean after attempting to land on the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier. “After carrying out its military assignment in Syrian airspace, a Su-33 fighter rolled beyond the deck of the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier during landing […]

Putin credits Trump as ‘clever’ and ‘already a statesman’

Putin credits Trump as ‘clever’ and ‘already a statesman’

by WorldTribune Staff, December 5, 2016 U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is a “clever man” who is “already a statesman” and Russia is “ready to cooperate” with his incoming administration, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Dec. 4. “Because he achieved success in business, it suggests that he is a clever man. And if he is […]

New British carriers to join allied effort to secure air, sea routes in South China Sea

New British carriers to join allied effort to secure air, sea routes in South China Sea

by WorldTribune Staff, December 2, 2016 British aircraft carriers will join freedom of navigation efforts in the South China Sea, the UK’s ambassador to the U.S. said on Dec. 1. “Certainly, as we bring our two new aircraft carriers onstream in 2020, and as we renew and update our defense forces, they will be seen […]

Tallow-ho: UK’s new plastic currency outrages vegans

Tallow-ho: UK’s new plastic currency outrages vegans

by WorldTribune Staff, December 1, 2016 If you give a British vegan a new fiver it will likely be considered an insult. Many vegan Brits are outraged over the new plastic 5 pound notes being circulated throughout the UK. Not because the note features a carnivore (Winston Churchill), but because it contains tallow, which is […]

U.S. faces new spectrum of geostrategic options in a post-Obama world

U.S. faces new spectrum of geostrategic options in a post-Obama world

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs U.S. President-elect Donald J. Trump in many ways faces the most circumscribed strategic options of any modern U.S. President entering office. Not only has the global context changed — and will change rapidly even further — so also has the United States’ abilities, […]

Light-hearted Brexit champ Farage describes heavy threats from intolerant Left

Light-hearted Brexit champ Farage describes heavy threats from intolerant Left

by WorldTribune Staff, November 27, 2016 British Independence Party leader and Brexit champion Nigel Farage “can’t go anywhere” these days without being physically threatened by angry leftists. The 52-year-old father of four, whose family was chased out of a pub and had their car attacked by protesters last year, said the “aggro” had become worse […]

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