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Stern: From a moral giant to ‘groveling’ at the feet of Iran’s ayatollahs

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The following excerpts are from remarks by Sarah Stern, founder and president of the Endowment for Middle East Truth, at the organization’s annual “Rays of Light in the Darkness” dinner on June 18. From the abandoned missile defense treaty made […]

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Czech Republic, Israel sign defense tech accord

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka with Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu.

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Israel and the Czech Republic have signed a defense cooperation agreement. The two countries signed the accord during a visit by Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka on Nov. 25. Officials said the agreement called for […]

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Desperate Iraq turns to Czech Republic for Mi-24 attack helicopters

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Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Iraq has been negotiating for military aircraft from the Czech Republic. Officials said the Iraqi Defense Ministry has advanced in talks to procure Russian-origin aircraft from the Czech Air Force. The officials said Baghdad sought […]

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Golden Prague: Formerly gray Soviet bloc state has been liberated

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John J. Metzler PRAGUE — Arriving in Prague’s Vaclav Havel airport, one is immediately swept into the present; not just a refurbished terminal but a new look where people actually smile, immigration officials don’t grimace, and police speed about on […]

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Remembering Vaclav Havel who inspired freedom fighters from E. Europe to N. Korea, China

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John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — One year ago the renowned author, playwright, and former President of the Czech Republic Vaclav Havel died at age 75. In tribute to this extraordinary European Renaissance Man, I’m reissuing my column in the […]

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