Jewish rights group presses for hate crime terror charges in France

Jewish rights group presses for hate crime terror charges in France

by WorldTribune Staff, July 3, 2017 The murder of a Jewish woman by a Malian immigrant in France sparked an outburst by a Jewish rights group. The Simon Wiesenthal Center called for an end “to the culture of apology” that excuses the rise in recent years of rampant antisemitism by treating French Islamist perpetrators “as […]

France’s Total signs $4.8 billion natural gas project with Iran

France’s Total signs $4.8 billion natural gas project with Iran

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The French energy firm Total says it has signed a multibillion-dollar agreement with Iran on the development of an Iranian offshore natural-gas field — the first major Western energy investment since international sanctions were lifted against Tehran under its nuclear accord with world powers. The agreement […]

Helmut Kohl, 87: Architect of German reunification, U.S. friend

Helmut Kohl, 87: Architect of German reunification, U.S. friend

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Thirty years ago this week in 1987, President Ronald Reagan visiting Berlin, made his famous challenge, “Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall.” Alongside the American President stood German Chancellor Helmut Kohl. A few years earlier I met Helmut Kohl campaigning in his native Rheinland. Kohl, […]

Dangerous, deadly, daring: Remembering the day when young Americans put it all on the line

Dangerous, deadly, daring: Remembering the day when young Americans put it all on the line

Special to WorldTribune.com By Dennis Jamison, Fairfax Free Citizen, June 6, 2017 Today is the day that many around the world remember as D-Day, and many Americans will not easily forget those who lost their lives on the beaches of Normandy on that day. Those of the “greatest generation” who served their country in the […]

Macron’s invitation to progressive Americans: Flee to France and ‘make our planet great again’

Macron’s invitation to progressive Americans: Flee to France and ‘make our planet great again’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 2, 2017 American scientists, progressives and other “responsible citizens” have been invited by the French president to a “second homeland” in France after U.S. President Donald Trump announced on June 1 his administration’s rejection of the Paris Climate Agreement. In a video posted online, French President Emmanuel Macron said that while […]

Trump’s break with G7 climate consensus caused melt-down in polite society

Trump’s break with G7 climate consensus caused melt-down in polite society

by WorldTribune Staff, May 30, 2017 At the Group of 7 (G7) summit, agreeing to disagree on shared convictions so strongly-held that they approach religious fervor is not an option. It is simply not cool. Therefore, when U.S. President Donald Trump broke ranks on the Paris Agreement climate accord over the weekend at G7, sophisticates […]

Trump asks NATO to be ‘fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States’

Trump asks NATO to be ‘fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States’

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — President Donald Trump has scolded some members of the Atlantic Alliance for not paying their “fair share” in defense spending. Addressing the NATO Summit in Brussels, the American president followed in the footsteps of many of his predecessors in saying that some members of the […]

Who is Emmanuel Macron? France’s new leader called ‘useful idiot’ on militant Islam

Who is Emmanuel Macron? France’s new leader called ‘useful idiot’ on militant Islam

by WorldTribune Staff, May 9, 2017 French President-elect Emmanuel Macron is a “globalist” and an “open promoter of multiculturalism” who does not consider Islamism a national threat, a French journalist and author said. “During the cold war with the Soviet Union, they were called ‘Useful Idiots,’ ” Yves Mamou wrote for Gatestone Institute on May […]

In France, a showdown debate: ‘Parasite’ Marine Le Pen vs ‘smirking banker’ Macron

In France, a showdown debate: ‘Parasite’ Marine Le Pen vs ‘smirking banker’ Macron

by WorldTribune Staff, May 4, 2017 Populist candidate Marine Le Pen, in a televised debate on May 3, referred to her centrist opponent Emmanuel Macron as a “smirking banker” who was firmly in the pocket of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “. . . The reality, you went to see Mrs. Merkel, you went to ask […]

The French election runoff is no American rerun

The French election runoff is no American rerun

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Though the political setting of the upcoming French presidential election bears superficial comparison to the U.S. election of 2016, the contest is anything but an American rerun. While an establishment favorite is opposing a firebrand nationalist, the jarring reality remains that this is the first runoff election in […]

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