Trump approval ratings top those of Germany’s Merkel, UK’s May, France’s Macron

Trump approval ratings top those of Germany’s Merkel, UK’s May, France’s Macron

by WorldTribune Staff, November 20, 2017 While still far short of the Eisenhower line (65 percent average approval for two terms), U.S. President Donald Trump’s current approval rating tops those of Europe’s Big 3 – German Chancellor Angela Merkel, UK Prime Minister Theresa May, and French President Emmanuel Macron. According to the most recent Zogby […]

Iran accuses France of ‘biased’ policy as Hariri heads to Paris

Iran accuses France of ‘biased’ policy as Hariri heads to Paris

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iran has criticized French policy in the Middle East, saying it is stoking regional crises because Paris is “biased and partisan.” The criticism on November 17 from Iran’s Foreign Ministry came a day after French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian accused Tehran of “hegemonic” ambitions in […]

French president says Iran tied to Yemeni missile launch, calls for talks

French president says Iran tied to Yemeni missile launch, calls for talks

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty French President Emmanuel Macron is blaming Iran for a ballistic missile launch by Yemeni rebels targeting Riyadh last weekend, and said it illustrates the need for negotiations with Tehran over its missile development. “The missile which was intercepted by Saudi Arabia launched from Yemen, which obviously […]

Crowns vs chaos: Brexit and Trump repudiated governance by ‘urban globalists’

Crowns vs chaos: Brexit and Trump repudiated governance by ‘urban globalists’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs What form of governance is “best”? What is most durable? What is most equitable? What produces the best economic results? These questions are usually posed — and the answers are usually imposed — as though a universally applicable model could be found by […]

Saluting the ‘doughboys’ who 100 years ago entered WWI, ending American neutrality

Saluting the ‘doughboys’ who 100 years ago entered WWI, ending American neutrality

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler St. NAZAIRE, France — “Lafayette, we are here,” became the clarion call upon the arrival of the American Expeditionary Force to France in 1917. The USA had just entered the hostilities, three years into the Great War, and now the battle hardened U.S. General John Pershing was in […]

France feels calmer, safer year after terror attacks

France feels calmer, safer year after terror attacks

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler PARIS — A year ago France was on edge. Islamic Jihadi terrorists had killed 86 people with a truck ramming incident at a Bastille Day celebration in Nice. Shortly thereafter a elderly priest was murdered as he said Mass. These attacks following a spate of earlier shootings in […]

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 […]

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