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U.S. intel chief: ISIL has cells in UK, Germany, Italy

U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.  /AP

Special to WorldTribune.com Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has established cells in the UK, Germany, and Italy, the U.S. director of national intelligence said. “We continue to see evidence of plotting on the part of ISIL in (the […]

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Dutch journalist who criticized Turkey’s Erdogan, can’t leave country; Embassy email orders reports on insults

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Turkey is continuing its all-out assault on anyone who insults its thin-skinned president. In the latest incident, a Dutch journalist who referred to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a “dictator” was detained while on holiday in […]

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Germany mandates assimilation training for migrants seeking residency permits

Germany has taken in more than 1 million asylum seekers since 2015.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Germany will require asylum seekers to take courses on German language and culture “to integrate as many people as possible into the labor market,” Chancellor Angela Merkel said on April 14. New measures agreed on by Merkel’s […]

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Germany, EU dismiss complaints by Turkey’s Erdogan about satire that mocked him

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.  /Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan does not like to be ridiculed and has gone to great lengths, including pursuing criminal charges, to ensure no Turkish citizen publicly criticizes him. Now, the Turkish leader is steamed at a […]

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WORLD MATTERS: Yes, European conservatives agree, U.S. politics and media are in free fall

Special to WorldTribune.com By Uwe Siemon-Netto Pardon an outburst from a fervent friend of the United States: Yes, Secretary of State John Kerry is right! This year’s election campaign is indeed an embarrassment to America! As Kerry said, America’s friends […]

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Germany’s Merkel sticks with migrant policy despite electoral setbacks

AfD supporters.  /AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com A string of election victories by an anti-refugee political party will not change the German government’s policies on taking in migrants from the Middle East and North Africa, an official said. “The German government will continue to […]

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The western pillars that have supported Israel are crumbling

U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump holds up a signed pledge during a press availability at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey The U.S. and Europe — the traditional pillars of Israeli foreign diplomatic and economic relations — are crumbling. Since Israel’s independence, its most important economic and financial partners have been in Europe and the […]

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Merkel: Once ISIL is defeated, refugees must leave Germany

Migrants waiting to enter Germany at the German-Austrian border.  /AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com The 1.1 million refugees who have entered Germany since last year must leave when Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is defeated, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said. “We need to say to people that this is […]

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What has happened to the West and its men? The hypnotic dance of death

Cologne

Cultural totalitarianism of the Postmodern era did the impossible — it changed the very nature of man Special to WorldTribune.com By Alexander Maistrovoy In my correspondence regarding the events in Cologne, an editor of a Russian newspaper asked me a […]

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Israel makes public letter by Adolf Eichmann pleading for clemency

Adolf Eichmann stands in a glass encased bulletproof defendant’s box as he pleads not guilty to war crimes, April 17, 1961.  /AP

Special to WorldTribune.com Israel on Jan. 27 released a letter written by Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in which he pleaded for clemency. The letter was written on May 29, 1962, two days before Eichmann was hanged. He remains the […]

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