Except for south Asia, the global economy is stalling as government spending soars

Except for south Asia, the global economy is stalling as government spending soars

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — “Economic activity in the world economy remains lackluster, with little prospect for a turnaround in 2016,” cites the gloomy prognosis by the World Economic Situation and Prospects Update for 2016. The UN survey cautions that weak global growth “continues to linger,” posing a serious challenge […]

As it is written — Part III, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s command to ‘every Muslim in every place’

As it is written — Part III, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s command to ‘every Muslim in every place’

Special to WorldTribune.com, May 19, 2016 By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Part I, Part II. The initial alienation of grassroots, European-born and educated Muslim youth was a result of the overall deteriorating economic and social conditions throughout Western Europe. But this socio-economic frustration quickly transformed into a […]

Two-thirds of Germans say Islam does not belong in their country

Two-thirds of Germans say Islam does not belong in their country

Special to WorldTribune.com A majority of Germans now say Islam does belong in their culture, a significant rise sparked by the refugee crisis, terror fears and the mass sexual assaults by Arab men on New Year’s. A poll by Infratest dimap published on May 12 showed 60 percent of Germans saying Islam does not have […]

International media silent as Turkey teeters on the brink of civil war

International media silent as Turkey teeters on the brink of civil war

Special to WorldTribune.com GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu resigned on May 5, in a move initiated by President Reçep Tayyip Erdoğan in order to circumvent the lack of parliamentary numbers which could change the constitution to create an executive presidency. The increasing consolidation of power in the president’s hands, however, has […]

Germany’s Merkel expects Turkey to honor migrants pact she concluded with ousted PM

Germany’s Merkel expects Turkey to honor migrants pact she concluded with ousted PM

Special to WorldTribune.com Germany fully expects Turkey to honor a deal limiting refugee flows to Europe despite the resignation of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, with whom German Chancellor Angela Merkel hammered out the deal. “The chancellor has worked very well until now with Davutoglu and all Turkish representatives and we assume that this good and […]

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

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

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 UK, Germany and Italy),” James Clapper said on April 25. Clapper said the terror group […]

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

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

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 Turkey and now is being prevented from leaving the country. Columnist Ebru Umar, who is […]

Germany mandates assimilation training for migrants seeking residency permits

Germany mandates assimilation training for migrants seeking residency permits

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 conservative Christian Union bloc and the Social Democrats (SPD) mark a “historic” first for Germany, […]

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

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

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 German TV satire that mocked him and the president responded by filing a protest with […]

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 around the world are shocked. I am a European conservative, and I am shocked. I […]

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