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Germany blocks tech exports to Turkey

German Deputy Prime Minister Sigmar Gabriel

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Germany has decided to restrict security exports to Turkey. The German government announced restrictions on surveillance technology to Ankara amid reports of civil and human rights abuses. Officials said Turkey was blocking access to the […]

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Earthquake in the Eurozone: High turnout in European Parliament vote driven by anger

Marine Le Pen

Special to WorldTribune.com Charles de Gaulle once said: “Europe is France and Germany. Everything else is just the garnishes.” … While France rocked the Continent with a triumph for Marine Le Pen and her anti-EU National Front, German Chancellor Angela […]

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Report: Germany to turn down $25 billion tank deal with Saudis

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Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Germany was expected to reject a request by Saudi Arabia for hundreds of main battle tanks. A leading German newspaper said the Berlin government would not approve a Saudi request for up to 800 Leopard-2A7 […]

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Israel improves defense ties with top European ally Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gesture during a joint press conference at the King David hotel in Jerusalem, Feb. 25.  /Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Germany and Israel have pledged to enhance defense and security cooperation. In a joint statement, the governments of Berlin and Jerusalem said the two countries would develop defense research and technology. The statement, which ended […]

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German diplomats in Saudi Arabia survive assassination attempt by Shi’ite insurgents

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Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Saudi Arabia has reported a suspected Shi’ite attack on Westerners. Officials said two German diplomats survived a shooting attack in the Shi’ite town of Awamiya on Jan. 13. Awamiya, located in the oil-rich Eastern […]

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GREATEST HITS 2013: While Obamcare stuns the U.S., ‘leading from behind’ unravels world peace

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Sol W. Sanders   Originally published Oct. 28, 2013 The U.S. is transfixed by the Obama administration’s massively bungled attempt to nationalize one sixth of the economy, the health welfare system. But the rest of the world watches the slow […]

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Israel buying German destroyers to protect oil assets in Mediterranean

A German Navy frigate, the F-219 Sacsen, test fires an SM-2 Block IIIA in 2011.  /German Navy

Special to WorldTribune.com Geostrategy-Direct.com LONDON — Israel has been preparing to purchase naval combat vessels from Germany. A leading German daily said Berlin has agreed to an Israeli request for two naval destroyers. The newspaper, Bild, reported the cost of […]

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Obama’s Munich: Diplomacy paving the road to war

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Jeffrey T. Kuhner History is repeating itself. The recent interim nuclear deal signed by the United States and other major powers with Iran in Geneva paves the way for war. President Obama is the new Neville Chamberlain, the British prime […]

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Europeans joining Israel’s military by the hundreds

Members of the Israel Defense Forces band on their annual tour of Europe in mid-November. / Cnaan Liphshiz / JTA

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Europeans have been volunteering for Israel’s military.   A report said that hundreds of Europeans joined the Israeli military. The report by the Euro-Mid Observer for Human Rights said dozens of of the Europeans were […]

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While Obamcare stuns the U.S., ‘leading from behind’ unravels world peace

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Sol W. Sanders   The U.S. is transfixed by the Obama administration’s massively bungled attempt to nationalize one sixth of the economy, the health welfare system. But the rest of the world watches the slow motion unfolding of another debacle: […]

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