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Merkel government approves Arab arms exports

German Chancellor Angela Merkel with the late Saudi King Abdullah on May 25, 2010. / dpa

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Germany has approved the delivery of combat platforms to Arab militaries. The Federal Security Council has endorsed a recommendation by the government to export a range of combat platforms and equipment to Egypt, Kuwait and […]

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Lacking a national strategy, suppose America retrenches

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Special to WorldTribune.com by Harlan Ullman Critics accuse President Barack Obama of being a foreign policy minimalist seeking to do the least harm (or no stupid “stuff”) rather than by choosing more effective if riskier solutions. In fairness, the president […]

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EU leader worries Jewish flight could threaten future of Euro

European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans.

Special to WorldTribune.com LONSON — The European Union has expressed concern over the prospect of a Jewish exodus. A senior official has warned that the flight of European Jews could harm member states. European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans acknowledged […]

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As Europe faces mounting threats, Turkey questions NATO role

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at U.S. Patriot missile system in Gaziantep, southeastern Turkey. / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com ANKARA — Turkey’s future role in NATO in increasingly uncertain. Officials said Turkey, with the second largest army, would not respond to a NATO decision to double its rapid-response force and form a new unit, Middle East […]

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Report: Germany classified list of companies that helped build Syria’s CW stockpile

A U.N. chemical weapons expert holds sample from an alleged chemical weapons near Damascus, Syria in August 2013. / Mohamed Abdullah / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Germany concealed a list of companies that helped Syria’s chemical weapons program. A leading German publication asserted that the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel has refused to release a list of German companies suspected of […]

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Shameful: 70 years after Liberation of Paris rally, U.S. president was absent

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — More than a million people along with forty-four world leaders rallied in Paris to proclaim liberty and call for press freedoms in the wake of the radical Islamist media massacre […]

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#18 — As West leaves the front line, ‘the horrors of history’ return

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TOP 2014 STORIES Special to WorldTribune.com By Alexander Maistrovoy, March 11 The West has left the forefront of history which is repeating itself in force and with dispatch throughout Eurasia. While condemning the actions of Russia in Crimea, John Kerry […]

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Alleged Turkish spy ring arrested in Germany amid increasing bilateral tensions

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Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Germany has disclosed the dismantling of a Turkish espionage ring amid increasing tensions between the two nations. Germany has accused Turkey of tolerating the presence of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Officials said three […]

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German churches succeed in blocking Mideast arms deals

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Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — The church has helped block German arms exports to the Middle East. Leading churches have joined with the opposition to lobby against major German weapons deals with Middle East allies. Clergymen said the lobbying reduced […]

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Germany emerges as leading supplier to Israel’s navy

Meko A-100 corvette.

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Germany plans to subsidize an Israeli procurement of naval corvettes. The German government said it would contribute to the purchase of four corvettes for the Israel Navy. The government said the subsidy for Israel was […]

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