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Italian police raids target Pakistani, Afghan suspects in plot against Vatican

The Vatican.

Special to WorldTribune.com Raids throughout Italy targeted 18 suspects in plot to attack the Vatican, a prosecutor said on April 24. Mauro Mura said the counter-terrorism investigation of planned attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan had found evidence of plans involving […]

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Boat with hundreds fleeing Libya sinks in Mediterranean

An Italian coast guard vessel and helicopter search for survivors on April 19. / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Italian media reports say as many as 700 people are feared dead after a boat packed with migrants capsized overnight off the Libyan coast. As news of the tragedy spread, French […]

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Post-Gadhafi Libya now a jihadist springboard backed by Iran, Qatar, Sudan and Turkey

Rome now a target: Security forces have bee deployed at selected sites due to terror threats from ISIL. / Winston Ross / Newsweek

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs The consolidation of a self-proclaimed Caliphate in eastern Libya provides the jihadist camp with springboard into Africa and southern Europe. That strategic thrust, supported […]

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Shunned by U.S., Egypt strengthens defense, energy ties with Europe

French President Francois Hollande with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Paris, on Nov. 26. / Alain Jocard / AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Egypt, shunned by the United States, has been forming strategic relations with Europe. Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi has been welcomed as a strategic partner by several members of the European Union. During a European […]

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The path to happiness for new EU Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini

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Special to WorldTribune.com New age religion: The road to universal happiness passes through the creation of the Palestinian State. By Alexander Maistrovoy Right after taking office, Federica Mogherini, the new EU foreign minister, said she “would be happy if by […]

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Lockheed Martin launches production F-35A jet fighters at reduced costs

CF-3 Flt 4 Endurance flight

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Lockheed Martin has begun producing the fifth generation Joint Strike Fighter for several nations, including Britain, Israel, Italy, Japan and Norway. The Defense Department has reached agreement with L-M to launch low-rate initial production of […]

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Influx of African migrants by sea spurs EU to expand maritime security

An Italian Coast Guard boat carry rescued migrants as they arrive in the port of Lampedusa on  Oct. 3.  /AP/Nino Randazzo, Health Care Service, HO

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — The European Union wants to increase maritime security patrols to stop the flow of migrants from the Middle East. The EU has been mulling plans to expand maritime operations that would prevent migrant ships from […]

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Out of Lebanon: UN faces imminent pullout of EU peacekeepers

UNIFIL forces in Lebanon.

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — The United Nations is bracing for a withdrawal by European Union peacekeepers from Lebanon. The UN Interim Force in Lebanon has been consulting with EU states on the prospect of an imminent withdrawal from Lebanon. […]

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EU lists Hizbullah as terrorist organization but will continue aid to Lebanon

Hizbullah fighters parade in Beirut holding Lebanese flags and the yellow flag of the militant Shia Muslim group. Photograph: Ramzi Haidar/AFP/Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — The European Union has agreed to designate what it termed the military wing of Hizbullah as a terrorist group. EU foreign ministers said Hizbullah’s military wing would be designated a terrorist entity, a classification meant […]

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U.S. moves ‘assets and personnel’ near Libya in case they are ‘called upon’

Pentagon spokesman George Little.

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has reported the preparation of troops to intervene in Libya. The Defense Department said the U.S. military has sent troops near the coast of the North African state over the last seven […]

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