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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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Saudi bank warning: U.S. debt ratio same as Italy’s


Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Saudi Arabia has warned the financial community of a decline of the U.S. dollar. Saudi Arabia’s National Commercial Bank said the debt burden of the United States has reached the same ratio of Italy, […]

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Report: Iran used Russian Su-25s to intercept U.S. Predator drone

Iran Air Force Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot.

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The Iranian Air Force has surprised the U.S. military with the interception of a Predator unmanned aerial vehicle, a report said. The Washington Institute for Near East Policy asserted that the interception of the U.S. […]

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Europe gets the prize: Sixty years of peace, if not prosperity


John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The European Union, the concert of 27 countries ranging from the Bay of Biscay to the Baltics and the Balkans has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway. Some may smile, others […]

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EU expects Gulf piracy attacks to increase

The flagships of the three main anti-piracy forces off Somalia in the Gulf of Aden. From left: the Korean frigate Wang Geon, the FS Marne and the Dutch frigate Evertsen.

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Western navies expect an end to the current lull in piracy operations in the Gulf. The European Union has braced for the resurgence of piracy operations from Somalia. The EU has deployed surface warships […]

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Demise of the West: Waiting for Act II, but the stage is empty


Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory Copley, Global Information System It would be a mistake to think that the Western economic crisis is being managed toward a successful conclusion; that perhaps it can escape from disaster. Rather, most Western societies have […]

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Collapsing Europe is in crisis and the U.S. bailout option, for once, is not available

A one euro coin is pictured with a British pound coin. Britain's economy sank back into recession in the first quarter, when it contracted by 0.2 percent amid ongoing state austerity and the eurozone debt crisis, official data shows.  /AFP

Sol W. Sanders   [See Archive] Despite the fact that Europe is in the Northern Hemisphere, the downward swirl of the euro this month took a reverse direction and started going left — counterclockwise. Maybe it is the first part […]

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