Terrorism’s Grim Reaper returns to open borders Europe: ‘They will not terrorize us’

Terrorism’s Grim Reaper returns to open borders Europe: ‘They will not terrorize us’

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler PARIS — The hateful hand of terrorism struck in Barcelona, as a van driven by a Jihadi militant plowed into scores of strollers on the city’s celebrated Ramblas promenade, killing 14 and injuring 130. The starkly simple but devastating attack method was used in Nice, France a year […]

Spanish police: Imam from Morocco radicalized Barcelona terrorists

Spanish police: Imam from Morocco radicalized Barcelona terrorists

by WorldTribune Staff, August 20, 2017 A Muslim cleric who left his post in the Spanish town of Ripoll in June is suspected of radicalizing the terrorists who carried out the Barcelona attack, authorities in Spain said. Authorities said they searched the home of the imam, Abdelbaki Es Satty, on Aug. 19 as part of […]

Spain hunts driver who killed 13 In Barcelona; Authorities foil related bomb plot

Spain hunts driver who killed 13 In Barcelona; Authorities foil related bomb plot

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The death toll from two suspected militant attacks in Spain on August 17 rose to 14 people as the hunt continued for the main culprit in one of the attacks — the driver of a van who rammed into crowds in the center of Barcelona. Thirteen […]

Dozens stuck on Morocco border fence for hours after trying to enter Spain’s territory

Dozens stuck on Morocco border fence for hours after trying to enter Spain’s territory

by WorldTribune Staff, September 13, 2016 Border police used cranes to pluck a group of migrants off a razor wire fence after they had attempted to illegally enter Spain’s territory in northern Morocco. Some 150 migrants were stranded for hours atop the six-meter-high fence at the Cueta border before being forcibly returned to Morocco, Spain’s […]

Gibraltar rocks again: Spain threatens anti-UK alliance with Argentina

Gibraltar rocks again: Spain threatens anti-UK alliance with Argentina

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Exactly 300 years after the Treaty of Utrecht settled the century-long royal spat between Spain and England, the last remaining territorial issue between the two countries flared up again in recent weeks. At issue is the sovereignty of Gibraltar which overlooks the vital isthmus connecting the Mediterranean and […]

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

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 may smirk, and many, when they think about it for a second time, may say […]

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

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

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 of the Mayan prediction that gravity will fail later this year and we will all […]

World waits for someone to do something, and then waits some more

World waits for someone to do something, and then waits some more

Sol W. Sanders Looking around the world, the striking characteristic is waiting out a number of crises. Their outcome seems almost artificially suspended, and their interaction on one another and their ultimate effect on the world is at issue. We start with the Euro. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s supplications in Beijing were perhaps laudable but a […]

A few observations about Occupy Wall Street

A few observations about Occupy Wall Street

By Sumantra Maitra, FreePressers.com Almost twenty years back, when the Soviet and East European states crumbled, who would have thought that socialism would make such a comeback? Here are a few ground truths about the Occupy Wall Street movement and the various spinoffs it has started.   They are not democratic: No surprise there, really. […]