Vehicular terrorism: Ramming attack in London marks new, go-to method of choice

Vehicular terrorism: Ramming attack in London marks new, go-to method of choice

by WorldTribune Staff, March 29, 2017 Attacks involving vehicles as the weapon of choice for terrorists will likely increase as they are inexpensive to organize and easier to pull off than bombings or mass shootings, analysts say. “The success of vehicular attacks, a low-tech, inexpensive and almost unstoppable method of killing civilians and getting international […]

Letter to EU triggers Brexit: UK to ‘take control’ and ‘no turning back’

Letter to EU triggers Brexit: UK to ‘take control’ and ‘no turning back’

by WorldTribune Staff, March 29, 2017 Britain’s ambassador to the EU on March 29 delivered a letter signed by UK Prime Minister Theresa May to European Council President Donald Tusk that officially triggered Britain’s departure from the EU. “After nine months the UK has delivered Brexit,” Tusk wrote on Twitter. “There is no reason to pretend […]

U.S. envoy protests as Hungary crackdown threatens to shutter Soros university

U.S. envoy protests as Hungary crackdown threatens to shutter Soros university

by WorldTribune Staff, March 29, 2017 A draft bill in Hungary targeting foreign-funded universities seems specifically aimed at shutting down an institution founded by leftist billionaire George Soros and the U.S. opposes the legislation, the American envoy in Budapest said. “The United States is very concerned about the legislation proposed by the Hungarian government that […]

Italy ponders paid ‘menstrual leave’

Italy ponders paid ‘menstrual leave’

by WorldTribune Staff, March 28, 2017 Italy’s parliament is considering a policy mandating that companies offer working women three days of paid “menstrual leave” per month. Italy, which has one of the world’s lowest rates of female participation in the workforce, would become the first Western country to enact such a law. South Korea has […]

In Dutch debate, Wilders calls Rutte the ‘prime minister of foreigners’

In Dutch debate, Wilders calls Rutte the ‘prime minister of foreigners’

by WorldTribune Staff, March 14, 2017 In a heated debate with Prime Minister Mark Rutte on March 13, Dutch populist leader Geert Wilders said “we need to choose for our own people … and not for the asylum seekers.” “You are not the prime minister of the Netherlands, but of the foreigners,” Wilders said of […]

‘Carlos the Jackal’ is back: Pro-Palestinian terrorist faced new charges, 3rd life sentence

‘Carlos the Jackal’ is back: Pro-Palestinian terrorist faced new charges, 3rd life sentence

by WorldTribune Staff, March 13, 2017 Already serving two life sentences for a series of murders he committed in France on behalf of the Palestinian cause, the Venezuelan-born terrorist known as “Carlos the Jackal” is on trial for another deadly attack. Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, once the world’s most-wanted fugitive, appeared in a French court on […]

South Africa’s president calls for confiscation of white-owned land without compensation

South Africa’s president calls for confiscation of white-owned land without compensation

by WorldTribune Staff, March 5, 2017 South African President Jacob Zuma is calling for constitutional changes that would allow the seizure of white-owned land without payment. Zuma told the Council of Traditional Leaders: “The black parties should unite on this issue. It is now time for action. The time for talking, writing and analysis is […]

Merkel yields to Trump: Germany should meet defense spending obligation

Merkel yields to Trump: Germany should meet defense spending obligation

by WorldTribune Staff, February 28, 2017 Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany needs to meet its obligation to spend 2 percent of its GDP on defense. U.S. President Donald Trump is actively pressuring NATO allies to increase their defense spending. Germany currently spends about 1.2 percent of GDP on defense, which Merkel vows to change if […]

New UN head calls for ‘decisive action’ as expanding famine stalks millions in Yemen, Africa

New UN head calls for ‘decisive action’ as expanding famine stalks millions in Yemen, Africa

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — “More than 20 million people in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and northeast Nigeria are going hungry, and facing devastating levels of food insecurity,” warned UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. In a stunning and passionate plea for famine relief in the drought and conflict ridden regions, […]

Nexit? Dutch parliament to debate whether to ditch the euro

Nexit? Dutch parliament to debate whether to ditch the euro

by WorldTribune Staff, February 26, 2017 The rising tide of euroskepticism has crossed the North Sea and made it to the shores of the Netherlands. Following elections in March, the Dutch parliament will debate whether to end its relationship with the euro in what has been dubbed “Nexit”. The Party of Freedom, led by Geert […]

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