Cohen on McClatchy story: More ‘bad reporting’, I have never been to Prague

Cohen on McClatchy story: More ‘bad reporting’, I have never been to Prague

by WorldTribune Staff, April 15, 2018 Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, said a report connecting him to the unverified Trump dossier and a trip to Prague  is just as bogus today as it was when it was first reported. An April 13 report by McClatchy’s DC Bureau said special counsel Robert Mueller has […]

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Special to WorldTribune , December 21, 2017 Yes: 128 No: 9 Abstain: 35 Y  AFGHANISTAN Y  DOMINICA Y  LITHUANIA SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE Y  ALBANIA A  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Y  LUXEMBOURG Y  SAUDI ARABIA Y  ALGERIA Y  ECUADOR Y  MADAGASCAR Y  SENEGAL Y  ANDORRA Y  EGYPT A  MALAWI Y  SERBIA Y  ANGOLA EL SALVADOR Y  MALAYSIA […]

‘Czech Donald Trump’ wins in landslide: ‘Refugees should behave as guests’

‘Czech Donald Trump’ wins in landslide: ‘Refugees should behave as guests’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 23, 2017 A populist billionaire often referred to as the “Czech Donald Trump” is set to be the next prime minister of the Czech Republic. Andrej Babis and his anti-establishment party ANO won in a landslide in elections held on Oct. 20. Babis has been an outspoken critic of German Chancellor […]

Anti-establishment billionaire vying to become Czech Republic’s next prime minister

Anti-establishment billionaire vying to become Czech Republic’s next prime minister

by WorldTribune Staff, October 18, 2017 The last time an anti-establishment billionaire made waves in pre-election polls, the major media scoffed and wrote it off and it became fodder for late-night talk show hosts. We all know how that turned out. Andrej Babis, a 63-year-old billionaire and leader of the anti-establishment ANO party, has ridden […]

‘Absurdistan’: Memo to the sheep being prepared for slaughter

‘Absurdistan’: Memo to the sheep being prepared for slaughter

Special to WorldTribune.com By Alexander Maistrovoy At a Party meeting the Party leader addresses the audience: “All of you will be hung tomorrow. Do you have questions? Silence. The Party leader: “I will repeat the question. Tomorrow you all will be hung. Does anybody want to say anything?” A timid voice is heard from the […]

Communist Cuba has a modest plan to pay off Czech Cold War debt: Rum

Communist Cuba has a modest plan to pay off Czech Cold War debt: Rum

by WorldTribune Staff, December 20, 2016 Cash-strapped Cuba has proposed paying off a large Cold War-era debt to the Czech Republic with rum. Cuba owes some $270 million to the former Czechoslovakia, Havana’s ally during the Cold War. There’s no word on whether the Czechs are going to take the deal. Czech Finance Ministry spokesman […]

Prague police detain Russian suspected of hacking In U.S.

Prague police detain Russian suspected of hacking In U.S.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty PRAGUE — Police in the Czech Republic’s capital have detained a Russian citizen suspected of hacking U.S.-based websites. A Prague police spokesman said late on Oct. 18 that the suspect, whose identity was not disclosed, was detained in a restaurant. The arrest was carried out on […]

Ukraine’s faultline: Baltics looks for support to U.S. where campaigns are ignoring foreign policy

Ukraine’s faultline: Baltics looks for support to U.S. where campaigns are ignoring foreign policy

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The artillery rumbles like a rolling late spring storm. Small arms fire reaches a staccato, only to fall silent just as quickly. And hapless civilians on both sides of an arbitrary divide endure and suffer as the forgotten slow burner conflict in eastern Ukraine continues […]

Golden Prague: Formerly gray Soviet bloc state has been liberated

Golden Prague: Formerly gray Soviet bloc state has been liberated

John J. Metzler PRAGUE — Arriving in Prague’s Vaclav Havel airport, one is immediately swept into the present; not just a refurbished terminal but a new look where people actually smile, immigration officials don’t grimace, and police speed about on segways. The post-communist transformation emerges wider in driving from the airport into Prague. This former […]

Remembering Vaclav Havel who inspired freedom fighters from E. Europe to N. Korea, China

Remembering Vaclav Havel who inspired freedom fighters from E. Europe to N. Korea, China

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — One year ago the renowned author, playwright, and former President of the Czech Republic Vaclav Havel died at age 75. In tribute to this extraordinary European Renaissance Man, I’m reissuing my column in the spirit of memory and the season. “Havel’s career as literary figure, intellectual and a political […]