Who is Emmanuel Macron? France’s new leader called ‘useful idiot’ on militant Islam

Who is Emmanuel Macron? France’s new leader called ‘useful idiot’ on militant Islam

by WorldTribune Staff, May 9, 2017 French President-elect Emmanuel Macron is a “globalist” and an “open promoter of multiculturalism” who does not consider Islamism a national threat, a French journalist and author said. “During the cold war with the Soviet Union, they were called ‘Useful Idiots,’ ” Yves Mamou wrote for Gatestone Institute on May […]

In France, a showdown debate: ‘Parasite’ Marine Le Pen vs ‘smirking banker’ Macron

In France, a showdown debate: ‘Parasite’ Marine Le Pen vs ‘smirking banker’ Macron

by WorldTribune Staff, May 4, 2017 Populist candidate Marine Le Pen, in a televised debate on May 3, referred to her centrist opponent Emmanuel Macron as a “smirking banker” who was firmly in the pocket of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “. . . The reality, you went to see Mrs. Merkel, you went to ask […]

The French election runoff is no American rerun

The French election runoff is no American rerun

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Though the political setting of the upcoming French presidential election bears superficial comparison to the U.S. election of 2016, the contest is anything but an American rerun. While an establishment favorite is opposing a firebrand nationalist, the jarring reality remains that this is the first runoff election in […]

France says evidence shows Syrian regime ‘undoubtedly’ behind chemical attack

France says evidence shows Syrian regime ‘undoubtedly’ behind chemical attack

by WorldTribune Staff, April 27, 2017 Samples from the scene of a chemical attack in northern Syria prove that the Assad regime carried out the attack, France’s foreign minister said. The samples, obtained by French intelligence, show that President Bashar Assad’s forces “undoubtedly” used sarin gas in the April 4 attack in the town of […]

French economist who predicted Trump win is betting on Le Pen

French economist who predicted Trump win is betting on Le Pen

by WorldTribune Staff, April 21, 2017 The Hong Kong-based economist who was one of the very few to publicly predict Donald Trump’s election victory is betting on Marine Le Pen winning in France. Charles Gave, founder of asset-allocation consultancy GaveKal Research, told Bloomberg the markets are underpricing Le Pen’s chances and not considering backlash in […]

‘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 […]

French socialist candidate’s gaffe seen boosting Marine Le Pen’s presidential campaign

French socialist candidate’s gaffe seen boosting Marine Le Pen’s presidential campaign

by WorldTribune Staff, February 20, 2017 National Front presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is rising in the polls after socialist candidate Emmanuel Macron sparked a major uproar by calling French colonialism a “crime against humanity.” Analysts say Macron all but handed Le Pen “an electoral gift.” A Feb. 20 OpinionWay poll showed Le Pen with […]

CNBC perplexed by ‘surprising’ European poll on Muslim migration

CNBC perplexed by ‘surprising’ European poll on Muslim migration

by WorldTribune Staff, February 9, 2017 CNBC on Feb. 8 said it was shocked by a recent survey of 10 European nations which revealed strong, continent-wide opposition to Muslim migration. Readers who have followed the European migrant crisis are well aware of the outrage across the continent sparked by the open door policy to Muslim […]

Poll taken before Trump order found most Europeans support ban on migration from Muslim-majority countries

Poll taken before Trump order found most Europeans support ban on migration from Muslim-majority countries

by WorldTribune Staff, February 8, 2017 The majority of Europeans in a new poll favored halting all future immigration from Muslim-majority countries. An average of 55 percent of respondents in the 10 European countries surveyed favored a ban on immigration from Muslim-majority countries. Just 20 percent opposed the ban while 25 percent were unsure. The Chatham […]

France first: Le Pen sides with Trump and Brexit against globalization, militant Islam

France first: Le Pen sides with Trump and Brexit against globalization, militant Islam

by WorldTribune Staff, February 6, 2017 A France enslaved to the European Union risks losing its identity to globalism and Islamic fundamentalism, National Front party candidate Marine Le Pen said on Feb. 5 as she formally launched her presidential campaign. “There will be no other laws and values in France but French,” Le Pen said. […]

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