Helmut Kohl, 87: Architect of German reunification, U.S. friend

Helmut Kohl, 87: Architect of German reunification, U.S. friend

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Thirty years ago this week in 1987, President Ronald Reagan visiting Berlin, made his famous challenge, “Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall.” Alongside the American President stood German Chancellor Helmut Kohl. A few years earlier I met Helmut Kohl campaigning in his native Rheinland. Kohl, […]

Unreported: Germany hit with stabbing epidemic by migrants

Unreported: Germany hit with stabbing epidemic by migrants

by WorldTribune Staff, June 8, 2017 Germany has been plagued by a wave of crimes where knives were the weapon of choice. The surge in stabbings coincides with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to allow some two million migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East into Germany, a report said. More than 1,600 knife-related crimes […]

Trump’s break with G7 climate consensus caused melt-down in polite society

Trump’s break with G7 climate consensus caused melt-down in polite society

by WorldTribune Staff, May 30, 2017 At the Group of 7 (G7) summit, agreeing to disagree on shared convictions so strongly-held that they approach religious fervor is not an option. It is simply not cool. Therefore, when U.S. President Donald Trump broke ranks on the Paris Agreement climate accord over the weekend at G7, sophisticates […]

Trump asks NATO to be ‘fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States’

Trump asks NATO to be ‘fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States’

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — President Donald Trump has scolded some members of the Atlantic Alliance for not paying their “fair share” in defense spending. Addressing the NATO Summit in Brussels, the American president followed in the footsteps of many of his predecessors in saying that some members of the […]

Why communism gets a pass from our one-party system and culture

Why communism gets a pass from our one-party system and culture

Special to WorldTribune.com By Ileana Johnson, Fairfax Free Citizen A bill narrowly passed the house in California, repealing part of the law enacted during the Cold War era in our country’s history when communists were really active and infiltrating our government, attempting to overthrow it. The bill proposed to eliminate the section which allowed the […]

Turkey’s April 16 referendum and Erdogan’s transit from irritant to threat

Turkey’s April 16 referendum and Erdogan’s transit from irritant to threat

Special to WorldTribune.com Analysis by GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs, Ankara There were, by the end of March 2017, growing indications that Turkish President Reçep Tayyip Erdoğan had concrete plans to unleash a new wave of undocumented migrants into the European Union if he failed to win the absolute power he was seeking in the April 16, […]

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 […]

Merkel changes her tune, will pay migrants to leave Germany

Merkel changes her tune, will pay migrants to leave Germany

by WorldTribune Staff, February 12, 2017 German Chancellor Angela Merkel has changed her mind and appears ready to send packing many of the migrants she once welcomed with open arms. As a parting gift, they will get some cash from the nation’s taxpayers. Merkel, who is trailing in the polls in her bid for a […]

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 […]

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