Trump approval ratings top those of Germany’s Merkel, UK’s May, France’s Macron

Trump approval ratings top those of Germany’s Merkel, UK’s May, France’s Macron

by WorldTribune Staff, November 20, 2017 While still far short of the Eisenhower line (65 percent average approval for two terms), U.S. President Donald Trump’s current approval rating tops those of Europe’s Big 3 – German Chancellor Angela Merkel, UK Prime Minister Theresa May, and French President Emmanuel Macron. According to the most recent Zogby […]

Multiple choice: Germany, like U.S., must now recognize third gender on birth certificates

Multiple choice: Germany, like U.S., must now recognize third gender on birth certificates

by WorldTribune Staff, November 10, 2017 Germany’s constitutional court has ruled the government must allow for a third gender on German birth certificates. The court in Karlsruhe ruled that the government has until the end of 2018 to pass a law specifying a category other than male or female. The category could be called “inter” […]

Germany signs deal on 3 new submarines for Israel

Germany signs deal on 3 new submarines for Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, October 24, 2017 The German government plans to sell three more submarines to Israel. Germany agreed not only to the sale of the vessels, estimated at $1.7 billion, but also to provide financial support for the purchase as in previous deals, government spokesman Steffen Seibert said on Oct. 23. Military analysts said […]

In Germany, Merkel wins fourth term, but anti-immigrant party steals the show

In Germany, Merkel wins fourth term, but anti-immigrant party steals the show

by WorldTribune Staff, September 25, 2017 German Chancellor Angela Merkel may have won a fourth term in the Sept. 24 elections, but the anti-immigrant party AfD stole the spotlight. Not only did the AfD enter the German parliament for the first time, it won enough seats to become the third-largest party in the Bundestag after […]

Report: ISIS in possession of more than 11,000 blank Syrian passports

Report: ISIS in possession of more than 11,000 blank Syrian passports

by WorldTribune Staff, September 12, 2017 Islamic State (ISIS) holds some 11,100 blank Syrian passports which German authorities fear could be used to bring potential terrorists into Europe, a report said. The passports, stolen from Syrian government sites, are genuine identity papers that have not yet been filled out with an individual’s details, making them […]

Time for Germany to add some muscle to its global leadership

Time for Germany to add some muscle to its global leadership

Special to WorldTribune.com By Dr.Fariborz Saremi, August 28,2017 Since the Second World War German leaders have, understandably, shrunk from the idea that their country can exercise leadership on the global stage. The view in Bonn and then Berlin was that German power should be exercised through Europe. But the EU is no longer enough. Foreign […]

Saluting the ‘doughboys’ who 100 years ago entered WWI, ending American neutrality

Saluting the ‘doughboys’ who 100 years ago entered WWI, ending American neutrality

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler St. NAZAIRE, France — “Lafayette, we are here,” became the clarion call upon the arrival of the American Expeditionary Force to France in 1917. The USA had just entered the hostilities, three years into the Great War, and now the battle hardened U.S. General John Pershing was in […]

One world under China? Beijing rolls out BRI initiative; U.S. can’t agree on renewing its own infrastructure

One world under China? Beijing rolls out BRI initiative; U.S. can’t agree on renewing its own infrastructure

The Belt and Road Initiative is the vanguard for Beijing’s reach for global power. It may not work, given all the imponderables of a project on this scale, not to mention conflicting interests with nations along its route. But at least the Chinese are showing the kind of social energy necessary to achieve great things. […]

Report from Berlin: Islamist Sharia police openly terrorize migrants, forbid assimilation

Report from Berlin: Islamist Sharia police  openly terrorize migrants, forbid assimilation

by WorldTribune Staff, July 10, 2017 Police in Berlin are investigating a series of assaults tied to a large mob of Islamists who are openly enforcing Sharia law in Germany’s capital. Witnesses say Salafists from Chechnya, a predominantly Sunni Muslim region in Russia, are circulating a chilling video on social media and other threats of […]

Pope’s preferred journalist, an atheist, conveys concerns about G20, immigration

Pope’s preferred journalist, an atheist, conveys concerns about G20, immigration

by WorldTribune Staff, July 9, 2017 As world powers gathered in Hamburg, Germany for the G20, Pope Francis aired his concerns that migrants “are drawn to the continents and countries of ancient wealth … especially Europe.” In an interview with Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari, an avowed atheist, Francis said that “colonialism began in Europe. There […]

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