Europe’s woes are much larger than the Donald

Europe’s woes are much larger than the Donald

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler PARIS — The American mainstream media template, dutifully reflected and jaded by most of the European press, paints a tempestuous picture of the relationship between our European partners and what is presented as a capricious and domineering Trump Administration. Rifts over NATO defense spending, the Iran nuclear deal, […]

Bulgarian PM blames Merkel for new migrant influx; Sanitation, ‘social cohesion’ overwhelmed on Greek island

Bulgarian PM blames Merkel for new migrant influx; Sanitation, ‘social cohesion’ overwhelmed on Greek island

by WorldTribune Staff, July 2, 2018 The European Union’s external borders should be immediately closed and illegals currently in Europe should be detained and deported, Bulgaria’s prime minister said. Bulgaria will not accept any plan aimed at sending migrants back to the first EU state they arrived in, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said following last […]

‘Technically viable’ underwater natural gas pipeline to supply Europe by 2025

‘Technically viable’ underwater natural gas pipeline to supply Europe by 2025

by WorldTribune Staff, December 7, 2017 Cyprus, Greece, Israel and Italy on Dec. 5 signed an agreement to build a major underwater pipeline to supply natural gas to Europe. The pipeline will be some 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles) long and is estimated to cost approximately $6 billion (five billion euros). It will have an annual […]

Greece blocks EU statement critical of China on human rights

Greece blocks EU statement critical of China on human rights

by WorldTribune Staff, June 18, 2017 A European Union statement at the UN criticizing China for its human rights record was blocked by Greece. Greece called the statement “unconstructive criticism of China” and said it would be better for the EU to hold separate talks with China outside the UN, Reuters reported on June 18. […]

Humanitarian fury: Doctors Without Borders bans aid from EU over refugee deal with Turkey

Humanitarian fury: Doctors Without Borders bans aid from EU over refugee deal with Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, June 17, 2016 The humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders “effective immediately” will no longer accept funding from the European Union or any of its member states. The group said in a statement released on June 17 that the move was precipitated by the EU–Turkey refugee deal and urged European nations to rethink […]

‘Open the border’: Macedonia repels refugees demand entry from Greece

‘Open the border’: Macedonia repels refugees demand entry from Greece

Special to WorldTribune.com Hundreds of refugees, yelling “open the border” and “we want to go to Serbia,” were repelled by Macedonian police as the migrants attempted to force their way in from the Greek border on Feb. 29. Macedonia sent special police reinforcements by helicopter to its border with Greece as frustrated Iraqi and Syrian […]

Report: Iran used Russian Su-25s to intercept U.S. Predator drone

Report: Iran used Russian Su-25s to intercept U.S. Predator drone

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The Iranian Air Force has surprised the U.S. military with the interception of a Predator unmanned aerial vehicle, a report said. The Washington Institute for Near East Policy asserted that the interception of the U.S. Air Force MQ-1 Predator demonstrated the effectiveness of Iranian combat pilots. In a report, the […]

Europe gets the prize: Sixty years of peace, if not prosperity

Europe gets the prize: Sixty years of peace, if not prosperity

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The European Union, the concert of 27 countries ranging from the Bay of Biscay to the Baltics and the Balkans has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway. Some may smile, others may smirk, and many, when they think about it for a second time, may say […]

Demise of the West: Waiting for Act II, but the stage is empty

Demise of the West: Waiting for Act II, but the stage is empty

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory Copley, Global Information System It would be a mistake to think that the Western economic crisis is being managed toward a successful conclusion; that perhaps it can escape from disaster. Rather, most Western societies have moved closer to the brink of economic — and therefore political and social — instability […]

The coming train wreck

The coming train wreck

Sol W. Sanders   [See Archive] Resembling a huge 74-wheeler packed with unassembled goodies, the U.S. is stranded on the world economy grade-crossing with the Euro express gathering speed as it tears down the Trans-Atlantic financial tracks for a seemingly inevitable collision. A police report written by patronizing Harvard economists some time in the dim […]