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 […]

Swiss legislators vote to crack down on mosques with foreign funding

Swiss legislators vote to crack down on mosques with foreign funding

by WorldTribune Staff, October 2, 2017 Switzerland’s lower house of parliament has moved to ban the foreign funding of mosques in the country. The Swiss National Council on Sept. 26 voted 94-89 to ban the financing of mosques from abroad. It also voted to force mosques to use local languages instead of Arabic or other […]

Reports: Swiss hotel that ordered ‘Jewish guests’ to shower before swimming dropped by listing services

Reports: Swiss hotel that ordered ‘Jewish guests’ to shower before swimming dropped by listing services

by WorldTribune Staff, August 16, 2017 Jewish officials expressed outrage after a hotel in eastern Switzerland posted a notice instructing “Jewish guests” to take a shower before using the facility’s swimming pool. According to an Aug. 14 report by AFP, the notice from the Paradies apartment hotel in the Alpine village of Arosa read: “To […]

Economic Freedom Index: U.S. dropped to 17th in 2016

Economic Freedom Index: U.S. dropped to 17th in 2016

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The American economy slipped yet again to a lower ranking in 2016 as a result of a combination of regulatory burdens, large public debt and business taxes according to a watchdog survey of global economic freedoms. The annual Heritage Index of Economic Freedom saw the U.S. economy slip […]

Global economy is booming but the global elites in Davos are not celebrating

Global economy is booming but the global elites in Davos are not celebrating

by WorldTribune Staff, January 16, 2017 As the wave of capitalist populism led by Donald Trump sweeps through a world brimming with economic optimism, elite globalist politicians, CEOs and bankers are chilling in the Swiss Alps – but are in no mood to celebrate, analysts say. With stock markets booming, oil prices on the rise […]

Swiss F-18s escorted Israeli airliner after bomb threat

Swiss F-18s escorted Israeli airliner after bomb threat

by WorldTribune Staff, July 5, 2016 Switzerland scrambled F-18 aircraft to escort an Israeli passenger jet on July 5 after a bomb threat was made against the airliner, Israel’s Airports Authority said. The Israeli El Al Boeing 747 continued on its scheduled route to Tel Aviv. The flight originated in New York City. No emergency […]

Report: Swiss made secret deal with PLO to avoid terror

Report: Swiss made secret deal with PLO to avoid terror

Special to WorldTribune.com The Swiss government negotiated a secret deal with Yasser Arafat’s Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) to avoid terror attacks in Switzerland, according to a report. The arrangement was made following the hijacking by Palestinian groups of two Swissair flights in 1970, according to the Swiss newspaper Neue Zurcher Zeitung (NZZ). Full details of the deal […]

Huge, solar-powered dragon fly: Wing span of a 747, weight of a small car

Huge, solar-powered dragon fly: Wing span of a 747, weight of a small car

John J. Metzler NEW YORK — A dragonfly-like aircraft, large but seemingly fragile, slow but silent, and powered by sunlight, has flown safely across America. The amazing and indeed epic coast to coast journey by the Swiss engineered and piloted Solar Impulse plane concluded in New York having set a number of aeronautical records for […]

Report from Europe: For those who can afford to ignore reality, life is good

Report from Europe: For those who can afford to ignore reality, life is good

Sol W. Sanders   ZURICH – Europeans seem determined to ignore the depth of an approaching economic and political crisis which will end its longest period of prosperity and peace in history and threatens the very foundations of post-World War II democratic progression. In the fleshpots of Vienna and Zurich I have just visited, for […]