C’est la vie! France lowers the boom on kids using mobile phones in school

C’est la vie! France lowers the boom on kids using mobile phones in school

by WorldTribune Staff, December 14, 2017 France is hoping a new ban on mobile phone use in schools will encourage kids to play – not Candy Crush, but the actual kind of play that requires physical exertion. “These days the children don’t play at break time anymore, they are just all in front of their […]

Israeli military: Terror rocket fired at Israel hit Gaza school

Israeli military: Terror rocket fired at Israel hit Gaza school

by WorldTribune Staff, December 14, 2017 A rocket fired at Israel on Dec. 13 by terrorists in the Gaza Strip ended up hitting and damaging a school in Gaza, the Israeli military said. The Iron Dome system intercepted two rockets launched from the Gaza Strip on Dec. 13, but one rocket hit the Ghazi al-Shawa […]

Report: China to build refugee camps near N. Korean border

Report: China to build refugee camps near N. Korean border

by WorldTribune Staff, December 13, 2017 China, fearing unwelcome migrants fleeing the increasingly intense situation in North Korea, plans to construct five refugee camps near the border, according to a leaked report. Over one million North Korean residents could swarm into China if armed conflict breaks out on the Korean Peninsula, analysts have estimated. Plans […]

Russia welcomes Tillerson’s offer of talks ‘without pre-conditions’ with North Korea

Russia welcomes Tillerson’s offer of talks ‘without pre-conditions’ with North Korea

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Moscow has welcomed a new U.S. offer of talks with North Korea, with senior Russian officials calling it constructive and the “only correct approach” to tension over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program. The Russian remarks on December 13 came after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered […]

Upcoming Winter games in PyeongChang taking place in world’s foremost hot zone

Upcoming Winter games in PyeongChang taking place in world’s foremost hot zone

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The Olympic Games should be entirely about sport, sportsmanship and solidarity. Yet they rarely are. Every four years the athletes of the world, or at least most of them, meet in an exotic locale plagued by political controversy, cost overruns, corruption, and doping concerns. The […]

Sex wars: A female journalist in NC calls for honesty about women, not just men

Sex wars: A female journalist in NC calls for honesty about women, not just men

by WorldTribune Staff, December 13, 2017 Sen. Al Franken, Alabama’s Roy Moore, President Donald Trump are just at the top of a growing list of the male politicians taking heat for alleged sins against women. The sex revolution of the last century has delivered massive blowback in the form of daily and sensational outrages that […]

Millennials and great expectations add up to recruiting challenges for the Dallas police

Millennials and great expectations add up to recruiting challenges for the Dallas police

by WorldTribune Staff, December 13, 2017 Dallas police and fire departments are finding it difficult to recruit “job-hopping” millennials who want too much, too fast. “We have nights, weekends and holidays – not attractive to millennials who want all days off and to be the chief in six months,” Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall said […]

Egyptian women granted inheritance rights

Egyptian women granted inheritance rights

by WorldTribune Staff, December 13, 2017 Egyptian parliament has passed a law granting women their legitimate right to inheritance. Article 49 of the law, passed on Dec. 5, states that anyone who deliberately denies the heir, be it a man or a woman, their legal share of inheritance or confiscates a document confirming this share […]

Straight-talking Amb. Haley heads U.S.-led international response to North Korea crisis

Straight-talking Amb. Haley heads U.S.-led international response to North Korea crisis

by WorldTribune Staff, December 12, 2017 Diplomats have taken a back seat to tough generals in the Trump administration on geopolitics and foreign policy. But straight-talking Amb. to the UN Nikki Haley has emerged as an effective U.S. voice in marshaling an international response to the ultimate nightmare: rogue state nuclear terrorism. North Korean leader […]

Witness: Erdogan was ‘No. 1’ target before killing Turkey’s bribery probe in Iran sanctions case

Witness: Erdogan  was ‘No. 1’ target before killing Turkey’s bribery probe in Iran sanctions case

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was among the targets of an investigation in Turkey into suspected bribery and money laundering in connection with a scheme to help Iran evade sanctions, a former Istanbul police officer has testified. The officer, Huseyin Korkmaz, told a New York court […]