Free fall for ‘Jupiter’: French Yellow Jackets sting Macron

Free fall for ‘Jupiter’: French Yellow Jackets sting Macron

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Elected on a wave of dynamism a mere eighteen months ago, French President Emmanuel Macron has morphed into the figure of derision and disillusion. From a stunning 66 percent landslide win in the May 2017 elections to a perilous political free fall, Emmanuel Macron, France’s […]

Paris climate change tax revolt shocker: Did Left inject violence?

Paris climate change tax revolt shocker: Did Left inject violence?

by WorldTribune Staff, December 4, 2018 Far-left extremists have infiltrated the “Yellow Vests” anti-carbon tax movement and are likely responsible for a share of the violence that engulfed France in recent days, some reports say. The Yellow Vests are a populist movement formed to pressure French President Emmanuel Macron to rethink a fuel tax that […]

Chinese businessman who fell to death in France may have known of influence bids

Chinese businessman who fell to death in France may have known of influence bids

by WorldTribune Staff, November 4, 2018 A prominent Chinese dissident, Guo Wengui, said he doubts the official explanation from the French government of the events surrounding the death of the co-chairman of Chinese conglomerate HNA, who he said was in the company of security guards who were members of China’s military. Earlier this year, HNA dropped […]

Seven adults from same family arrested in France for pledging online allegiance to ISIS

Seven adults from same family arrested in France for pledging online allegiance to ISIS

by WorldTribune Staff, November 2, 2018 Seven Syrians, all members of the same family, who had pledged allegiance online to Islamic State (ISIS) were arrested in Paris by French authorities despite liberalized laws on viewing jihadist Internet sites. Heavily armed police stormed the family’s residence in the Sablons district on Oct. 30, arresting seven members of […]

Belgium snubs Typhoon, chooses F-35s over Eurofighters

Belgium snubs Typhoon, chooses F-35s over Eurofighters

by WorldTribune Staff, October 29, 2018 The Belgian government has chosen to replace its aging fleet of F-16s with the U.S. F-35. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said on Oct. 25 that he’d chosen the F-35 over the Eurofighter Typhoon (developed by Britain, Germany, Italy and Spain) because it was cheaper. Costs for the F-35 […]

Iran says diplomat arrested in bomb plot has full diplomatic immunity

Iran says diplomat arrested in bomb plot has full diplomatic immunity

by WorldTribune Staff, October 18, 2018 The Iranian diplomat who was arrested in connection to a plot to bomb an Iranian opposition group rally in Paris enjoys full diplomatic immunity, Iran’s Foreign Ministry said on Oct. 14. Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said the diplomat, Assadollah Assadi, has full immunity, clarifying earlier media reports that […]

Iranian diplomat extradited to Belgium to face charges in bomb-plot case

Iranian diplomat extradited to Belgium to face charges in bomb-plot case

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty An Iranian diplomat who is the suspected mastermind of an attack that allegedly was planned on Iranians living in exile in France has been extradited from Germany to Belgium, security officials said. Previously identified as Assadollah Assadi by AFP, the 46-year-old diplomat based in Austria was […]

U.S. officials ‘certain’ Iranian regime approved bomb plot against opposition rally in Paris

U.S. officials ‘certain’ Iranian regime approved bomb plot against opposition rally in Paris

by WorldTribune Staff, July 13, 2018 A terrorist plot to blow up a rally in Paris sponsored by an Iranian opposition group was approved by Iran’s ruling mullahs, U.S. officials and the sponsor of the June 30 rally said. Belgian authorities foiled the plot when when they detained a couple with ties to Iran who […]

Couple arrested for planned attack on major Iran opposition rally in France

Couple arrested for planned attack on major Iran opposition rally in France

by WorldTribune Staff, July 3, 2018 A Belgian couple with Iranian heritage were arrested as they allegedly were on their way to bomb an Iranian opposition group’s rally near Paris, French authorities said. The French federal prosecutor’s office said the Belgian citizens were charged with “attempt at terrorist murder and preparing a terrorist crime,” saying […]

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