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 […]

Austria’s Kurz to Iran’s Rouhani: Calling for Israel’s demise ‘absolutely unacceptable’

Austria’s Kurz to Iran’s Rouhani: Calling for Israel’s demise ‘absolutely unacceptable’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 5, 2018 It is “absolutely unacceptable” to deny Israel’s right to exist and to call for the Jewish state’s destruction, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said during a July 4 meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Kurz reiterated that Austria “is unconditionally committed to the security of Israel and its citizens.” Rouhani […]

Austria’s rising star rallies leaders opposing EU immigration policies

Austria’s rising star rallies leaders opposing EU immigration policies

by WorldTribune Staff, June 27, 2018 “For years, if you wanted to call Europe, you had to call (German Chancellor Angela) Merkel. Now there’s been a change,” said Austrian parliament member Reinhold Lopatka. Spearheading that drive for change in Europe’s leadership hierarchy is Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. The 31-year-old Kurz has made halting Europe’s immigration […]

Erdogan threat: Closing of Austria mosques may spark ‘war between the cross and crescent’

Erdogan threat: Closing of Austria mosques may spark ‘war between the cross and crescent’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 10, 2018 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan slammed Austria’s populist government for its decision to shutter seven mosques and expel dozens of Turkish-funded imams. “These measures taken by the Austrian prime minister are, I fear, leading the world towards a war between the cross and the crescent,” Erdogan said, according to […]

The overlooked Iranian people and a broken deal’s billion dollar questions

The overlooked Iranian people and a broken deal’s billion dollar questions

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Just days after the global sigh of relief regarding the upcoming United States-North Korea Summit, world opinion swung back into bitter criticism over the Trump Administration’s announcement that it was scrapping America’s participation in the Iran Nuclear Deal, the penultimate diplomatic legacy of the Obama […]

Hungary looks to Austria, Italy to bolster anti-migrant alliance

Hungary looks to Austria, Italy to bolster anti-migrant alliance

by WorldTribune Staff, March 13, 2018 Hungary is hoping election victories by anti-migrant parties in Austria and Italy will lead to a strengthened alliance of EU states that make security a priority. Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on March 12 that the approach to migration of the Vienna government and the center-right in Rome […]

Stubbing our toe on steel tariffs?

Stubbing our toe on steel tariffs?

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Tariffs are in a sense like other taxes; easy to impose, hard to roll back, and usually employed for the “greater good.” Thus triggering tariffs creates a feel good solution, a political sugar rush, but often later a bitter backlash to those ordering them. I […]

100 deaths daily: U.S. issues global alert in bid to combat opioid crisis

100 deaths daily: U.S. issues global alert in bid to combat opioid crisis

by WorldTribune Staff, March 12, 2018 The United States this week will seek to mobilize a global response to the opioid crisis, the U.S. State Department said on March 12. The State Department said the U.S. delegation to the 61st UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), to be held March 12-16 in Vienna, Austria, “will […]

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 […]

Winning Millennial’s ‘putting Austrians first’ stance to make Kurz world’s youngest leader

Winning Millennial’s ‘putting Austrians first’ stance to make Kurz world’s youngest leader

by WorldTribune Staff, October 16, 2017 A Millennial “Wunderwuzzi” who has vowed to “put Austrians first” and cut benefits to foreigners has declared victory in Austria’s national election. The victory sets the stage for Sebastian Kurz, 31, to become the world’s youngest leader. Projections gave Kurz’s conservative People’s Party a comfortable lead with more than […]