Frau Becker’s Garden — The fruits of socialism are weeds

Frau Becker’s Garden — The fruits of socialism are weeds

Special to WorldTribune, September 8, 2020 By Joel Nagel My family and I moved to Vienna five years ago for business reasons and so our younger children would have an opportunity to experience Austrian culture. I, myself had been an exchange student in high school in Hannover, Germany which led to extended periods of study […]

Turkey’s Erdogan threatens Europe with open borders as crisis builds in Syria

Turkey’s Erdogan threatens Europe with open borders as crisis builds in Syria

FPI / February 21, 2020 By Paul Crespo Shortly after Turkey suffered its worst single-day military casualties at the hands of Russian-backed Syrian government forces in Idlib last week, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan publicly stated he was opening Turkey’s borders to Syrian refugees fleeing into Europe. “We opened the doors. The flow of migrants may […]

Iran’s Rouhani calls on world’s Muslims to join holy war against USA-Trump-Israel

Iran’s Rouhani calls on world’s Muslims to join holy war against USA-Trump-Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, November 25, 2018 Addressing the annual Islamic Unity Conference in Teheran on Nov. 24, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on Muslims worldwide to unite against the Trump administration and the “fake regime” in Israel. Rouhani dropped his moderate posture and embraced the harsh rhetoric used by Iran’s leaders who regularly condemn Israel […]

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 […]