Not so jolly England: Politics turns nasty on both sides of the pond

Not so jolly England: Politics turns nasty on both sides of the pond

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders No matter the outcome of the British referendum June 23 on leaving the European Union, the argument over the U.K.’s role in Europe and the world is up for grabs. It promises a troubled British political scene for some time to come. The argument over whether to leave […]

EU chief: Brexit could spell downfall of ‘Western political civilization’

EU chief: Brexit could spell downfall of ‘Western political civilization’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 13, 2016 The UK voting to leave the European Union would boost anti-European forces and could lead to the end of “Western political civilization,” European Council president Donald Tusk warned. In a recent poll, 55 percent favored the Leave campaign compared to 45 percent favoring Remain. “As a historian I fear […]

UK columnist: Iran may be ‘hot’ but its brutality leaves me cold

UK columnist: Iran may be ‘hot’ but its brutality leaves me cold

by WorldTribune Staff, June 2, 2016 Post-sanctions Iran may have become a fashionable “hot spot” for tourists but it is still a brutal hellhole for many of its own people, particularly women, a UK columnist wrote. “Scrolling through the hundreds of photos a friend took on a visit last year, I did feel a twinge […]

Angelina Jolie lectures EU on migrant crisis, tells Brits to reject Brexit

Angelina Jolie lectures EU on migrant crisis, tells Brits to reject Brexit

By World Tribune Staff on May 18, 2016 Hollywood A-lister Angelina Jolie lectured European Union leaders on “isolationism” and accused them of a “race to the bottom” over their handling of the migrant crisis. EU nations are “competing to be the toughest in the hope of protecting themselves whatever the cost or challenge to their […]

New London mayor hits Cameron’s tactics from ‘Trump playbook’, condemns Labour’s anti-Semitism

New London mayor hits Cameron’s tactics from ‘Trump playbook’, condemns Labour’s anti-Semitism

Special to WorldTribune.com The first Muslim elected mayor of a major Western city said Prime Minister David Cameron was following the “Donald Trump playbook” in an attempt to prevent his election. London Mayor Sadiq Khan on May 7 said Cameron and his Conservative Party tried to divide London’s communities by linking him to Islamic extremists. […]

Egypt defeats Israel – in falafel competition

Egypt defeats Israel – in falafel competition

Special to WorldTribune.com Egyptians are relishing a triumph of the deep-fried variety over Israel. A team of Egyptian chefs from the falafel bar Zooba rolled to victory in the finals over team Israel at the 2016 London Falafel Festival on May 1. The Egyptian dish, a charred-aubergine-stuffed falafel made with fava beans, received the majority […]

What goes around . . .: Boastful jihadist, propagandist who recruited Brits for ISIL killed in airstrike

What goes around . . .: Boastful jihadist, propagandist who recruited Brits for ISIL killed in airstrike

Special to WorldTribune.com An Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) jihadist who boasted on social media of his prowess in recruiting British fighters and jihadi brides was reportedly killed in a drone strike in Syria. Raphael Hostey, also known as Abu Qaqa al-Britani, who left Manchester to join ISIL in 2013, was heavily involved […]

U.S. intel chief: ISIL has cells in UK, Germany, Italy

U.S. intel chief: ISIL has cells in UK, Germany, Italy

Special to WorldTribune.com Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has established cells in the UK, Germany, and Italy, the U.S. director of national intelligence said. “We continue to see evidence of plotting on the part of ISIL in (the UK, Germany and Italy),” James Clapper said on April 25. Clapper said the terror group […]

Dershowitz: Obama meddles in Brexit but shuns Netanyahu on Iran

Dershowitz: Obama meddles in Brexit but shuns Netanyahu on Iran

Special to WorldTribune.com President Barack Obama’s “intrusion” in the UK’s decision on leaving the European Union reeks of hypocrisy, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said. In a column published on April 22, Dershowitz noted “how outraged the same President Obama was when the prime minister of a friendly country, Benjamin Netanyahu, spoke his mind about […]

WORLD MATTERS: Yes, European conservatives agree, U.S. politics and media are in free fall

Special to WorldTribune.com By Uwe Siemon-Netto Pardon an outburst from a fervent friend of the United States: Yes, Secretary of State John Kerry is right! This year’s election campaign is indeed an embarrassment to America! As Kerry said, America’s friends around the world are shocked. I am a European conservative, and I am shocked. I […]