France mourns, the world weeps, but Notre Dame still stands!

France mourns, the world weeps, but Notre Dame still stands!

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Despite the terrible fire which collapsed the roof and destroyed large parts of the fabled Gothic Cathedral, despite the collapse of its iconic spire in the midst of the inferno, and despite the near apocalyptic pyre which engulfed the medieval church, Notre Dame de Paris […]

What is ‘priceless’ about Notre Dame?

What is ‘priceless’ about Notre Dame?

Analysis by WorldTribune Staff, April 18, 2019 In the wake of the potential loss of Notre Dame Cathedral to fire, The New York Times published an article by Pamela Druckerman stating “we’ve failed, as a civilization, to be the caretakers of something priceless.” “Priceless? Where in the New York Times over the past ten years […]

Unreported: ‘Christianophobic’ attacks on the rise in France and Germany

Unreported: ‘Christianophobic’ attacks on the rise in France and Germany

by WorldTribune Staff, April 16, 2019 Christian places of worship in France and Germany are being torched and vandalized on a daily basis, according to news reports in Europe. In nearly all instances of attacks on churches, authorities and media obfuscate the identity of the vandals, German news site PI-News reported. Fox News hosts Shep […]

Still the cornerstone of Trans Atlantic security, NATO celebrates 70th birthday

Still the cornerstone of Trans Atlantic security, NATO celebrates 70th birthday

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Responding to the Berlin Blockade, the communist coup in Czechoslovakia, and the looming threat from the Soviet Union, the U.S. and Western European states formed the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). On 4 April 1949, the foreign Ministers of twelve countries including the USA, Britain, […]

China scores first ‘Silk Road’ beachhead in the Mediterranan as Xi tours Europe

China scores first ‘Silk Road’ beachhead in the Mediterranan as Xi tours Europe

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Beijing’s ambitious “Belt and Road” infrastructural initiative has scored its first significant beachhead in the Mediterranean, as Italy has signed on to the expansive Chinese globe-spanning project. China’s President Xi Jinping was feted in Rome with a grandiosity fit for an visiting Emperor as the […]

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 […]

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