Daimler has no clue how Kim Jong-Un got its armored limousines

Daimler has no clue how Kim Jong-Un got its armored limousines

by WorldTribune Staff, May 1, 2019 North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has raised eyebrows at recent high-profile summits by arriving in grand style in stretch limousines made by Daimler. Kim used the  limousines at his meeting last week with Russian President Vladimir Putin and both of his earlier summits with U.S. President Donald Trump. But […]

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 […]

Report: Thousands of war criminals among migrants Germany let in

Report: Thousands of war criminals among migrants Germany let in

FPI / March 10, 2019 Some 5,000 war criminals are among the migrants who have been allowed to enter Germany since 2014, a report said. The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees tipped the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel off to around 5,000 migrants they believed had been involved in war crimes or other crimes […]

China rebuffs Germany on joining nuclear arms control agreement

China rebuffs Germany on joining nuclear arms control agreement

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct China made official its longstanding rejection of treaties that would control its nuclear weapons on Feb. 16 at the 55th Munich Security Conference. The most senior Chinese Communist Party leader to attend this annual conference, Politburo Member Yang Jiechi, rejected German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s request that China join the 1987 […]

Iran on the defensive as U.S. presses Europe: ‘We are just against Zionists’

Iran on the defensive as U.S. presses Europe: ‘We are just against Zionists’

by WorldTribune Staff, February 17, 2019 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned European signatories of the Iran nuclear deal not to break their obligations after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence had called on Germany, France and Great Britain to withdraw from the deal. One day earlier, Pence visited the site of the Auschwitz concentration […]

Cardinal: ‘Statistically proven’ that homosexuality is to blame for abuse

Cardinal: ‘Statistically proven’ that homosexuality is to blame for abuse

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 by WorldTribune Staff, January 7, 2019 German Cardinal Walter Brandmuller insists that gay men are more responsible for the abuse scandal than the Catholic Church. In a Jan. 4 interview with the DPA news agency, Brandmuller said public debate on the sexual abuse scandal “forgets […]

German court ruling on child marriage seen enabling parallel Islamic legal system

German court ruling on child marriage seen enabling parallel Islamic legal system

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 by WorldTribune Staff, December 26, 2018 Germany’s highest court of civil and criminal jurisdiction has ruled that a law banning child marriages may be unconstitutional. The Federal Court of Justice this month ruled that a law passed last year raising the marriage age from 16 […]

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 […]

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