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 […]

Bull in the ‘China’ shop: Trump at UN slams globalists and ‘discredited ideology’

Bull in the ‘China’ shop: Trump at UN slams globalists and ‘discredited ideology’

by WorldTribune Staff, September 25, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump, in his address to the UN General Assembly on Sept. 25, denounced “expansionist” leverage by China, Iran’s regime, globalism in general and “outdated and discredited” socialism. Brushing off laughter after praising his administration’s accomplishments, he emphasized that America will never surrender its sovereignty. Complete text of […]

Nightmare in Germany: Former Yazidi sex slave confronted by captor in supermarket

Nightmare in Germany: Former Yazidi sex slave confronted by captor in supermarket

by WorldTribune Staff, August 17, 2018 A Yazidi teenager who was kidnapped at age 15 by Islamic State (ISIS) and held for three months as a sex slave said she now feels safer in an Iraqi refugee camp than in Germany, where she was confronted earlier this year by her ISIS captor. Ashwaq Ta’lo, 19, […]

Report: U.S ambassador to Germany plays hardball on Iran

Report: U.S ambassador to Germany plays hardball on Iran

by WorldTribune Staff, August 8, 2018 The U.S. ambassador to Germany has delivered a blunt message to German companies, either do business with the United States or Iran – but not both. Ambassador Richard Grenell is convincing German companies to go with the U.S. Grenell was instrumental in German car company Daimler’s decision to cancel […]