EU ‘falling to pieces’: Populists triumph in Italy

EU ‘falling to pieces’: Populists triumph in Italy

by WorldTribune Staff, March 8, 2018 The stunning success of populist parties in Italy’s election is a crushing blow to the European Union, analysts say. The populist Five Star Movement (M5S) became the largest single party in Italy with 32.1 percent of the vote on March 4 while the center-right coalition led by the League […]

Dossier sent to Vatican said to ID 40 homosexual priests

Dossier sent to Vatican said to ID 40 homosexual priests

by WorldTribune Staff, March 5, 2018 A dossier compiled by a self-proclaimed gay escort names 40 actively homosexual priests and seminarians in Italy, a report said. The archdiocese of Naples sent the 1,200-page dossier to the Vatican, according to the Associated Press. Cardinal Cresenzio Sepe, in a statement on the diocesan website, said that while […]

Darkest Hour? Churchill, Chamberlain and today’s North Korean dilemma

Darkest Hour? Churchill, Chamberlain and today’s North Korean dilemma

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON ― Historical comparisons can be terribly flawed. Bearing that in mind, I could not help but think of talk about talks with North Korea while watching a new British film, “Darkest Hour,” all about Winston Churchill in the darkest early days of World War II spurning pleas to […]

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Special to WorldTribune , December 21, 2017 Yes: 128 No: 9 Abstain: 35 Y  AFGHANISTAN Y  DOMINICA Y  LITHUANIA SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE Y  ALBANIA A  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Y  LUXEMBOURG Y  SAUDI ARABIA Y  ALGERIA Y  ECUADOR Y  MADAGASCAR Y  SENEGAL Y  ANDORRA Y  EGYPT A  MALAWI Y  SERBIA Y  ANGOLA EL SALVADOR Y  MALAYSIA […]

‘Technically viable’ underwater natural gas pipeline to supply Europe by 2025

‘Technically viable’ underwater natural gas pipeline to supply Europe by 2025

by WorldTribune Staff, December 7, 2017 Cyprus, Greece, Israel and Italy on Dec. 5 signed an agreement to build a major underwater pipeline to supply natural gas to Europe. The pipeline will be some 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles) long and is estimated to cost approximately $6 billion (five billion euros). It will have an annual […]

A better life? Italy threatens to give EU visas to 200,000 migrants

A better life? Italy threatens to give EU visas to 200,000 migrants

by WorldTribune Staff, July 16, 2017 Italian officials have threatened to issue temporary EU visas to 200,000 migrants. Italy has been struggling to cope with a huge increase in people fleeing north Africa and has become frustrated with what it says is the lack of help from its EU neighbors. More than 86,000 migrants have […]

Pope’s preferred journalist, an atheist, conveys concerns about G20, immigration

Pope’s preferred journalist, an atheist, conveys concerns about G20, immigration

by WorldTribune Staff, July 9, 2017 As world powers gathered in Hamburg, Germany for the G20, Pope Francis aired his concerns that migrants “are drawn to the continents and countries of ancient wealth … especially Europe.” In an interview with Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari, an avowed atheist, Francis said that “colonialism began in Europe. There […]

Austria set to send troops to border with Italy to block migrants

Austria set to send troops to border with Italy to block migrants

by WorldTribune Staff, July 5, 2017 Austria has sent armored vehicles to the Italian border to block migrants from entering the country. Vienna’s government said it is bolstering border controls at the Brenner Pass, a key trade and transport route through the Alps that connects Italy and Austria. The government said it has 750 troops […]

Italy ponders paid ‘menstrual leave’

Italy ponders paid ‘menstrual leave’

by WorldTribune Staff, March 28, 2017 Italy’s parliament is considering a policy mandating that companies offer working women three days of paid “menstrual leave” per month. Italy, which has one of the world’s lowest rates of female participation in the workforce, would become the first Western country to enact such a law. South Korea has […]