Here, there, everywhere: Global rage boils over

Here, there, everywhere: Global rage boils over

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — From Hong Kong to Barcelona, and from Beirut to Bolivia and Chile, a global rage seems to be boiling over. It ranges from Hong’s Kong’s pro-democracy pushback to Beijing’s dour diktats, to Spain’s Catalonia region’s revived separatism against the central government, to Beirut’s crowds protesting […]

Liberating North Korea? Former marine arrested in raid on embassy in Madrid

Liberating North Korea? Former marine arrested in raid on embassy in Madrid

by WorldTribune Staff, April 21, 2019 A former U.S. Marine has been arrested in connection with a North Korean opposition group’s Feb. 22 raid on the North Korean embassy in Madrid. Reuters reported that the participants fled the embassy with computers and hard drives that they presented to the FBI. Christopher Ahn, a member of […]

In first, North Korea acknowledges mysterious opposition group

In first, North Korea acknowledges mysterious opposition group

by WorldTribune Staff, March 31, 2019 North Korea has for the first time publicly acknowledged that an “anti-DPRK body” broke into the North Korean embassy in Madrid. Pyongyang also accused the FBI of being the group’s “wire pullers” in what state-run media called a “terror incident.” On Feb. 22, five days before the U.S.-North Korea […]

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 […]

Separatist fault line stretches from Spain to Ukraine

Separatist fault line stretches from Spain to Ukraine

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — A dangerous and potentially riveting political fault line stretches from Spain across Europe to Ukraine as smoldering separatist movements have gained new strength and standing. From Catalonia in Spain to the eastern regions of Ukraine with Corsica in between, the nationalist rift runs through the […]

Terrorism’s Grim Reaper returns to open borders Europe: ‘They will not terrorize us’

Terrorism’s Grim Reaper returns to open borders Europe: ‘They will not terrorize us’

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler PARIS — The hateful hand of terrorism struck in Barcelona, as a van driven by a Jihadi militant plowed into scores of strollers on the city’s celebrated Ramblas promenade, killing 14 and injuring 130. The starkly simple but devastating attack method was used in Nice, France a year […]

Spanish police: Imam from Morocco radicalized Barcelona terrorists

Spanish police: Imam from Morocco radicalized Barcelona terrorists

by WorldTribune Staff, August 20, 2017 A Muslim cleric who left his post in the Spanish town of Ripoll in June is suspected of radicalizing the terrorists who carried out the Barcelona attack, authorities in Spain said. Authorities said they searched the home of the imam, Abdelbaki Es Satty, on Aug. 19 as part of […]

Spain hunts driver who killed 13 In Barcelona; Authorities foil related bomb plot

Spain hunts driver who killed 13 In Barcelona; Authorities foil related bomb plot

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The death toll from two suspected militant attacks in Spain on August 17 rose to 14 people as the hunt continued for the main culprit in one of the attacks — the driver of a van who rammed into crowds in the center of Barcelona. Thirteen […]

Dozens stuck on Morocco border fence for hours after trying to enter Spain’s territory

Dozens stuck on Morocco border fence for hours after trying to enter Spain’s territory

by WorldTribune Staff, September 13, 2016 Border police used cranes to pluck a group of migrants off a razor wire fence after they had attempted to illegally enter Spain’s territory in northern Morocco. Some 150 migrants were stranded for hours atop the six-meter-high fence at the Cueta border before being forcibly returned to Morocco, Spain’s […]