Archives 2003

WORLD TRIBUNE ARCHIVES (1999- Oct. 14, 2011)  NOTE: After WorldTribune’s 2011 upgrade, some archived articles could not be accessed. Most issues have been resolved. Please e-mail us at world@worldtribune.com about specific concerns. Thank you.   January 5, 2003 – Ambush by Islamic militants kill 45 in Algeria January 7, 2003 – Algerian elite forces hit […]

Archives 2004

WORLD TRIBUNE ARCHIVES (1999- Oct. 14, 2011)  NOTE: After WorldTribune’s 2011 upgrade, some archived articles could not be accessed. Most issues have been resolved. Please e-mail us at world@worldtribune.com about specific concerns. Thank you.   AFRICA January 11, 2004 – Leading Sudan rebel killed in attack January 11, 2004 – UN: Sudan militias have driven […]

Archives 2005

WORLD TRIBUNE ARCHIVES (1999- Oct. 14, 2011)  NOTE: After WorldTribune’s 2011 upgrade, some archived articles could not be accessed. Most issues have been resolved. Please e-mail us at world@worldtribune.com about specific concerns. Thank you.   January 6, 2005 – Jordan: Israelis confessed to arming Sudanese rebels January 7, 2005 – Rebels, militia leaders get senior […]

Archives 2006

WORLD TRIBUNE ARCHIVES (1999- Oct. 14, 2011)  NOTE: After WorldTribune’s 2011 upgrade, some archived articles could not be accessed. Most issues have been resolved. Please e-mail us at world@worldtribune.com about specific concerns. Thank you.   January 9, 2006 – Algeria conducts major raid on Al Qaida group January 16, 2006 – UN calls for rapid […]

Archives 2010

WORLD TRIBUNE ARCHIVES (1999- Oct. 14, 2011)  NOTE: After WorldTribune’s 2011 upgrade, some archived articles could not be accessed. Most issues have been resolved. Please e-mail us at world@worldtribune.com about specific concerns. Thank you.   AFRICA January 18, 2010 – Sudan mounts ‘huge attack’ on rebels in Darfour January 22, 2010 – Democrat ‘gay’ lobby targets Uganda […]

Euro currency — bridge to nowhere?

Euro currency — bridge to nowhere?

By John Metzler PARIS — The albatross of the debt crisis continues to dominate headlines throughout the European Union and indeed the United States. While whopping budget deficits and massive social service obligations serve as a millstone to European economic recovery, many economists are nervously looking to the long term stability of the Euro currency […]

Britain’s prince of steadfastness

Britain’s prince of steadfastness

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler A page has turned on the House of Windsor. Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has died at 99 just short of his hundredth birthday. The long serving consort to the Queen has lived a notable and indeed remarkable, if sometimes controversial life.  The Queen (94) […]

Beheadings are back as ISIS attacks town near LNG site on Mozambique’s coast

Beheadings are back as ISIS attacks town near LNG site on Mozambique’s coast

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler Storm clouds are gathering along Mozambique’s northern coast.  Islamic State militants launched a coordinated and deadly assault on the town of Palma, nearby a multi-billion dollar natural gas complex being built by France’s Total energy. The recent attack underscores escalating violence against civilians and foreign workers has triggered […]

Covid knocked world for a loop but one year later, it’s still in orbit

Covid knocked world for a loop but one year later, it’s still in orbit

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler More than a year into the Covid-19 pandemic, the world remains shocked and numb to the effects of this “once in a century” virus. Millions have already died, economies have been wrecked, and unemployment and despair is rife. Yet the panacea of vaccines is helping many countries at long […]

China’s ‘Congress’ aims for great high tech leap past U.S.

China’s ‘Congress’ aims for great high tech leap past U.S.

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler Amid the theatrical fanfare and political pomp, China’s annual “National People’s Congress” met in Beijing to dutifully endorse the ruling Communist Party’s (CCP) vision for the future.  Nearly 3,000 delegates surrounded by the red and gold trappings of the People’s Republic and energized by the musical choreography of […]