Germany’s Merkel expects Turkey to honor migrants pact she concluded with ousted PM

Germany’s Merkel expects Turkey to honor migrants pact she concluded with ousted PM

Special to WorldTribune.com Germany fully expects Turkey to honor a deal limiting refugee flows to Europe despite the resignation of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, with whom German Chancellor Angela Merkel hammered out the deal. “The chancellor has worked very well until now with Davutoglu and all Turkish representatives and we assume that this good and […]

In super free Estonia, you can start a new company in 20 minutes, online

In super free Estonia, you can start a new company in 20 minutes, online

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — When I first visited Estonia over twenty years ago, the Baltic country had recently regained its independence from the Soviet Union. Tallinn, the capital and an old Hanseatic trading city, offered an intriguing mix of medieval architecture and shoddy Soviet style construction. Situated on the […]

Bloomberg: Enough with the PC — college should prepare students for life outside ‘protective bubbles’

Bloomberg: Enough with the PC — college should prepare students for life outside ‘protective bubbles’

Special to WorldTribune.com Ex-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has joined a growing list of Americans who are fed up with political correctness at the nation’s institutions of higher learning. The “whole purpose of college is to learn how to deal with difficult situations – not to run away from them,” Bloomberg said in a […]

ISIL recaptures major Syrian gas field

ISIL recaptures major Syrian gas field

Special to WorldTribune.com Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) on May 5 recaptured a major gas field near Palmyra, the terror group’s first territorial expansion in Syria since losing the ancient city in March. Rebel sources and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed to Reuters that ISIL jihadists captured the Shaer gas field […]

Libya militias scramble to halt ISIL advance on country’s third-largest city

Libya militias scramble to halt ISIL advance on country’s third-largest city

Special to WorldTribune.com All military brigades in Libya’s third-largest city were deployed to a key crossroads on May 6 after it was overrun by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) jihadists. ISIL advanced on the Abu Grein crossroads, 120 kilometers (74.5 miles) south of Misrata, in an assault in which a suicide bomber killed […]

Ouster of Turkey’s highly-regarded prime minister strengthens Erdogan, shakes markets

Ouster of Turkey’s highly-regarded prime minister strengthens Erdogan, shakes markets

Special to WorldTribune.com Stripped of a large chunk of his authority, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on May 5 announced he would step down, boosting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s grip on power. The shock announcement, dubbed a “palace coup” by Erdogan’s opposition, unnerved Turkey’s financial markets, with the lira losing almost four percent its value […]

South Korea’s Park rains on Kim Jong Un’s coronation parade

South Korea’s Park rains on Kim Jong Un’s coronation parade

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, EastAsiaIntel.com Kim Jong-Un celebrates his “coronation” in Pyongyang Friday while forgetting about one unpleasant reality that deepens North Korea’s isolation in an already hostile world. He presides over North Korea’s biggest-ever party, the Seventh Workers’ Party Congress, while Iran, his longtime partner in nuclear crime, vastly improves its ties […]

Trump’s Israel adviser: Candidate would not have ‘berated Netanyahu the way Hillary did’

Trump’s Israel adviser: Candidate would not have ‘berated Netanyahu the way Hillary did’

Special to WorldTribune.com Donald Trump would “not in a million years” have lectured Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the way Hillary Clinton did during her tenure as secretary of state, Trump’s adviser on Israel said. Jason Greenblatt, who has been working for Trump for the past two decades, made the comment during a recent interview […]

Family of eyewitness to shooting of Nevada rancher LaVoy Finicum evicted from home

Family of eyewitness to shooting of Nevada rancher LaVoy Finicum evicted from home

Special to WorldTribune.com A woman who took her family gospel band to perform for occupiers at an Oregon wildlife refuge earlier this year was arrested and seven of her children were removed from their Kansas home. Odalis Sharp, 46, of Auburn was booked into the Shawnee County jail on April 29 for battery of an […]

Saudi security forces hits ISIL cell, kill two in Mecca suburb

Saudi security forces hits ISIL cell, kill two in Mecca suburb

Special to WorldTribune.com An Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) terror cell that was planning to attack a nearby military base was busted by Saudi security forces on May 5. A group of five ISIL jihadists was found hiding in Jawal Watani, a suburb of Mecca. Two terrorists were killed by security forces in […]