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Bloody Friday: Last week in France and Tunisia, next week closer to home?

Eight hearses were used in a procession through the Oxfordshire town of Brize Norton.

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler PARIS — “Terrorism: the Shockwave of Bloody Friday,” headlined the French daily Le Monde, after a series of deadly, coordinated, and barbaric attacks by radical Islamists on three continents. The massacre of twenty-eight […]

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Khodorkovsky: Putin clash with West protects elites, doomed to fail

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Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once Russia’s richest man and now an empassioned Kremlin critic living in exile in Switzerland, claims that Russian President Vladimir Putin is “manufacturing” the crisis in Ukraine as a way […]

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Stern: From a moral giant to ‘groveling’ at the feet of Iran’s ayatollahs

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The following excerpts are from remarks by Sarah Stern, founder and president of the Endowment for Middle East Truth, at the organization’s annual “Rays of Light in the Darkness” dinner on June 18. From the abandoned missile defense treaty made […]

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EU’S big three warns Greece against referendum ‘no’ vote

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

Special to WorldTribune.com Germany, France and Italy on June 30 warned Greece that a “no” vote on Sunday’s referendum to accept austerity measures will result in the country’s exit from the eurozone and return to the drachma. As Greeks woke […]

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U.S., UK, Germany, Japan still still largest donors for critical global poverty program

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler PARIS — International development assistance still remains a vital element in reducing global poverty. What’s known as Official Development Assistance (ODA) has now reached record levels of over $135 billion annually and is […]

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Morocco denies Iranian accusation it follows ‘Israeli agenda’

Mustapha El Khalfi

Special to WorldTribune.com Morocco has condemned an Iranian report that accused the North African kingdom of engaging in an “Israeli agenda.” Mustapha El Khalfi, a Moroccan government spokesman, said “Rabat strongly rejects any abuse directed at the kingdom, regardless of […]

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Were spies endangered by Russia, China access to Snowden files?

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Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct The Sunday Times report that Britain was pulling its spies out of hostile nations because their identities may have been compromised by Russian and Chinese access to the Snowden files raised an […]

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Chechen jihadist group with 15,000 fighters pledges allegiance to ISIL

Caucuses Emirate leader Aslan Byutukaye.

Special to WorldTribune.com A Chechen terror organization which boasts “as many as 15,000” fighters has pledged its loyalty to Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). The Caucuses Emirate is responsible for over 900 attacks in Russia since 2007 and […]

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Putin vows to save Syria from ‘tragic’ fate of U.S.-supported Iraq

Russian President Vladimir Putin.  /AP

Special to WorldTribune.com Russian President Vladimir Putin said U.S. President Barack Obama’s strategy to counter Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in Iraq has been “lamentable” and resulted in “tragic” consequences. “The United States supports Iraq, supports … the […]

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World shrugs as tide of displaced humans overwhelms relief agencies

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The number of refugees fleeing their native lands as well as people being internally displaced in their home countries has surged beyond even the most dire predictions. Just six months […]

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