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Report: Germany classified list of companies that helped build Syria’s CW stockpile

A U.N. chemical weapons expert holds sample from an alleged chemical weapons near Damascus, Syria in August 2013. / Mohamed Abdullah / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Germany concealed a list of companies that helped Syria’s chemical weapons program. A leading German publication asserted that the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel has refused to release a list of German companies suspected of […]

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Shameful: 70 years after Liberation of Paris rally, U.S. president was absent

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — More than a million people along with forty-four world leaders rallied in Paris to proclaim liberty and call for press freedoms in the wake of the radical Islamist media massacre […]

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#18 — As West leaves the front line, ‘the horrors of history’ return

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TOP 2014 STORIES Special to WorldTribune.com By Alexander Maistrovoy, March 11 The West has left the forefront of history which is repeating itself in force and with dispatch throughout Eurasia. While condemning the actions of Russia in Crimea, John Kerry […]

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Alleged Turkish spy ring arrested in Germany amid increasing bilateral tensions

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Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Germany has disclosed the dismantling of a Turkish espionage ring amid increasing tensions between the two nations. Germany has accused Turkey of tolerating the presence of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Officials said three […]

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German churches succeed in blocking Mideast arms deals

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Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — The church has helped block German arms exports to the Middle East. Leading churches have joined with the opposition to lobby against major German weapons deals with Middle East allies. Clergymen said the lobbying reduced […]

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Germany emerges as leading supplier to Israel’s navy

Meko A-100 corvette.

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Germany plans to subsidize an Israeli procurement of naval corvettes. The German government said it would contribute to the purchase of four corvettes for the Israel Navy. The government said the subsidy for Israel was […]

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Tit-for-tat diplomat expulsions by Russia and West recalls Cold War

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com A diplomatic war between Moscow and the West has flared up, the old fashioned Cold War way. The exchange occurred on the eve of the European Union’s meeting in Brussels to discuss further […]

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25 years ago, Joshua’s trumpet sounded and the Berlin Wall fell

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — A quarter century ago, the Joshua trumpet of freedom sounded and the Berlin Wall came tumbling down. Naturally, this allegory was slightly more complicated as the epic political events which […]

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Germany subsidizes sale to Israel of world’s most advanced non-nuclear submarine

Dolphin Mk-2 electric-diesel submarine.

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel has acquired its most advanced submarine. On Sept. 23, the Israel Navy took delivery of the Dolphin Mk-2 electric-diesel submarine from Germany. The platform, produced by ThyssenKrupp Systems, was said to represent unprecedented […]

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Germany to send armored vehicles, assault rifles to Kurdish forces

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Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Germany has announced arms shipments to the Kurdish Regional Government. The Berlin government has agreed to send a range of weapons and munitions to KRG forces in northern Iraq. The German Defense Ministry said the […]

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