Turkey threatens to invade Greece

Turkey threatens to invade Greece

By Uzay Bulut / Gatestone Institute In an incident that took place less than two weeks after the Greek Defense Ministry announced that Turkey had violated Greek airspace 138 times in a single day, a Turkish coast guard patrol boat on February 13 rammed a Greek coast guard vesseloff the shore of Imia, one of many Greek islands over […]

Latin American voters turn to evangelicals, social conservatives

Latin American voters turn to evangelicals, social conservatives

BUENOS AIRES – As tens of thousands of his constituents packed Brazil’s famed Sambodromo for last week’s Carnival extravaganza, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Marcelo Crivella was touching down 6,000 miles away in Frankfurt, Germany, to shop for law enforcement equipment. Beyond the distance and 40-plus degree temperature difference, the jarring image of a mayor voluntarily […]

Germany: Meet Jens Spahn, Merkel’s possible successor

Germany: Meet Jens Spahn, Merkel’s possible successor

By Soeren Kern / Gatestone Institute Chancellor Angela Merkel has sparked a mutiny from within her own party over a controversial coalition deal that allows her to remain in office for a fourth term. The deal, in which Merkel agreed to relinquish control over the most influential government ministries, has led a growing number of voices from […]

FRANCE – Macron’s French language initiative meets resistance – from French speakers

FRANCE – Macron’s French language initiative meets resistance – from French speakers

Among his many ambitious initiatives, French President Emmanuel Macron is looking to make his nation’s language relevant again. Some in the Francophone world say the move stinks of colonialism. Macron’s business-first reputation can lead one to forget that he studied philosophy and wrote a racy (and perhaps thankfully) unpublished novel as a young lad. And […]

Erdogan’s Turkey: Making trouble everywhere

Erdogan’s Turkey: Making trouble everywhere

By Burak Bekdil / Gatestone Institute In official language, Turkey is in a state of emergency ever since a failed putsch, allegedly masterminded by a self-exiled cleric, killed nearly 250 people on the evening of July 15, 2016. Since then, the government says, it has purged more than 107,000 government employees for alleged links to the coup attempt. […]

Russian submarine threat has U.S. Navy scrambling to respond

Russian submarine threat has U.S. Navy scrambling to respond

Russia’s increasingly active submarine fleets in the Atlantic and Arctic have the Trump administration scrambling to respond, amid fears that miles of underwater fiber-optic cables that crisscross the ocean floor transmitting Pentagon’s most sensitive military secrets could be at risk. But with an aging submarine fleet and growing threats from North Korea and elsewhere, the […]

Kuwait condemns Manila ban on Filipino workers

Kuwait condemns Manila ban on Filipino workers

Kuwait’s foreign minister on Tuesday condemned what he called an “escalation” by Manila after the Philippines expanded a ban on its nationals working in Kuwait. Manila on Monday announced a “total ban” on new employment in Kuwait, including Filipinos who had already obtained employment permits but had not yet left for the Gulf country. The […]

Germany: Merkel pays high price for fourth term

Germany: Merkel pays high price for fourth term

By Soeren Kern / Gatestone Institute Negotiators from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU), their Bavarian partners, the Christian Social Union (CSU), and the center-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) have agreed in principle on a deal for a new “grand coalition” government—one that, in fact, is the same as the one that governed […]

French migrant crisis spirals out of control

French migrant crisis spirals out of control

By Soeren Kern / Gatestone Institute Hundreds of Africans and Asians armed with knives and iron rods fought running street battles in the northern port city of Calais on February 1, less than two weeks after French President Emmanuel Macron visited the area and pledged to crack down on illegal immigration. The clashes plunged Calais […]

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