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Coup attempt in Turkey a ‘gift from God’ for Erdogan

Coup attempt in Turkey a ‘gift from God’ for Erdogan

BY MARC CHAMPION BLOOMBERG NEWS/TNS LONDON – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised “a new Turkey” after the July 15 failed coup. Its shape had already been emerging but the amateurish takeover attempt, which Erdogan called “a gift from God,” gives him additional tools to realize it. He has made clear that the country he plans […]

French prosecutor: Police assailant posted video during knife attack

French prosecutor: Police assailant posted video during knife attack

BY JESSICA CAMILLE AQUIRRE DPA/TNS PARIS – A man suspected of killing two French police employees posted a 12-minute Facebook video and two tweets as he carried out the attack in the name of extremist group Islamic State, a prosecutor said. The suspected attacker knifed the police commander outside his home before killing his 36-year-old […]

A ‘Black man’ dies-Muhammad Ali gone at age 74

A ‘Black man’ dies-Muhammad Ali gone at age 74

PHOENIX, ARIZ – Muhammad Ali, the heavyweight boxer who transcended his sport and redefined what it means to be a hero during a turbulent time in American history, died in a Phoenix hospital, it was announced Friday night. Loved internationally Ali, who was 74, had been afflicted with Parkinson’s disease for three decades. The fighter […]

ADVENTURE IN ASIA

ADVENTURE IN ASIA

Here’s a recap of President Obama’s challenging trip to the Far East. BY CHRISTI PARSONS TRIBUNE WASHINGTON BUREAU / TNS President Obama’s trip to former enemy nations in Asia got off to a bad start last week when, just after he announced a grand gesture of reconciliation with Vietnam, he learned that its communist government […]

How to plan a low-cost vacation to Cuba

How to plan a low-cost vacation to Cuba

Do your research to find reasonable flights and lodging on Cuban adventure BY MEGAN CRAIG GOBANKINGRATES.COM TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE For the first time in more than 50 years, Americans are allowed to vacation in Cuba with few restrictions. Since the 1960s – when President John F. Kennedy instituted a full economic embargo in response to […]

More dissidents since change in U.S./Cuba relations

More dissidents since change in U.S./Cuba relations

More Cubans are now willing to speak out about their frustrations. BY FRANCO ORDONEX TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE HAVANA — In one of her first public acts of opposition, Aymara Nieto Munoz joined three other Cuban dissidents who rushed toward Pope Francis last fall screaming “libertad” as his Popemobile arrived for a scheduled Mass at Revolution […]

European anti-terror efforts crippled by lack of trust, shared intelligence

European anti-terror efforts crippled by lack of trust, shared intelligence

BY MATTHEW SCHOFIELD TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE BERLIN — At the beginning of this year, the acting president of the council of the European Union asked the respected International Centre for Counter-Terrorism in The Hague, Netherlands, to figure out, among other things, exactly how many Europeans have gone to Syria to fight in a civil war […]

DIPLOMACY AND DEATH

DIPLOMACY AND DEATH

President Obama is criticized for ‘playing tourist’ during his historic trip to Cuba despite the latest ISIS terror attack, this time at an airport and subway stop in Europe COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – Explosions that tore through the departures area at Brussels’ international airport and a subway station in the heart of […]

The coup that set Africa back 50 years

The coup that set Africa back 50 years

DR. CHARLES QUIST-ADADE GUEST COMMENTARY In his book, “Dark Days in Ghana,” Ghana’s pioneer president Kwame Nkrumah revealed that the coup was the handiwork of America’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). His detractors quickly dismissed his claim as delusional and an excuse for his mismanagement of the country through his dictatorial leadership. But in 1999, Nkrumah’s […]

A look at health care outside of the US

A look at health care outside of the US

Citizens in Canada, Britain and France spend less, report better medical access BY NOAM N. LEVELY TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON — Declaring the U.S. health system the “envy of the world,” as President George W. Bush did during his 2004 re-election campaign, was once an easy applause line for politicians. But this year, two leading […]