Globe Trot

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A summary of international news posted every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday—compiled and summarized by WORLD Magazine editor Mindy Belz. It’s intended to be a swift read, a distillation of significant events—some in the headlines, some not. For nearly 20 years these topics have been Mindy’s daily bread, first as WORLD’s international editor and now as editor.

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Globe Trot: On the brink of war in Ukraine

By Mindy Belz
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International | UKRAINE:Technically a ceasefire has been in effect in eastern Ukraine since September, but war is looming, as NATO continues to report increased Russian troop…

Globe Trot: Suicide bomber kills 48 at Nigerian school

By Mindy Belz
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International | NIGERIA:At least 48 students are reported killed in a bombing at a secondary school in northern Nigeria. A suicide bomber dressed as a student exploded…

Globe Trot: Ukraine says Russian tanks rolling in

By Mindy Belz
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International | UKRAINE: The Ukrainian military said Russia today has sent a column of 32 tanks and truckloads of troops into the country’s east to support pro-Russian…

Globe Trot: Kurdish children detail ISIS torture

By Mindy Belz
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International | ISIS: Kurdish children from Kobani were tortured and abused for months while detained by the Islamic State (also known as ISIS), Human Rights Watch documented…

Globe Trot: Will ISIS get more scrutiny after the election?

By Mindy Belz
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International | ELECTIONS 2014:The GOP is expected (by narrow margins) to take control of the Senate in tomorrow’s midterm elections. And oddly, that may hold some dividend…

Globe Trot: Marking freedom for Berlin and freedom for the church

By Jamie Dean
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International | GERMANY: Germans are preparing to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with a display of illuminated balloons tracing a 15 km…

Globe Trot: Pastors battle drug traffickers in Argentina

By Jamie Dean
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International | ARGENTINA: For Argentine pastor Marcelo Nieva, helping victims of domestic violence, sex trafficking, and drug abuse is increasingly dangerous work in a…

Globe Trot: No freedom for Chibok’s captive schoolgirls

By Jamie Dean
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International | NIGERIA: More than a week after the Nigerian government announced the terrorist group Boko Haram had agreed to release more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped…

Globe Trot: Kim Jong-Un comes out of hiding

By Jamie Dean
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International | HONG KONG: Pro-democracy demonstrations entered a third week in Hong Kong, and the weekend brought clashes between the student-led protesters and police.

Globe Trot: Nigeria claims Chibok schoolgirls will be released Monday

By Jamie Dean
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International | FREEDOM FOR CHIBOK GIRLS?: The Nigerian government claims it has reached a ceasefire agreement with the terrorist group Boko Haram and says the militants have…

Globe Trot: ISIS ground truth versus the Obama narrative

By Jamie Dean
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International | ‘SIX-SIDED WAR’: Among some military experts, worries are deepening about the U.S. strategy in the battle against the Islamic State. One military official…

Globe Trot: Cyclone batters Indian coast

By Jamie Dean
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International | INDIA: Hundreds of thousands of Indians fled the country’s eastern seaboard over the weekend as Cyclone Hudhud swept into the Bay of Bengal. Authorities…

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