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.

Globe Trot: Gates unleashes his fury

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International | U.S. FOREIGN POLICY: Colleagues describe former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates as “calm and courtly”—and he did serve two parties and two presidents…

Globe Trot: Resurgence redux in Iraq

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International | IRAQ: Al-Qaeda forces have gained control of Fallujah, a key battleground during the nearly 10-year U.S. war in Iraq. Its Anbar Province, where…

Globe Trot: Internal strife plagues South Sudan

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International | SOUTH SUDAN:  The United Nations estimates 500 people have been killed and 800 wounded in clashes that began in Juba, the capital, earlier…

Globe Trot: Winter threatens Syrian refugees

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International | SYRIA: Syrians, including Christians, need warm blankets and other supplies for what’s shaping up to be a record cold, wet winter. Nearly…

Globe Trot: India’s hope-filled run

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International | INDIA: Participants in the weekend’s Airtel Delhi Half Marathon and accompanying shorter runs included 200 runners with disabilities, a…

Globe Trot: Conflict expands in Central African Republic

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International | CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Three pastors are among at least 400 dead as the conflict grows in the Central African Republic. With unrest spreading in…

Globe Trot: Keeping an eye on Iran

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International | IRAN:  UN inspectors on Sunday visited the Arak heavy water production plant, a controversial part of Iran’s nuclear program. U.S.

Globe Trot: Remembering Mandela

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International | MADIBA: South African state television played “Amazing Grace” following the death Thursday of South African leader Nelson Mandela. Mandela, 95,

Globe Trot: Eyewitness detail attacks on Christians in Syria

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International | SYRIA: Human Rights Watch has issued a report on the rebel attack in the historic Christian village of Sadad in October that includes on-site interviews with…

Globe Trot: Violence in Iraq linked to civil war in Syria

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International | IRAQ: Bombings in Baghdad today have killed at least 37, and gunmen killed the top security guard for President Jalal Talabani on Tuesday night in Sulaymania,

Globe Trot: Afghan children die in insurgent blasts

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International | AFGHANISTAN: Seven children were killed today after stepping on a landmine in eastern Afghanistan. The NATO mission confirms 231 children were…

Globe Trot: Polio epidemic spreads to Middle East

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International | MIDDLE EAST: The World Health Organization has declared a polio emergency in the Middle East after UNICEF confirmed 13 cases of the rare…

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