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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: Argentina’s murder scandal is a movie in the making

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International | ARGENTINA: Argentine journalist Damian Pachter saw his Twitter followers go from 420 to more than 10,000 as he broke on the tweetstream a scoop on the murder…

Globe Trot: Will the ‘Mobama’ love affair help India’s Christians?

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International | INDIA: Here’s how the Indian press covered President Barack Obama’s visit this week, one noting the president “could lose roughly six hours from his…

Globe Trot: France issues plan to fight extremism

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International | FRANCE:  Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced today sweeping measures to combat terrorism in France. But according to polls, the French…

Globe Trot: Is Russia spying on U.S.-Cuba talks?

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International | CUBA: CNN and Cuban media are reporting the arrival of the U.S. delegation—the first American diplomats on Cuban soil in 30 years—for two days of talks…

Globe Trot: Europe’s battle with totalitarian ideology

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International | DENMARK: Pegida, the European anti-Islamic group, is staying on the march despite death threats from ISIS. Organizers for a demonstration this evening in…

Globe Trot: Terrorists arrested in Belgium planned Paris-like attack

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International | BELGIUM:Islamist fighters killed and arrested in the town of Verviers today intended a major terrorist attack, according to authorities: “You could say a…

Globe Trot: With all eyes on Paris, Islamic militants unchecked in Nigeria

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International | NIGERIA: We have been unable to confirm casualties from a Boko Haram attack on Baga late last week that reportedly killed as many as 2,000 Nigerians. The…

Globe Trot: French unity march masks divisions over terror response

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International | FRANCE: More than 1.5 million people marched in Paris yesterday, including at least four heads of state—President François Hollande of France, Chancellor…

Globe Trot: Europe’s long, slow-burning, radical fuse

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International | FRANCE: The situation is changing rapidly in Paris, as gunmen involved in Wednesday’s terrorist attack appear to have taken hostages in the eastern part of…

Globe Trot: Syrian and Iraqi refugees celebrate Christmas in Lebanon

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International | LEBANON: Christmas for Refugees, a program serving Syrians and Iraqis fleeing the war, continues—and watch these children sing. EUROPE: A Roman Catholic…

Globe Trot: Castro regime cracks down on Cuban dissidents

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International | HAPPY NEW YEAR. I look forward to your input on how to make Globe Trot better and more useful to you in 2015. At WORLD we begin our 30th volume of the…

Globe Trot: Russia starts new year with street protests

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International | RUSSIAN opposition leader Alexei Navalny launched street protests in Moscow yesterday after his brother Oleg was sentenced to prison on spurious charges.

 
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