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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: Grieving among the Easter celebrations

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International | EASTER: From Bosnia to Oklahoma City, celebrating Easter around the world, in photos. SYRIA: Christians in Homs grieved their losses on Easter. In Aleppo, a…

Globe Trot: The death of Christ, remembered

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International | GOOD FRIDAY: Christians the world over today remember the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The events of the week bring together…

Globe Trot: Sensational sakura

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International | JAPAN: Cherry blossom season is at its peak, and for some amazing photos the world over, check out #sakura on Twitter or Instagram. The Japanese have an…

Globe Trot: In Ukraine conflict, where will UN draw the line?

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International | UKRAINE: U.S. ambassador to the UN Samantha Power told the UN Security Council last night, “We are being bombarded by Russian disinformation and…

Globe Trot: Will Afghanistan’s election be decided in a back-room deal?

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International | AFGHANISTAN: Perhaps one of the best living photojournalists remembers one who recently died—David Guttenfelder discusses the work of colleague Anja…

Globe Trot: Militant threats halt aid deliveries in Iraq

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International | IN IRAQ: Iraqi security forces today halted even charity deliveries of food supplies in the impoverished Baghdad Al-Jidida district, also known as New…

Globe Trot: Did Taliban target a Christian daycare in latest Afghan attack?

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International | AFGHANISTAN: A Taliban-led shootout at a guesthouse in Kabul may have been meant for the day care run by Western Christians next door. In the attack…

Globe Trot: Conflicting agendas frame Obama’s Saudi visit

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International | SAUDI ARABIA: President Barack Obama today travels to Saudi Arabia, where he hopes to repair frayed relations. Human rights groups hope the president will…

Globe Trot: A papal audience for the president

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International | VATICAN CITY: I attended today’s papal audience in St. Peter’s Square, standing just rows away from Pope Francis as more than 50,000 people—despite rain…

Globe Trot: Western leaders mull Crimea response

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International | EUROPE: President Barack Obama is in the Netherlands today, meeting with the Group of 8 leaders—minus Russian President Vladimir Putin—as Western…

Globe Trot: Leads dwindling in Flight 370 search

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International | MALAYSIA: Today marks two weeks since the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. Winter weather is approaching in the south Indian Ocean,

Globe Trot: Christians facing new wave of attacks in Nigeria

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International | NIGERIA: Militants attacked villages in Katsina state killing 69. Katsina has a large Christian population and dozens of churches were burned there following…

 
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