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: Diplomacy fails amid Syria’s ‘apocalyptic disaster’

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International | INDIA: The worst violence against Christians in the 21st century took place in India’s Orissa state at the hands of Hindu nationalists, according to…

Globe Trot: Kenneth Bae rescue mission thwarted again

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International | NORTH KOREA: For a second time, North Korea has rescinded its invitation for a U.S. envoy to visit imprisoned American Kenneth Bae, who was sentenced to…

Globe Trot: Developing nations have 19th century missionaries to thank for stability, prosperity

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International | CHINA:Here are a few pages hot off the press (from the Gospel of Mark) for the new Chinese Study Bible from Crossway, an exciting tool for the…

Globe Trot: India celebrates Microsoft’s new CEO

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International | INDIA:Yesterday’s naming of Satya Nadella, born in Hyderabad, as Microsoft’s new chief executive led above the fold in nearly every major newspaper…

Globe Trot: U.S. taxpayer money could be headed for Ukraine

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International | UKRAINE: President Viktor Yanukovych is back at work today amid intensified calls from demonstrators that he resign and call early elections.

Globe Trot: Al-Qaeda’s evolving threat

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International | TERRORISM:In his State of the Union speech last night, President Barack Obama acknowledged, “While we have put al-Qaeda’s core leadership…

Globe Trot: Obama administration mute as Iraq unravels

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International | IRAQ: Anbar Province, and particularly Fallujah, is experiencing its worst cycle of violence in years. At Fallujah Hospital, a nurse told me a…

Globe Trot: Hope for peace in Syria begins to sink

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International | SYRIA: The showboat the United States has made of Syrian peace talks in Geneva began to sink before it ever sailed. Direct talks with the Syrian…

Globe Trot: Explosive start threatens to derail fragile Syrian peace talks

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International | SYRIA: Delegates have gathered outside Geneva for strategic talks on ending Syria’s civil war, but sharp differences—particularly between the…

Globe Trot: Iran wiggles out of sanctions and into Syrian peace talks

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International | IRAN: The EU voted today to suspend sanctions against Iran for six months. Europe is the largest importer of Iranian crude, and the suspension…

Globe Trot: Most terrorists thwarted with ‘traditional investigations’

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International | NATIONAL SECURITY: With President Barack Obama scheduled today to end in some way the National Security Agency’s sweeping collection of phone…

Globe Trot: Jobs and quantifiable prosperity in Haiti

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International | HAITI: I’m wrapping up nearly a week in Haiti looking at what works for Haitians in an aid-saturated economy. The good news is some efforts are…

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