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: Ukraine’s pro-Russian protests turn violent

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International | UKRAINE: In Odessa, a mob stormed a police station to free pro-Russian militants after a weekend of street violence left dozens dead. Reverse-flow deliveries…

Globe Trot: Iraq goes to the polls

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International | IRAQ: Baghdad is under lockdown, with cars banned from city streets and Iraqis today at the polls in the first election since the U.S. withdrawal in 2011. One…

Globe Trot: Prime minister resigns over ferry disaster

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International | SOUTH KOREA: Prime Minister Chung Hong-Won resigned on Sunday over South Korea’s ferry-sinking disaster. With more than 200 people dead and…

Globe Trot: Kerry’s Middle East peace ‘pipe dream’

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International | AFGHANISTAN: Jerry Umanos, one of three Americans killed at a hospital in Kabul run by Christian NGO CURE International, made a 7,000-mile commute to serve…

Globe Trot: The president ‘pivots’ to Asia

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International | JAPAN: President Barack Obama has ‘pivoted’ to Asia and begun a trip delayed 7 months after the government shutdown. The president will visit Japan, South…

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…

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