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: Yemeni rebels raid U.S. embassy after ambassador leaves

By Mindy Belz
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International | YEMEN: The Iranian-backed Houthi rebels seized American embassy vehicles after the U.S. ambassador and diplomats closed the facility yesterday and left.

Globe Trot: Merkel urges Obama not to arm Ukrainian forces

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International | UKRAINE: Today German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington. She hopes to persuade the United States not to arm Ukrainian…

Globe Trot: Germany, France make another bid for peace in Ukraine

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International | UKRAINE: Germany and France announced a surprise bid to negotiate an end to the conflict in Ukraine, with heads of state Angela Merkel and François Hollande…

Globe Trot: Did Argentina’s president conspire with Iran in Jewish center attack?

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International | ARGENTINA: Shortly before his death, Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman drafted an affidavit seeking President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s arrest,

Globe Trot: Greek elections give new life to Spain’s radical left

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International | SPAIN: Thousands of supporters of the radical left Podemos party marched in Madrid over the weekend, in a bid to emulate the success of leftists in Greece and…

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…

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