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: Ukraine churns with Russian machinations

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International | UKRAINE: With an OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) military observer mission en route to Crimea, Ukrainian military leaders are…

Globe Trot: Countdown to a full-scale Russian invasion?

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International | UKRAINE: Having invaded the Crimean Peninsula over the weekend, Russian forces have now given Ukrainian forces an ultimatum (with times that have fluctuated)

Globe Trot: Will Russia answer Yanukovich’s call for intervention?

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International | UKRAINE: Ousted President Viktor Yanukovich made his first public appearance today, giving a bizarre speech saying Russia should use all means at its disposal…

Globe Trot: Is Venezuela the next Ukraine?

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International | VENEZUELA: Readers rightly have chided WORLD for ignoring the crisis in Venezuela that’s been unfolding for two weeks. The scenario is an admittedly…

Globe Trot: Homosexuality now a crime in Uganda

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International | UGANDA: President Yoweri Museveni signed into law today a bill criminalizing homosexual activity. According to Warren Throckmorton, the bill…

Globe Trot: Will Ukraine’s shaky peace deal hold?

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International | UKRAINE: Following the bloodiest day in Ukraine’s post-Soviet history, President Viktor Yanukovych today signed an agreement with opposition leaders and…

Globe Trot: Obama’s ‘Three Amigos summit’ party foul

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International | MEXICO: The “Three Amigos’ summit” is underway—and President Barack Obama is that guy, the one who forgot to bring the beer cooler. As the president…

Globe Trot: Militants target tourists in Egypt

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International | EGYPT: The bombing of a bus carrying South Korean tourists in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, which killed at least four, could signal a return to targeting…

Globe Trot: Boko Haram attacks against Christians on the rise

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International | NIGERIA: Kankia in northern Nigeria is the latest site of extreme violence against Christians, where a 50-year-old pastor was killed and his church set on…

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…

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