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: Vatican visit brings Raul Castro back to church

By Mindy Belz
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International | VATICAN: Cuban President Raul Castro was so taken with the pope at a meeting at the Vatican on Sunday, he may “go back to praying and go back to the church,

Globe Trot: Global number of displaced people growing because of ISIS

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International | IRAQ: The number of displaced people worldwide swelled last year to 38 million—up 4.7 million over 2013—mostly due to Islamic State’s…

Globe Trot: Freed Boko Haram captives tell of abuse, starvation

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International | NIGERIA: Some women held by Boko Haram were stoned to death as the army closed in to rescue them. The freed women said they were fed only ground, dry…

Globe Trot: Foreign aid piling up at Nepalese ports, borders

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International | NEPAL: Local churches representing Nepal’s tiny Christian minority are pooling resources to assist in relief efforts following Saturday’s earthquake. But…

Globe Trot: Volcanos, earthquakes, and running to God

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International | CHILE: In the wake of an earthquake it’s easy to forget a volcano, but the Calbuco eruption continues, with residents trying to save their homes from a rain…

Globe Trot: Obama to skip Armenian genocide commemoration

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International | TURKEY: U.S. President Barack Obama will not use the word “genocide” this year when commemorating the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians at the…

Globe Trot: Muslims toss Christians into sea during migration attempt

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International | ITALY: Muslim migrants threw overboard 12 Christians during a recent crossing from Libya to Italy. The survivors, mostly migrant workers from Africa, kept…

Globe Trot: Kenyan officials demand UN close refugee camp for Somalis

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International | KENYA: Officials are demanding the UN close Dadaab refugee camp, the world’s largest at 350,000 residents, in the wake of the Garissa University College…

Globe Trot: What does Obama really want from a deal with Iran?

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International | IRAN: While U.S. President Barack Obama has hinted at his vision of U.S. relations with Iran, his real objective in the wake of a nuclear arms agreement…

Globe Trot: ISIS ready to recruit Palestinians in Syrian refugee camp

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International | SYRIA: Islamic State militants say they have entered Yarmouk, the Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus. Yarmouk is old enough its homeless inhabitants have…

Globe Trot: Saudi Arabia joins the fray in Yemen

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International | YEMEN: Overnight, Saudi forces began airstrikes against Houthi rebel positions in Yemen. The Iran-backed rebels have in recent weeks driven U.S. special…

Globe Trot: White House fight with Netanyahu not over yet

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International | ISRAEL: Did State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf without irony really call Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s rhetoric “confused” today?

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