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: Turkey seizes churches old and new

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International | TURKEY: Authorities seized six churches—one 1,700 years old and another built in 2003—in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir. Unlike state-funded mosques,

Globe Trot: U.S. obsession with the trappings of Cuba’s oppression

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International | CUBA is not your photo op, writes Cuban-American actress, writer, and filmmaker Natalie Morales. “The old cars are not kitschy; they are not a choice.

Globe Trot: French journalist jailed over war crimes book

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International | THE HAGUE: A French journalist is being held like a war criminal, in solitary confinement with lights on 24 hours a day, over her 2007 book revealing a war…

Globe Trot: Syrian forces recapture Palmyra

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International | SYRIA: Syrian government forces recaptured Palmyra from Islamic State over the weekend. In pictures, here’s the damage wrought by the terror group on the…

Globe Trot: Belgian attack victim had recently confessed Christ

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International | BELGIUM: Bart Migom, the 21-year-old Belgian still missing after Tuesday’s terror attacks, had recently become a Christian, according to sources in Belgium…

Globe Trot: Britain declines to call ISIS actions genocide

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International | GREAT BRITAIN: Parliament defeated a bill to recognize Islamic State (ISIS) genocide against religious minorities in Iraq and Syria by a vote of 148-111 less…

Globe Trot: Cuba cracks down on dissidents ahead of Obama visit

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International | CUBA: Authorities arrested more than 50 demonstrators and dissidents in Havana ahead of President Barack Obama’s arrival yesterday. The wives and other…

Globe Trot: Turkey, Europe reach agreement return, resettle migrants

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International | TURKEY: Thousands of Middle East migrants will be sent back to Turkey from Europe as a result of an EU accord reached today. IRAQ: Secretary of State John…

Globe Trot: Obama preps for historic Cuba trip

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International | CUBA: With President Barack Obama easing travel restrictions and making his own visit to Cuba March 21-22, Americans already are eyeing Cuba as a travel…

Globe Trot: Car bomb in Turkish capital kills dozens

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International | TURKEY: A car bomb killed at least 37 people Sunday in the second mass-casualty blast to rock Ankara, Turkey’s capital, in three weeks. Officials blame…

Globe Trot: Did Iran try to buy nuclear tech from Argentina?

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International | ARGENTINA got way more interesting this week. Alberto Nisman, the prosecutor now believed murdered (and framed for suicide) while investigating Buenos Aires…

Globe Trot: U.S. airstrikes hit chemical weapons factories in Iraq

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International | IRAQ: As we reported previously, U.S. special forces captured the head of the Islamic State (ISIS) unit trying to develop chemical weapons in a raid in…

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