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: France remembers the Great War

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International | FRANCE: The “infantrymen” of World War I marched down the Champs Élysées in Paris today, as Bastille Day celebrations in France this year commemorate…

Globe Trot: Gaza death toll climbs

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International | ISRAEL AND GAZA: Health officials in Gaza say the death toll from Israeli airstrikes has reached 100, as Israel pressed its campaign to shut down rocket…

Globe Trot: Afghan’s presumed president-elect agrees to polling place audit

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International | AFGHANISTAN: Officials may have averted a meltdown, but the country remains in a political crisis a day after presidential contender Abdullah Abdullah…

Globe Trot: Israel arrests suspects in Palestinian teen’s death

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International | ISRAEL: Authorities shocked Israelis and Palestinians on Sunday when they arrested six Jewish suspects accused of burning to death an Arab teenager who was…

Globe Trot: Will the U.S. partner with Assad to save Iraq?

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International | IRAQ: The Pentagon said 130 U.S. military advisors now are in place in Baghdad to assist the Iraqi army’s ability to wage war against terrorists. Syrian…

Globe Trot: Did the U.S. have a chance to contain ISIS last year?

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International | IRAQ: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry turned up in Baghdad this morning to meet with key Iraqi leaders. The Obama administration is making not-so-subtle…

Globe Trot: ISIS publishes its terror agenda

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International | SYRIA: ISIS (also ISIL) militants continue fighting in Syria as well as Iraq. This week, they posted an alarming statement concerning their…

Globe Trot: Did the U.S. sentence Iraq to the current quagmire?

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International | IRAQ: The Iraqi ambassador to the United States is warning of ethnic cleansing in Iraq unless the Obama administration steps in with air strikes. Some…

Globe Trot: Terror attack in Kenya targeted non-Muslims

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International |  KENYA: Al-Shabaab militants from Somalia claimed responsibility in a shooting rampage that killed at least 50 soccer fans watching a…

Globe Trot: Baghdad ‘calm and normal’ as the rest of Iraq burns

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International | IRAQ: Churches in Baghdad plan to continue regular gatherings despite the pending threat of invasion from al-Qaeda-linked militants. “The situation in…

Globe Trot: Militants continue their march to Baghdad

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International | IRAQ: After days of bombing and unrest, al-Qaeda linked militants successfully took over Mosul—Iraq’s second largest city—forcing about a half million…

Globe Trot: Karachi airport reopens after brazen Taliban attack

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International | PAKISTAN: The Karachi airport is open again after terrorists orchestrated a brazen five-hour siege—the largest-scale attack at the nation’s busiest…

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