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: Britain declines to call ISIS actions genocide

By Mindy Belz
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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

By Mindy Belz
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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

By Mindy Belz
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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…

Globe Trot: A German rebuke for the ‘politics of fear’

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International | UNITED STATES: German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in a speech in Washington rebuked the “politics of fear” in the United States and Europe…

Globe Trot: Iraq recalls turmoil on 25th anniversary of the First Gulf War

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International | IRAQ: Sunday marked the 25th anniversary of a ceasefire in the 1991 Gulf War. Even as President George H. W. Bush announced to the American people,

Globe Trot: Will Iranians elect the moderates Washington wants?

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International | IRAN: With high turnout, voting has been extended in Iran’s parliamentary elections. But Iranian dissidents remind us the government can announce any number…

Globe Trot: Assyrians divided over ransom paid to ISIS

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International | SYRIA: Islamic State militants have released the last group of Assyrian Christians captured from villages along the Khabur River last February. Assyrian…

Globe Trot: Turkey sends armed jihadists into Syria

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International | TURKEY: Over the weekend, Turkey armed and sent a reported 850 jihadists into northern Syria to recapture Azaz from the Kurds and their allies, rebel groups…

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