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: Remembering an anniversary China's leaders would rather forget

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International | CHINA: Here’s the scene in Hong Kong on the 25th anniversary today of the massacre at Tiananmen Square. Beijing and other cities that were part of the mass…

Globe Trot: Did the U.S. negotiate with terrorists?

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International | AFGHANISTAN: The release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is raising more questions than answers. Did President Barack Obama’s administration negotiate…

Globe Trot: Obama administration abandons U.S. toddler in Sudanese jail

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International | SUDAN: The pregnant Sudanese woman sentenced to death and 100 lashes for her refusal to recant her Christian faith, awaits in a Khartoum prison as an…

Globe Trot: Haiti orders audit of Clinton-led recovery commission

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International | HAITI: Haiti’s Superior Court is demanding an audit of former President Bill Clinton’s management of the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission—reflecting…

Globe Trot: Nigerian villagers strike back against Boko Haram

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International | NIGERIA: The United States is flying manned surveillance missions over northern Nigeria to try to locate more than 200 schoolgirls abducted last month by…

Globe Trot: Talk of rescuing Nigerian schoolgirls is simply political posturing

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International | NIGERIA: Some of the Nigerian schoolgirls who escaped in the early days of their captivity describe their kidnapping by Boko Haram. The terror group that took…

Globe Trot: Russia’s weakness amid the sabre-rattling

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International | RUSSIA: In Vladimir Putin’s Russia, nuclear arsenal and vast territories notwithstanding, the distinguishing feature of the country today is its striking…

Globe Trot: Boko Haram ratchets up the violence in Nigeria

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International | NIGERIA: Boko Haram attacks are too hard to keep up with. An official says “many, many” people have been killed by militants who attacked a town on the…

Globe Trot: Ukraine’s pro-Russian protests turn violent

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International | UKRAINE: In Odessa, a mob stormed a police station to free pro-Russian militants after a weekend of street violence left dozens dead. Reverse-flow deliveries…

Globe Trot: Iraq goes to the polls

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International | IRAQ: Baghdad is under lockdown, with cars banned from city streets and Iraqis today at the polls in the first election since the U.S. withdrawal in 2011. One…

Globe Trot: Prime minister resigns over ferry disaster

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International | SOUTH KOREA: Prime Minister Chung Hong-Won resigned on Sunday over South Korea’s ferry-sinking disaster. With more than 200 people dead and…

Globe Trot: Kerry’s Middle East peace ‘pipe dream’

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International | AFGHANISTAN: Jerry Umanos, one of three Americans killed at a hospital in Kabul run by Christian NGO CURE International, made a 7,000-mile commute to serve…

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