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: Conflict then, conflict now

By Mindy Belz
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International | GUNS OF AUGUST: World War I began 100 years ago today, and services commemorating the centenary have begun in Britain and across Europe. (Watch live updates…

Globe Trot: Soldiers called out in West Africa’s battle with Ebola

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International | SIERRA LEONE has called in troops to quarantine Ebola victims, as the World Health Organization reports 57 new deaths in 4 days and dispatches 50 new health…

Globe Trot: Taliban gains ground in Afghanistan

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: World events are moving Western focus elsewhere, and a Taliban advance is going unreported with U.S. forces in decline and an election crisis…

Globe Trot: Ramadan ends but jihadist-led violence continues

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International | EID AL-FITR: Today marks the end of Ramadan and the beginning of the three-day Eid al-Fitr celebration to end the season of fasting. President Barack Obama…

Globe Trot: UN calls for immediate cease-fire in Gaza

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International | GAZA: The UN reports the death toll in Gaza has crossed 500, and the world body is calling for an immediate cease-fire. That’s what Israel, Egypt, the Arab…

Globe Trot: Israel launches ground offensive in Gaza

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International | ISRAEL & GAZA: Israeli Defense Forces pushed deeper into Gaza today after launching a ground attack yesterday. The incursion follows a 10-day air campaign…

Globe Trot: Air war continues in Gaza and Israel after cease-fire’s failure to launch

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International | ISRAEL: With yesterday’s collapse of a proposed cease-fire, Palestinian militants are resuming their barrage of rockets over Israel and Israeli airstrikes…

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…

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