Globe Trot

Page 5 of 40 


image.png

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.

To have Globe Trot delivered to your email inbox, email Mindy at mbelz@wng.org.

Globe Trot: After attacks, French conservatives win big in elections

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | FRANCE: The far-right National Front party, led by Marine Le Pen, scored its best results ever in regional elections following the Paris terror attacks and…

Globe Trot: Defying logic in California shooting analysis

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | UNITED STATES: Law enforcement and some in the media seem to be going out of their way not to “demonize Islam” or call Wednesday’s mass shooting in San…

Globe Trot: ISIS intel didn’t fit Obama’s 2012 ‘narrative’

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | SYRIA: Former defense intelligence chief Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn said the White House ignored intelligence in 2012 defining the rise of ISIS because it…

Globe Trot: ISIS vows attacks on 60 countries

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | ISIS: In a new video with the tagline “Remaining and Expanding,” Islamic State promises attacks on 60 countries. A new report details the efforts of ISIS…

Globe Trot: Brussels churches hold services despite terror threat

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | BELGIUM: European counterterrorism efforts over the weekend centered on Brussels, where the city remains on lockdown for a third day after an extended manhunt…

Globe Trot: Europe mulls border controls amid terror threat

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | EUROPE: EU ministers in an emergency meeting today in Brussels are moving toward reinstating border controls and passport checks among the 26 EU nations that…

Globe Trot: Boko Haram kills 32 with Nigerian marketplace blast

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | NIGERIA: A blast at a street market in Yola has killed 32 and injured more than 80. “The bomber enticed children to gather around him for money and he then…

Globe Trot: Obama declared ISIS ‘contained’ hours before Paris attacks

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama’s national security team defended the president’s Friday statement before the Paris attacks that the Islamic State…

Globe Trot: Kurds launch bold effort to retake Sinjar from ISIS

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | IRAQ: Kurdish forces have begun a concerted assault to retake Sinjar from the Islamic State, in what could be the start of a major military campaign to…

Globe Trot: Afghans protest militant violence against minorities

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | AFGHANISTAN: Thousands of Afghan men and women took to the streets of Kabul today to protest the beheadings of seven captured Hazaras accused…

Globe Trot: Burmese opposition party poised for sweeping election victory

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | BURMA: The Guardian is live-updating results from elections in Burma (also known as Myanmar), where the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) appears…

Globe Trot: Burma puts democracy to the test in Sunday elections

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | BURMA: On Sunday, Burma, also called Myanmar, is set to hold its first contested election in 25 years. Even before votes were cast, democracy icon Aung San…

Page 5 of 40