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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: U.S. lifts Vietnam’s embargo despite human rights abuses

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International | VIETNAM: President Barack Obama arrived in Hanoi to lift an embargo on weapons sales to the communist state and one-time U.S. foe. The move came ahead of…

Globe Trot: Ceasefire brings no relief to Syria’s persecuted Christians

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International | SYRIA: Reports from a town near the city of Hama indicate ISIS brutally killed all the Christians and Alawites living there, an unspecified number who made up…

Globe Trot: Mudslides bury three villages in rainy Sri Lanka

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International | SRI LANKA: At least 200 families are missing after mudslides buried three villages in central Sri Lanka, where rains are the worst rescue crews have seen in…

Globe Trot: Christian refugees in Germany report death threats

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International | GERMANY: A survey of Christian refugees in Germany reveals most are persecuted both at the hands of fellow refugees and security staff and others in Europe.

Globe Trot: Analyst promises evidence of Clinton Foundation fraud

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International | UNITED STATES: This weekend, Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel plans to upload the first of 48 exhibits showing fraudulent activities by the Clinton…

Globe Trot: Filipinos elect Donald Trump wannabe

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International | PHILIPPINES: Voters actually elected Donald Trump wannabe Rodrigo Duterte president. NIGERIA: Beneath the civility, Nigerian and British heads of state are…

Globe Trot: Venezuelan opposition leader shot during recall effort

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International | VENEZUELA: A leading conservative opposition leader was shot dead on Friday in the western state of Lara, days after his party collected 1.85 million…

Globe Trot: Putin celebrates Palmyra victory, Assad kills more civilians

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International | SYRIA: Airstrikes by the Bashar al-Assad regime on a camp for displaced people killed at least 28 civilians, as renowned Russian conductor and Vladimir Putin…

Globe Trot: MSF accuses U.S., allies of complicity in hospital attacks

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International | UNITED NATIONS: Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF, or Doctors Without Borders) accused four of five permanent members of the UN Security Council—Britain,

Globe Trot: Five years after Bin Laden’s death, U.S. has much to learn

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International | PAKISTAN: Today is the fifth anniversary of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, and the CIA has been criticized—to the tune of thousands of comments…

Globe Trot: Rome honors Christian martyrs with blood-red fountain

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International | ITALY: Tonight in Rome the waters of the Trevi Fountain, the city’s largest, will turn red to honor Christian martyrs. Organized by Aid to the Church in…

Globe Trot: Christian districts in Aleppo bear brunt of latest shelling

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International | SYRIA: Barnabas Fund, with contacts among churches in Syria, particularly Aleppo, reports Christian districts in the city bearing the brunt of a week’s…

 
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