Globe Trot A summary of international news compiled by senior editor Mindy Belz

Japan hones its missile warning system

International | Residents learn how to take cover in less than two minutes
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/16/17, 10:49 am

NORTH KOREA: The rogue nation conducted its longest-ever test flight of a missile over Japan early Friday, its 19th missile launch this year as tensions over its potential ability to launch a nuclear attack remain high.

In Japan, authorities are honing their missile warning system as residents learn to take cover within two minutes.

In times of high tension, there are people whose job is to keep right on working while the heads of state rage on.

CARIBBEAN: A week after Hurricane Irma made landfall, residents of St. Martin and other islands face severe food and water shortages and other hardships. Cuba, too, where 10 people died from the storm, faces massive devastation and cleanup.

ENGLAND: A homemade bomb injured 29 people on a packed London subway train during rush hour Friday, as several attacks across Europe that could be terror-related are reported.

GERMANY: Chancellor Angela Merkel, “the most powerful woman in the world,” appears likely to win a fourth term in Sept. 24 elections—a remarkable tenure shaped by the upbringing of her Lutheran pastor-father, who moved her family from West to East Germany and embraced socialism.

NIGERIA: Officials released some of the freed Chibok girls from a government rehab program this week. They will begin school at the American University in Yola this month.

BURMA: Here’s the link I left out in Wednesday’s Globe Trot to a story on the plight of Rohingya Muslims, complicated by a rising Rohingya insurgent group, the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army.

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Mindy Belz

Mindy is senior editor of WORLD Magazine and the author of They Say We Are Infidels. Follow Mindy on Twitter @mcbelz.

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