Globe Trot

Brunson defends himself ‘with boldness’

International | The American pastor heads back to a Turkish jail as he awaits an October trial date
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/18/18, 02:41 pm

TURKEY: Despite predictions in and outside Turkey of Andrew Brunson’s release, the Izmir court Wednesday returned the American pastor to jail after a two-hour proceeding. The judges set another trial date for Oct. 12—nearly two years since authorities first detained Brunson.

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Billboards touting a free press greet Trump and Putin in Helsinki

International | Plus Brunson to trial, Iranians get a second chance in Vienna, and more international news and notes
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/16/18, 01:27 pm

FINLAND: Billboards in Helsinki reminding U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin of the value of a free press greeted the leaders as they made their way to Monday’s summit meeting.

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Associated Press/Photo by Minoru Iwasaki/Kyodo News

Trump announces end to North Korean nuclear threat

International | Despite optimistic tweet, summit offers no concrete steps toward dismantling program
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/13/18, 01:08 pm

NORTH KOREA: President Donald Trump posted in a tweet upon returning to Washington from Singapore: “There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea.” The communique signed by Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after yesterday’s historic sit-down, though, offers no concrete steps tow

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