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Globe Trot: Inauguration Day in America

International | The world is watching the transition of power to President Donald Trump
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/20/17, 12:00 pm

UNITED STATES: Inauguration Day, here you are. Clearly President Donald Trump brings a new political order, and to the question of what gets blown up along the way, Daniel Henninger writes, “The most destabilizing force in our politics wasn’t Donald Trump. It was that political status quo”:

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Caught in a dragnet

Persecution | Americans and Christian minorities in Turkey are increasingly singled out as state-of-emergency laws turn the largest democracy in the Middle East into an authoritarian state
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/18/17, 02:33 pm

As if the hassles of international travel aren’t enough, Ryan Keating found himself flagged last October embarking on a routine flight from Turkey. For a decade the Yale University graduate and East Coast native has lived there, pursuing doctoral studies and church-based work. An officer seized his resident permit, telling him it had been canceled “for reasons of national security.”

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Globe Trot: Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter of wounded Palestinian

International | Prime Minister Netanyahu supports a pardon
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/04/17, 04:25 pm

ISRAEL: A three-judge panel in Tel Aviv convicted an Israeli soldier of manslaughter for fatally shooting an unarmed Palestinian assailant as he lay wounded.

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