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Intelligence agencies say North Korean missile could reach US in a year

WASHINGTON — American intelligence agencies say it is likely to take North Korea just one year to put the finishing touches on a missile that can reach the continental United States, according to several administration officials briefed on the new assessment.

Libyan rivals in France agree to cease-fire, election

Two rival Libyan leaders committed themselves on Tuesday to a cease-fire, working toward presidential and parliamentary elections and finding a roadmap to secure lawless Libya against terrorism and trafficking of all kinds, according to a document released by the French presidency.

Lawmakers accuse Japan’s Abe of false testimony in scandal

Japanese lawmakers questioned Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in parliament for a second day Tuesday about a cronyism scandal, with some opposition members accusing him of testifying falsely a day earlier when he denied using his influence to help a friend.

EU- turkey talks fail to ease friction over detentions

High-level talks that European Union officials had with Turkey’s foreign minister Tuesday did not appear to ease tensions between the 28-nation bloc and Ankara over a wave of detentions of human rights defenders, journalists and others.

US, Iranian warships have another close encounter in the Persian Gulf

US, Iranian warships have another close encounter in the Persian Gulf

Polish president signs 1 of 3 contested laws on judiciary

The office of Poland’s president said Tuesday that he has signed into law one of three contested bills that critics say limit the independence of the judiciary.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Andrew Bacevich

// Is a ‘Global War on Terrorism Memorial’ an appropriate tribute?

Two problems regarding the proposal stand out: the war’s actual purpose, and when exactly it began.

Antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes


// A rampant prescription, a hidden peril

Federal data obtained by the Globe show many nursing homes make heavy use of antipsychotic drugs to pacify residents.

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