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At least 30 people missing after avalanche buries Italian hotel

Italian media said that the avalanche covered the three-story hotel in the central region of Abruzzo on Wednesday.

Russia, Turkey conduct joint airstrikes on IS in Syria

The Russian military said Wednesday it has teamed up with Turkey to conduct joint airstrikes, coordinated with Damascus, against an Islamic State group’s stronghold in northern Syria. It is the first acknowledgement of Russian cooperation in support of Turkey’s offensive in the area.

Russia extends Snowden’s asylum

MOSCOW — A day after President Obama commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, the Russian government clarified Wednesday the fate of Edward J. Snowden, the other main source of secrets about U.S.

In South Sudan, mass killings, rapes, the limits of US diplomacy

Samantha Power had just boarded a US Air Force plane on her way home from a three-country tour in Africa when the calls began to come in from Washington.

EU, UK take contrasting messages from May’s Brexit speech

European Union leaders said that, no matter what British Prime Minister Theresa May thinks, Britain can’t dictate the terms of its separation from the EU.

Worried European leaders seek an early audience with Trump

One leader has raised with Trump the prospect of a United States-European Union summit early this year.

Opinion & Ideas

Renée Graham

// A president who looked like me

President Obama spoke of hope, but hope is an ephemeral concept for African-Americans.

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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