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Ivanka Trump presses for ‘maximum pressure’ on North

The president’s daughter is leading the US delegation at this weekend’s closing Olympics ceremony.

New US Embassy in Jerusalem will open in May, officials say

The new embassy will open in May 2018 in celebration of Israel’s 70th anniversary

Russian approval led to attack on US troops in Syria

A Russian oligarch believed to control the mercenaries who attacked US troops and their allies this month was in close touch with Kremlin and Syrian officials before and after the assault.

African asylum seekers facing expulsion have embraced Israel

Tens of thousands of Africans fear their stay in the Holy Land is coming to an abrupt end. Israel has given many of them until April 1 to leave for an unnamed African in exchange for $3,500 and a plane ticket. Otherwise, they face open-ended incarceration.

European art scene began with Neanderthals

Two studies of objects from the murky depths of Spanish caves appear to confirm that Homo sapiens’ evolutionary cousins had the brainpower to make artistic works and use symbols.

Seychelles swaps debt for groundbreaking marine protection

With deep blue waters, white sand beaches and rich marine life, the tiny island nation of the Seychelles is announcing a pioneering marine conservation plan as part of a debt swap deal with creditors.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Jack Thomas

// With the nation in turmoil after Watergate, Billy Graham sat down for an interview with the Globe

The evangelical minister spoke about past mistakes and changing views on the Bible.

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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