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Japanese leader headed for victory

Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition will handily win a general election Sunday, according to new polls.

An Iranian bastion of power sees its economic strength sapped

A crackdown against the Revolutionary Guards is being led by Hassan Rouhani, who ran for president on a promise to unleash economic growth

Spain will remove Catalonia leader, escalating secession crisis

The escalating confrontation over Catalonia’s independence drive took its most serious turn Saturday.

In China’s coal capital, promised prosperity remains elusive

President Xi Jinping held out a new dream of a China that would become cleaner, more prosperous, and fairer in sharing wealth.

After Raqqa, Trump says US shifts to ‘new phase’ in Syria

President Trump is portraying the Islamic State group’s ouster from its Syrian stronghold as a milestone in the US fight against terrorism.

59 Egyptian police killed in ambush

A fierce firefight broke out when police raided a militant hideout southwest of Cairo.

Opinion & Ideas

Ideas | Matthew Muspratt

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It’s one thing to read about our national fracture. It’s another to actually see it.

Antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes

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

Globe Investigations

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Read recent stories and ongoing investigations from the Globe’s journalists.