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UN nuclear chief is optimistic about Iranian cooperation on review

World powers and Iran have reportedly reached tentative agreement on sanctions relief for the Islamic republic.

Tunisia orders security crackdown

Tunisia’s president declared a state of emergency on Saturday in response to a second deadly attack on foreigners in three months, saying the country is “not safe” and risks collapse from further extremist attacks.

John L. Allen Jr. | All Things Catholic

Christians suffering in the Middle East

Christians in the region are a convenient target anytime someone is mad at the state, the West, or any other perceived enemy.

Afghan forces hit hard by Taliban

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Bailout referendum lays bare deep schisms among beleaguered Greeks

Greece’s referendum on its debt has deepened rifts, not only with and among its European partners, but between husbands and wives, sisters and brothers, friends and neighbors, co-workers and strangers.

Years after invasion, the US leaves a cultural imprint on Afghanistan

America’s longest war has affected urban Afghan society in indirect ways, seeping into its culture, language, and attitudes.


jeff jacoby

// In ‘Declaration of Independence,’ preserving the patriots’ faces

The classic American history painting captures a scene that never occurred.


John L. Allen Jr. | Crux

// If ‘Laudato Si’ is an earthquake, it had plenty of early tremors

Official Catholic teaching on the environment has evolved over the last half-century.

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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