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Good intentions aren’t enough as climate talks get underway

After two decades of talks that failed to slow the relentless pace of global warming, negotiators from almost 200 countries are widely expected to sign a deal in the next two weeks to take concrete steps to cut emissions.

Merkel, steadfast in refugee crisis, is scrambling German politics

BERLIN — With as many as 1 million refugees having arrived in Germany this year, Chancellor Angela Merkel has found herself increasingly isolated in Europe and markedly less popular at home than she was during the crisis over the euro last spring.

Huge crowd in Uganda hears pope celebrate Mass at a shrine for Christian martyrs

On the spot where some of this nation’s first Christians were burned to death for adhering to their beliefs, Pope Francis offered a Mass for hundreds of thousands of Ugandans on Saturday.

Prominent Kurdish lawyer is killed in southeast Turkey

ISTANBUL — A prominent Kurdish lawyer and a Turkish police officer were killed Saturday when clashes erupted after a news conference in Turkey’s volatile southeast.

For Pope Francis, wisdom comes from the poor

In terms of insight into the pontiff’s mind and heart, one of his last stops in Kenya was arguably the most revealing moment of his six-day visit to Africa.

Putin orders sanctions against Turkey

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday called for sanctions against Turkey, following the downing this week by Turkey of a Russian warplane.

Opinion & Ideas

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// ‘Outside the Window,’ a film by Sara Tesh

Sometimes, you don’t fully know the people you love.



// Pope Francis warns African youth of corruption’s dangers

Pope Francis spoke to 30,000 young people gathered in Nairobi’s Kasarani stadium Friday.

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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