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Theresa May confirms she will step down as British prime minister before the next UK election, scheduled for 2022

The British prime minister has confirmed that she will step down before the country holds its next scheduled national election in 2022.

UN chief returns as climate talks teeter closer to collapse

Al Gore said he thinks President Trump’s stance on global warming may actually advance the cause of tackling climate change.

Gunman from Christmas market attack in France still at large

Hundreds of security forces combed eastern France for a 29-year-old man with a long criminal record who shouted “God is great!” in Arabic and sprayed gunfire during a deadly rampage in Strasbourg’s famous Christmas market, officials said.

Philippine Congress votes to extend martial law in south

The Philippine Congress on Wednesday approved a request by the president to extend martial law in the country’s volatile south by a year due to continuing threats by Islamic State group-linked militants and communist insurgents.

US military identifies 5 dead in warplanes crash off Japan

The U.S. military has identified five Marines who were declared dead after their refueling plane collided with a fighter jet last week off Japan’s southern coast.

Hungary creates new court system, cementing leader’s control of judiciary

Once the new system begins operating within the next 12 months, Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s justice minister will control the hiring and promotion of its judges.

Opinion & Ideas


//[1].jpg A bicycle safety measure that should be law

One of the most crucial fixes for bicycle safety is a device for trucks that should be mandatory.

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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