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China urges US, North Korea to ‘hit the brakes’ on threats

In South Korea, a conservative party called for the United States to bring back tactical nuclear weapons to the Korean Peninsula.

UK sets out goals for an open Irish border post-Brexit

A document on how to preserve the open border between Ireland and Northern Ireland has underscored the complexity of Britain’s planned departure from the EU.

Big Ben backlash: Plan to silence beloved bell under review

When the repairs were announced last year, officials said the massive bell in the British Parliament’s clock tower would be silenced for several months. But this week they said the ringing pause would last until 2021.

Lebanon repeals ‘marry the rapist’ law

Similar laws are still on the books in many conservative-led countries in the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia.

Poland needs until 2019 to clear trees felled by heavy wind

The losses on some 111,195 acres are the worst ever recorded by the national forestry agency. Six people died in the disaster.

Analysis: World leaders accuse Trump of ‘glossing over’ racist violence

Analysis: World leaders accuse Trump of ‘glossing over’ racist violence

Opinion & Ideas


// A career-defining test for Jeff Sessions

The world is watching how the Department of Justice handles the Charlottesville investigation.

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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