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Trump Expected to Endorse NATO Mutual Aid Pledge, Ending Silence

ROME — President Donald Trump is expected to publicly endorse NATO’s mutual defense commitment at a ceremony Thursday at the alliance’s headquarters, an administration official said, breaking months of silence about whether the United States would automatically come to the aid of an ally under attack.

No Fireworks: Pope and Trump Meet in Quiet Diplomacy

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis and President Donald Trump discussed terrorism and the radicalization of young people in a meeting Wednesday in which two global leaders with starkly different world views sought to bridge the chasm between them with a handshake, a private audience and a mutual pledge to work for peace.

Brazil’s Temer loses another aide as pressure mounts

Tens of thousands of demonstrators called for President Michel Temer’s ouster on Wednesday and federal police asked him to give a statement in a corruption investigation.

US failed to keep proper track of more than $1 billion in weapons and equipment in Iraq

US failed to keep proper track of more than $1 billion in weapons and equipment in Iraq

8 police officers killed by separate bomb blasts in Kenya

Eight Kenyan police officers were killed when their vehicles ran over improvised bombs in two separate incidents near the border with Somalia, officials said Wednesday.

Court Ruling Could Make Taiwan First Place in Asia to Legalize Gay Marriage

TAIPEI, Taiwan — In a ruling that paves the way for Taiwan to become the first place in Asia to recognize same-sex marriage, the constitutional court on Wednesday struck down the civil code’s definition of marriage as being only between a man and a woman.

Opinion & Ideas


// Wiping out Net neutrality helps only big telecom firms

Being pro-business doesn’t have to mean giving big companies anything they ask for.

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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