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South Korean named Interpol president in blow to Russia

South Korea’s Kim Jong Yang has been elected as Interpol’s next president, edging out a longtime veteran of Russia’s security services who was strongly opposed by the U.S., Britain and other European nations.

Tijuana arrests 34 Central America migrants on minor charges

Officials in the Mexican border city of Tijuana said they have arrested 34 members of the caravan of Central American migrants for minor offenses and turned them over for deportation.

3 men charged with planning mass killing in Australian city

Three men inspired by the Islamic State group were charged on Tuesday with planning a mass-casualty attack in Australia’s second-largest city, police said.

Russia, which has tried to manipulate Interpol, is poised to lead it

Interpol appears poised to select as its next president a senior security official from Russia, which has been accused of manipulating the agency’s arrest warrants to harass its enemies.

UK ‘coup’ against prime minister falters, for now

The setback for the hard-liners is some rare good news for Theresa May, who is fighting for her political life, battling to quell a rebellion within her party and her Cabinet over draft plans for a withdrawal from the European Union, or Brexit.

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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