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Catalan’s former president to risk arrest, travel to Denmark

Carles Puigdemont is a fugitive who is being sought by Spain over the foiled Catalonia secession bid.

Conservative Irish leader supports easing of abortion ban

A campaign to end Ireland’s constitutional ban on abortion appears to have moved one step closer to success.

Pentagon says China, Russia threats rival terrorism

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the United States must build up its military to prepare for the possibility of conflict.

Pope tells indigenous people Amazon is ‘heart of the church’

Pope Francis traveled into the rain forest to demand an end to the relentless exploitation of its timber, gas and gold.

Egypt’s president to run for a second term; Pence trip still on despite shutdown

Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi announced Friday that he will run for a second, four-year term in elections due in March.

Turkey says no turning back from offensive in Syria

The defense minister said the offensive against a Kurdish-controlled enclave had started with the sporadic Turkish shelling.

Opinion & Ideas


// Year One of Trump is over. Here’s what changed

One year after Trump upended the political world, 10 experts grapple with his presidency.

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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