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Le Pen visits Russia weeks before French presidential vote

Le Pen is seeking to bolster her international credentials ahead of the two-round election.

South Korea starts lifting Sewol ferry, almost three years after disaster

More than 300 people died in the sinking of the ship, which had been dangerously modified and insufficiently inspected.

Egypt says Sinai fighting kills 12 security forces

Security forces are combatting an Islamic State affiliate in the restive area bordering Israel and the Gaza Strip.

75-year-old man dies of wounds from London attack

London police say a 75-year-old man injured in the attack on Westminster Bridge has died of his wounds.

Northern Ireland bids farewell to McGuinness

Police commanders, Protestant leaders, and the British secretary of state for Northern Ireland joined Irish presidents and prime ministers past and present in the pews for the funeral of Martin McGuinness, a former guerrilla leader.

Taliban take an Afghan district, Sangin, that many Marines died to keep

Spokesmen for the central government denied claims by the Taliban that the district had fallen to them, though some conceded that the insurgents had overrun the district center and government facilities.

Opinion & Ideas


// Teachers union tries to torpedo ed reform

The good education news just keeps rolling in, so much that it becomes almost ho-hum.

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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