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Famed Swiss climber killed near Mount Everest

Ueli Steck died Sunday after a mountaineering accident in Nepal, expedition organizers said.

South Korea joins US Navy drills after North’s missile test fails

The launch was a clear message of defiance from the regime of Kim Jong Il amid UN talks to stop the provocations.

Cuban military plane crashes, killing 8 troops on board

A Cuban military plane crashed into a hillside Saturday morning in the western province of Artemisa, killing eight troops on board, the government said.

Pope celebrates open-air Mass

The visit was aimed at comforting Egypt’s hristians after a series of attacks by Islamic militants.

As Macron works for rural vote, Le Pen announces political alliance

Emmanuel Macron hunted for votes in rural France where his far-right opponent, Marine Le Pen, is making inroads.

Blast kills US service member outside Mosul, Pentagon says

The Pentagon says an explosive device has killed a U.S. service member outside Mosul.

Opinion & Ideas


// Trump is instinctive, but not like Reagan was

It’s OK for presidents to tout big ideas and make fast decisions, but Trump is testing the limits.

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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