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Countries pledge billions for clean energy ahead of summit

Microsoft founder Bill Gates, President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande will launch a joint initiative on Monday.

Climate rallies draw hundreds of thousands worldwide

Hundreds of thousands of people have taken part in rallies around the world on Sunday, calling on leaders to halt climate change on the eve of a major conference in Paris.

Reported Russian strikes kill 18 in Syria

Airstrikes believed to have been carried out by Russian warplanes killed at least 18 civilians and wounded dozens more on Sunday in a northern Syrian town held by insurgents.

In Paris for climate talks, Obama honors attack victims

The American president’s motorcade went straight from Orly Airport to the famed French concert hall, the Bataclan, that the terrorists struck.

Burkina Faso holds first vote since popular uprising

Thousands of people cast their ballots Sunday in Burkina Faso’s first presidential and legislative elections since a popular uprising toppled the nation’s longtime leader last year.

EU offers Turkey billions to stem migrant flow

European Union leaders met in Brussels on Sunday with Turkey’s prime minister to complete a deal that German Chancellor Angela Merkel hopes will slow the chaotic flood of asylum seekers into the bloc.

Opinion & Ideas


// Bring high-speed rail to New England

Faster train travel would unlock huge economic growth, save money on highways and airports, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


John L. Allen Jr. | All Things Catholic

// Pope Francis reveres the wisdom of the poor

One of Francis’s last stops in Kenya was arguably the most revealing moment of his six-day visit to Africa.

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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