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Obama, Abe claim progress in US-Japan trade talks

President Obama conceded the domestic obstacles both he and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe face with a Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.

Eight million affected by Nepal earthquake, UN says

The weekend quake killed nearly 4,400 people and left 1.4 million people in need of food assistance.

Thousands killed in Earthquake in Nepal

The death toll continues to rise after Saturday’s earthquake, and thousands of survivors are contending with the destruction.

Captain of doomed ferry sentenced to life in prison

A South Korean appellate court on Tuesday handed down a sentence of life in prison to the captain of a ferry that sank last year, killing more than 300 people.

US and Japan step up cooperation on defense

President Obama and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan have reached an accord to tighten defense cooperation.

Many left out as aid flows to Nepal

Many of the worst-hit villages in the ridges around Katmandu remain a black hole, surrounded by landslides that make them inaccessible.



// A united front in the opioid battle

The epidemic requires coordinated and comprehensive action, write US HHS Secretary Burwell, Governor Baker, and state HHS Secretary Marylou Sudders.


John L. Allen Jr. | All Things Catholic

// Catholics around world can’t afford ‘luxury issues’

Some folks are upset that Catholic Relief Services has a non-Catholic employee working in a technical post.

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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