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Merkel is seen winning 4th term as chancellor in German elections

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc was on course for a lackluster victory in Germany’s elections, as a far right party made gains.

Turkey warns Kurdish leaders as Parliament extends military mandate

The vote renews a mandate to allow the Turkish military to intervene in Iraq and Syria.

Iran shows video of new missile test

Iran has vowed to press ahead with its missile program in defiance of US demands to the contrary.

US bombers fly close to North Korea; tremor shakes atomic test site

The US Geological Survey said it was too early to say whether the cause was natural or artificial.

New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery Mexico

The aftershock toppled already damaged homes and a highway bridge and caused new alarm across the country.

Pentagon tests technology to fight ISIS drones

One of the Pentagon’s most vexing challenges is how to destroy the Islamic State’s increasingly lethal fleet of drones.

Opinion & Ideas


// A massive project demands basic transparency

The state has received 46 proposals for one of the most important pending infrastructure projects in the Commonwealth.

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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