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Saudi Arabia cultivates a new resource: entertainment

The kingdom is lightening up with comic book festivals, dance performances, concerts, and monster truck rallies.

Russian voters pressured to give Putin a big win in presidential election

Vladimir Putin is certain to win. The real question is whether enough voters will turn out to give him a convincing mandate.

Russia expels 23 British diplomats, escalating dispute over ex-spy’s poisoning

The order came days after Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain expelled the same number of Russian diplomats.

Syrian troops capture major eastern Ghouta town

The advance squeezes rebels into a small corner of the suburbs of Damascus known as eastern Ghouta

Key ally of China’s Xi elected vice president

The election of 69-year-old Wang Qishan breaks with tradition but will bolster the president’s authority.

South Korea takes reins in nuclear diplomacy

President Moon Jae In was overshadowed in his first year in office by a standoff between President Trump and Kim Jong Un.

Opinion & Ideas

Ideas | David Scharfenberg

// How do you translate Donald Trump into Kim Jong Un’s Korean?

President Trump and Kim Jong Un are both known for verbal fireworks. A former presidential interpreter explains what might happen when they meet.

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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// Recent investigative reports

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