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France holds trial over horse meat found in frozen lasagna

Six years after the “Horsegate” scandal broke, four people went on trial in Paris on Monday over an elaborate alleged scheme that fed consumers across Europe frozen foods containing cheap horse meat fraudulently labeled as pricier beef.

Theresa May offers Plan B for Brexit, but it looks a lot like the defeated Plan A

Throughout the Brexit process, May has proved herself to be a determined fighter for what she thinks is right, and her Plan B seems to fit the pattern.

Israel confirms attacks on Iranian targets in Syria

The Israeli military said Monday that it had attacked Iranian military targets in Syria, capping an exchange of blows in a rare, direct confrontation between the two antagonists that risks escalating the fight over Iran’s military entrenchment in Syria.

Why Vietnam appeals as possible host for Trump-Kim summit

Holding the meeting in Vietnam would cast a spotlight on a country that has become an economic powerhouse in Southeast Asia.

Taliban attack on Afghan military base kills at least 12

More than 30 people were wounded during the attack, officials said.

Prince Philip, driving without seat belt after crash, gets police ‘advice’

The husband of Queen Elizabeth II was photographed behind the wheel of another Land Rover, two days after he was involved in a car crash that injured two women.

Opinion & Ideas


//[1].jpg A bicycle safety measure that should be law

One of the most crucial fixes for bicycle safety is a device for trucks that should be mandatory.

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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