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UK lawmakers to vote on whether to delay Brexit decisionin rare Saturday session

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to get Parliament to approve his divorce deal with the European Union was thrown into doubt Saturday, as lawmakers were first given a vote on whether — yet again — to delay their final decision on Brexit.

European Union’s message to UK: Just leave already

The Europeans got the better of the accord, most analysts agree, and remain eager to avoid a no-deal Brexit that would damage both parties.

Syria cease-fire off to rocky start amid reports of fighting

The cease-fire in northern Syria got off to a rocky start Friday, as Kurdish leaders accused Turkey of violating the accord with continued fighting at a key border town.

Turkish president slams Trump’s letter for ‘lack of respect’

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey accused President Trump on Friday of having broken with “diplomatic and political courtesy.”

EU fails to launch membership talks with Balkans hopefuls

The two countries had expected to receive a green light to begin negotiations on joining the European group, a process which could take several years.

Faced with protests, Lebanon PM blames own government for crisis

Lebanon’s prime minister gave his partners in government a 72-hour ultimatum to come up with “convincing” solutions for a rapidly worsening economic crisis, as nationwide protests against the country’s entire ruling political class escalated.

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//[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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