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Thailand court disbands popular party

BANGKOK — Thailand’s most dynamic political force in years was ordered disbanded Friday by the country’s Constitutional Court, in a ruling that rights groups say is part of a pattern of judicial harassment aimed at smothering democracy.

Women will be hit hard by UK’s new immigration rules, experts warn

The British government’s plan for a post-Brexit immigration overhaul was designed to wean the economy off its reliance on cheap foreign labor.

Lesotho’s prime minister to be charged with murder

Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane will be charged with the June 2017 killing of his estranged wife, Lipolelo, a top police official said Thursday, and the prime minister announced he would be stepping down.

Vatican sees intense interest in opening of Pius XII archive

More than 150 historians and researchers have signed up to access the soon-to-open Vatican archives of Pope Pius XII, evidence of the intense scholarly interest into the World War II-era pope and his record during the Holocaust, officials said Thursday.

Croatia govt accepts resignation of Freemason state attorney

Croatia’s government on Thursday accepted the resignation of the country’s chief state attorney after he was forced to step down for being a Freemason.

Amid protests, Portugal lawmakers vote to allow euthanasia

Portugal’s parliament voted Thursday in favor of allowing euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill people.

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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