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South Korea cancels Japan intelligence deal amid trade dispute

South Korea said Thursday it is canceling an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan amid a bitter trade dispute, which is likely to set back US efforts to bolster mutual security cooperation.

Iran’s president says ‘talks are useless’ in dealing with US

Iran’s president struck a muscular tone on dealings with the US, saying Thursday that “talks are useless” as Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers crumbles further.

China warns US tariffs will ‘escalate trade friction’

China appealed to Washington on Thursday to “meet each other halfway” and settle a trade war instead of going ahead with planned tariff hikes Beijing warned will trigger retaliation.

EU to move evacuated migrants from Italy; 350 still at sea

The first steps to relocate migrants who were kept at sea by Italy for nearly three weeks began on Wednesday as a new crisis loomed with more than 350 rescued people still on board a rescue ship in high seas.

Italy’s Democrats seek to ward off early vote and Salvini

Lawmakers in Italy’s largest opposition party, the center-left Democrats, huddled Wednesday to see if they could gather enough support in parliament for a durable government and avoid an early election that could bring Matteo Salvini’s euroskeptic, nationalist League party to power.

Two victims of mysterious Russian missile blast died of radiation sickness, report says

The explosion occurred Aug. 8, on a sea-based platform off the village of Nyonoksa.

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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