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HELSINKI | Think tank: Russia emerges as world’s No. 2 arms producer

HELSINKI— A Swedish think tank said Monday that Russia has emerged as the world’s second-largest arms producer after the United States. Russia surpassed Britain, which had held that spot since 2002 and remains Western Europe’s No. 1 arms maker. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said in its annual report on the world’s 100 biggest … Continue reading HELSINKI | Think tank: Russia emerges as world’s No. 2 arms producer

WASHINGTON | Medicare expands access to in-home support for seniors

WASHINGTON— In a harbinger of potentially big changes for Medicare, seniors in many states will be able to get additional services like help with chores, safety devices and respite for caregivers next year through private “Medicare Advantage” insurance plans. The shift reflects a growing recognition that simple help at home can have a meaningful impact … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Medicare expands access to in-home support for seniors