Modi surges to victory in India on Hindu-first platform

Narendra Modi, India’s charismatic but polarizing prime minister, was headed Thursday for a landslide election victory, propelling his Hindu nationalist party to back-to-back majorities in parliament for the first time in decades. With most of the votes counted, Modi’s stunning re-election mirrored a global trend of right-wing populists sweeping to victory, from the United States […]

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Strong showing for pro-EU parties in Dutch EU vote

Pro-European Dutch parties were predicted Thursday to win most of the country’s seats in the European Parliament, with outspoken right-wing populist opponents of the European Union managing to take only four of the nation’s 26 seats. In a surprise forecast, the Dutch Labor Party of European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans became the country’s biggest […]

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Correction: Torture Lawsuit-Somalia story

In a story May 13 about a civil lawsuit alleging a former Somali colonel now living in Virginia engaged in torture, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the plaintiff’s lawyer, Ben Klein, works for the Center for Justice and Accountability. He works for DLA Piper, which partnered with CJA on the lawsuit. A corrected version […]

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