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Voting Ends in India, and Exit Polls Predict a Modi Win

The world’s biggest election will determine whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi stays in power. Here’s how it happened, and what comes next.
Tags: India, Elections, Modi, Narendra, Gandhi, Rahul, Politics and Government, Voting and Voters, Legislatures and Parliaments, Bharatiya Janata Party, Indian National Congress


European Elections Will Be Latest Test of Populist Support

Nationalists all over the Continent are hoping for a surge that will allow them, short of leaving the European Union, to disable its bureaucracy from within.
Tags: Elections, Politics and Government, Voting and Voters, Legislatures and Parliaments, European Parliament, Europe


Voting Is Ending in India. Here’s What to Expect.

The world’s biggest election will determine whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi stays in power. Here’s how it happened, and what comes next.
Tags: India, Elections, Modi, Narendra, Gandhi, Rahul, Politics and Government, Voting and Voters, Legislatures and Parliaments, Bharatiya Janata Party, Indian National Congress


How My Hometown Became the Epicenter of India’s Religious Politics

Hindu nationalists rose to electoral significance from the debris of the mosque they demolished in 1992.
Tags: Mosques, Politics and Government, Elections, Hinduism, Bharatiya Janata Party, Modi, Narendra, Ayodhya (India, India


Steve Bannon Is a Fan of Italy’s Donald Trump

He’s crisscrossing Europe because he believes it’s a bellwether for the United States. The scary thing is he could be right.
Tags: Politics and Government, Elections, Italy, Bannon, Stephen K, Salvini, Matteo, League (Italian Political Party


Former Argentine President Kirchner Seeks Return to Power, as Vice President

Days before she was set to go on trial for corruption, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced an unexpected political strategy.
Tags: Politics and Government, Kirchner, Cristina Fernandez de, Macri, Mauricio, Argentina


Austrian Leader Calls for Snap Election After Far-Right Vice Chancellor Resigns

A 2017 video that was secretly filmed showed Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache promising government contracts to a woman claiming to be the niece of a Russian oligarch.
Tags: Politics and Government, Strache, Heinz-Christian, Kurz, Sebastian (1986-, Austria, Kronen Zeitung, Government Contracts and Procurement, Newspapers, Elections, Fringe Groups and Movements, Video Recordings, Downloads and Streaming


Colombia Army’s New Kill Orders Send Chills Down Ranks

Senior officers told The Times that soldiers are under intense pressure to defeat rebel groups and that a pattern of suspicious killings and cover-ups has begun to emerge this year.
Tags: Defense and Military Forces, Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Politics and Government, Civilian Casualties, Colombia


Austria Appears Headed for Snap Election After Vice Chancellor Resigns Over Video Sting

A video secretly filmed before the 2017 elections showed Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache promising government contracts to a woman claiming to be the niece of a Russian oligarch.
Tags: Politics and Government, Strache, Heinz-Christian, Kurz, Sebastian (1986-, Austria, Kronen Zeitung, Government Contracts and Procurement, Newspapers, Elections, Fringe Groups and Movements, Video Recordings, Downloads and Streaming


Australia Election Results: Prime Minister Scott Morrison Seizes a Stunning Win

By granting Mr. Morrison his first full term, Australians signaled their reluctance to bet on a new leader at a time when the economy has not suffered a recession in nearly 28 years.
Tags: Australia, Morrison, Scott (1968-, Shorten, Bill (1967-, Politics and Government, Elections, Labor Party (Australia, Liberal Party (Australia


Will a Documentary Take Down the Polish Government?

A film exposing sex abuse by Catholic priests also exposes the corrupting ties between the church and the ruling political party.
Tags: Sex Crimes, Priests, Politics and Government, Child Abuse and Neglect, Roman Catholic Church, Law and Justice (Poland, Poland


Australia Election: Prime Minister Scott Morrison Seizes a Stunning Win

By granting Mr. Morrison his first full term, Australians signaled their reluctance to bet on a new leader at a time when the economy has not suffered a recession in nearly 28 years.
Tags: Australia, Morrison, Scott (1968-, Shorten, Bill (1967-, Politics and Government, Elections, Labor Party (Australia, Liberal Party (Australia


Austria’s Vice Chancellor, Heinz-Christian Strache, Resigns After Video Sting

A video secretly filmed before the 2017 elections showed him promising government contracts to a woman claiming to be the niece of a Russian oligarch and plotting to do away with press freedom.
Tags: Politics and Government, Strache, Heinz-Christian, Kurz, Sebastian (1986-, Austria, Kronen Zeitung, Government Contracts and Procurement, Newspapers, Elections, Fringe Groups and Movements, Video Recordings, Downloads and Streaming


Colombian Army’s Kill Orders Put Civilians at Risk, Officers Say

Senior officers told The Times that soldiers are under intense pressure to defeat rebel groups and that a pattern of suspicious killings and cover-ups has begun to emerge this year.
Tags: Defense and Military Forces, Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Politics and Government, Civilian Casualties, Colombia


Austria’s Vice Chancellor, Heinz-Christian Strache, Resigns After Video Sting Is Revealed

A video secretly filmed before the 2017 elections showed him promising government contracts to a woman claiming to be the niece of a Russian oligarch and plotting to do away with press freedom.
Tags: Politics and Government, Strache, Heinz-Christian, Kurz, Sebastian (1986-, Austria, Kronen Zeitung, Government Contracts and Procurement, Newspapers, Elections, Fringe Groups and Movements, Video Recordings, Downloads and Streaming


‘I Did My Best to Stop American Foreign Policy’: Bernie Sanders on the 1980s

In an interview, one of the leading candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination discusses his long-held opposition to war and his support for socialist leaders.
Tags: Presidential Election of 2020, Sanders, Bernard, Politics and Government, International Relations, Reagan, Ronald Wilson, Nicaragua


De Blasio Once Ignored Trump. But in Iowa, It Was All Trump.

The mayor made his first trip to Iowa as a presidential candidate, showing off his new focus on criticizing Mr. Trump.
Tags: Democratic Party, de Blasio, Bill, Iowa, Presidential Election of 2020, Mayors, New York City, Politics and Government


German Parliament Deems B.D.S. Movement Anti-Semitic

The campaign to boycott Israeli artists and goods recalled “the most terrible chapter in German history” and revived memories of the motto “Don’t buy from Jews.”
Tags: Politics and Government, Jews and Judaism, Anti-Semitism, Legislatures and Parliaments, Human Rights and Human Rights Violations, Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS, European Union, Netanyahu, Benjamin, Germany, Israel


Promises Made: Colombia’s Peace Deal Promised a New Era. So Why Are These Rebels Rearming?

Rebels are rearming, violence is soaring in the countryside and a new government is wavering in its commitment.
Tags: News, Colombia, Santos, Ivan, Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, Politics And Government, Juan Manuel, Civilian Casualties, Drug Abuse and Traffic, Coca (Plant, Duque


Missouri Lawmakers Pass Bill Criminalizing Abortion at About 8 Weeks of Pregnancy

The Republican-led House, on its final day in session, passed a bill to ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected.
Tags: News, Missouri, House, Abortion, Law and Legislation, Politics And Government, State Legislatures, Pregnancy and Childbirth


Risk to Turkey’s Economy Deepens With New Istanbul Election

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government is spending billions to prop up the currency amid new economic turmoil. The question is how long it can last.
Tags: Turkey, Elections, Mayors, Istanbul (Turkey, Politics and Government, Banking and Financial Institutions, Foreign Investments, Currency, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip


Jeremy Corbyn Halts Brexit Talks With Theresa May

Negotiations had “gone as far as they can,” the opposition leader said, suggesting the prime minister was too weak to guarantee any deal.
Tags: News, European Union, Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn, Great Britain, Corbyn, May, Politics And Government, Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit, Theresa M, Conservative Party (Great Britain, Labour Party (Great Britain, Jeremy (1949-


New York Today: De Blasio Wants to Be President. Can His Record Sway ‘Everyday People’?

Friday: The mayor, who became the 23rd candidate in the Democratic race, is emphasizing his accomplishments in New York City.
Tags: News, New York City, Bill, De Blasio, Politics And Government, United States Politics and Government, Presidential Election of 2020, Libraries and Librarians, Citizen App (Mobile App, De Blasio Wants


Promises Made: Colombia’s Peace Deal Promised a New Era. This Is What It Looks Like.

Rebels are rearming, violence is soaring in the countryside and a new government is wavering in its commitment.
Tags: News, Colombia, Santos, Ivan, Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, Politics And Government, Juan Manuel, Civilian Casualties, Drug Abuse and Traffic, Coca (Plant, Duque


Who Runs New York When the Mayor Campaigns for President?

Now that Bill de Blasio has announced he’s running for president, what happens when he leaves to campaign?
Tags: de Blasio, Bill, Presidential Election of 2020, Politics and Government, City Charters, Democratic Party, Fuleihan, Dean, Williams, Jumaane D, New York City, Appointments and Executive Changes, Mayors


News Analysis: Australia Longs for Bolder Politics as Beloved Leader Dies on Election’s Eve

Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke’s death has thrown Australia into reflection, unleashing pride but also frustration with a perceived lack of vision in today’s leaders.
Tags: Elections, News, Australia, Bob Hawke, Morrison, Shorten, Politics And Government, Bill (1967-, Scott (1968-, Australia Longs


They Peddle Myths and Call It History

India’s governing party rewrites the country’s history to justify its Hindu nationalist ideology.
Tags: News, India, Hinduism, Modi, Gandhi, Bharatiya Janata Party, Nehru, Narendra, Politics And Government, Indian National Congress, Muslims and Islam, History (Academic Subject, Jawaharlal, Mohandas K


In Alabama, Opposition to Abortion Runs Deep

Even before the near-total ban that Alabama’s governor signed late Wednesday, only three clinics remained in the state. The state is aiming for zero.
Tags: News, Alabama, Abortion, Kay, Robinson, Ivey, Law and Legislation, Politics And Government, State Legislatures, Yashica L (1976-


F.B.I. to Florida Lawmakers: You Were Hacked by Russians, but Don’t Tell Voters

Republican and Democratic lawmakers harshly criticized the F.B.I. for declining to publicly identify the two Florida counties that Russian hackers breached in 2016.
Tags: Florida, News, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Politics And Government, VR Systems


Israel Presses the Case Against Iran, but Not for War

Israel has quietly played an instrumental role in the escalating tensions in the Middle East. But analysts say it wants to pressure Iran, not start a war.
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Israel, Iran, United States, Middle East, Lebanon, Hezbollah, Strait Of Hormuz, Netanyahu, Benjamin, Politics And Government, United States International Relations, Embargoes and Sanctions, Palestinian Islamic Jihad



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