Modi's BJP makes big gains in Indian state polls

Oct 20, 2014

Modi's BJP makes big gains in Indian state polls

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party has made big gains in two Indian state elections, results showed Sunday, in an endorsement likely to encourage him to step up the pace of economic reforms. Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was set to win 122 ...

Hopes to end deadlock in Hong Kong hang on Tuesday talks

Oct 20, 2014

Hopes to end deadlock in Hong Kong hang on Tuesday talks

A deepening sense of impasse gripped Hong Kong as pro-democracy protests entered their fourth week, with the government having limited options to end the crisis and demonstrators increasingly willing to confront police. Dozens of people were reportedly injured in two nights of clashes that ...

Oct 17, 2014

Democratic hopes dim as chance of winning House fade

Democrats’ high hopes of mitigating losses in the House of Representatives in a rough election year have been dashed by reality. The question now is not whether Republicans hold the House of Representatives, how many seats they could add to their majority on Election ...

Oct 17, 2014

18 Greek far-right lawmakers face trial

A prosecutor heading a yearlong investigation into Greece’s extreme right Golden Dawn party recommended Thursday that its leader, 17 other lawmakers and dozens of party officials and supporters stand trial on a range of charges, including running a criminal organization and murder. In a ...

Oct 17, 2014

Rousseff falls ill after tense Brazil debate

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff fell ill at the end of a tense and at times bitter televised debate Thursday with challenger Aecio Neves. Rousseff and Social Democrat Neves traded accusations for an hour and a half, after which she began to complain of feeling ...

In Myanmar parliament, colorful hats cap divisions

Oct 14, 2014

In Myanmar parliament, colorful hats cap divisions

The only question opposition lawmaker U Win Htein asked parliament last session was for permission to remove his silk turban, saying it was causing him headaches and hair loss. The 72-year-old, known for his irreverent sense of humor, admits he was just teasing. But ...