The British Election That Somehow Made Brexit Even Harder

Instead of political clarity, Britain is staring at a hung Parliament and deeply damaged prime minister, less than two weeks before the Brexit talks. Source: World

London Attack Places Security and Civil Liberties at Center of U.K. Election

After three terrorist attacks in less than three months, Britain is deep in a debate on balancing civil liberties and security, just days before voting. Source: World

Labour Party in Britain Approves Jeremy Corbyn’s Sharp Left Turn

The party’s leader, Jeremy Corbyn, said the election manifesto would “transform the lives of many people in our society.” A draft was leaked online. Source: World

Moon Jae-in of South Korea and China Move to Soothe Tensions

President Moon Jae-in spoke with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, and said he would send a delegation to Beijing to discuss friction over a U.S. antimissile system. Source: World

Emmanuel Macron Embraces E.U. to Put France ‘Back in the Picture’

In his presidential campaign, Mr. Macron linked the future of France with the success of the European Union, but the bloc still faces several urgent problems. Source: World

Why the Macron Hacking Attack Landed With a Thud in France

The fallout was contained, partly because of a news blackout, and partly because France lacks an equivalent to Fox News. Source: World

Macron to Take Over as President of France on Sunday

The former economy minister, who has never before held elected office, will assume the presidency on May 14 after easily defeating his far-right rival, Marine Le Pen. Source: World

Macron Campaign Says It Was Target of ‘Massive’ Hacking Attack

A trove of internal campaign documents was posted online, campaign staff for the French presidential candidate said. Source: World

After French Vote, a Question: How Were the Polls So Right?

French pollsters avoided the criticisms made of their counterparts in Britain and the U.S. by accurately predicting the first round of the presidential election. Source: World

The Interpreter: Western Populism May Be Entering an Awkward Adolescence

Populism has been growing since the 1960s, and research suggests it’s not slowing down. Four recent elections show how this dynamic can play out. Source: World