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

Raids in India Target Founders of News Outlet Critical of Government

The cable company, NDTV, called the raids a politically motivated “witch hunt.” The government cited an investigation into bank losses. 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

Candidate’s Call to Save ‘Canadian Values’? Un-Canadian, Critics Say

Kellie Leitch, a candidate for leadership of Canada’s Conservative Party, has set off a debate that is not likely to go away. 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

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

As Economy Grows, North Korea’s Grip on Society Weakens

The sign of life is a double-edged sword for Kim Jong-un, the nation’s leader, because information is seeping in along with foreign goods to marketplaces. 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