The E.U. Is Voting. It’s Never Mattered More.

It’s tempting to dismiss the European Parliament elections as the most important elections that don’t actually matter. Hundreds of millions of voters across 27 nations will turn out this weekend to cast their ballots, but the European Parliament is the least powerful of the European Union institutions. It is often derided as a talking shop….

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How Modi Capitalized on India’s Economic Rise

Ten years after Narendra Modi was first elected prime minister, India’s economy is roughly twice as large. That is what happens when a country grows at 7 percent a year, as India has been doing, on average, since it opened its markets to international competition in 1991. That steady growth has been skillfully repackaged to…

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Wednesday Briefing – The New York Times

Closing arguments in Trump’s criminal trial The prosecution and the defense made their closing arguments to the jury yesterday in the first criminal prosecution of an American president. Here are live updates. The prosecutor, Joshua Steinglass, said Donald Trump engaged in a fraud against the American people on the eve of the 2016 election by…

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Europe Wants to Build a Stronger Defense Industry, but Can’t Decide How

France and Germany’s recent agreement to develop a new multibillion-dollar battlefield tank together was immediately hailed by the German defense minister, Boris Pistorius, as a “breakthrough” achievement. “It is a historic moment,” he said. His gushing was understandable. For seven years, political infighting, industrial rivalry and neglect had pooled like molasses around the project to…

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