In India's state elections, the Communist-led left governments lost in West Bengal and Kerala.
Two Communist-led states of India, West Bengal, with a population of 90 million and Kerala, with 30 million, are in the midst of tough elections.
The conviction of four leaders of the Mapuche indigenous group in Chile is drawing international and national condemnation of Chile's right wing government and President Sebastian Piñera.
International news about Germany, Niger, Afghanistan, India, Ecuador and Cuba.
International news about Cuba, Afghanistan, India, Ireland and Colombia.
Greece: Communist Parties claim persecution; Iraq: Further confirmation of babies harmed in US war; Honduras: Killings of reporters continue; India: Communists prevail in municipal elections; Tunisia: Unexpected street heat.
While Indians celebrated the visit of the U.S. president and the support given for India's bid to the UN Security Council and his noting that India has "emerged" as a world power, there were specific U.S. interests that Obama needed to carry out.
Kashmir is the last major question to be resolved stemming from India's British colonial past, the freedom struggle and the 1947 partition of India and Pakistan.
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