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Delegates applaud as Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during the opening ceremony of the 20th National Congress of China's ruling Communist Party held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022. 

China’s small business owners hope for a new normal ‘after the Party Congress’


The refrain, “after the Party Congress,” has been heard constantly in China. It refers to the idea that once this week’s official National Congress of the Communist Party meeting wraps up on Friday, maybe things will get back to normal after a series of strict pandemic lockdowns.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban speaks during a panel discussion with a white blurry background.

Orbán portrays himself as a ‘defender of Christianity.’ Critics aren’t so sure.

Sacred Nation
A mural of a white bird, chain and rose painted on the Berlin wall and a person walking by it

Artists in Germany fear backlash after far-right party wins big

Supporters of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party react to exit polls in Israel's parliamentary election at the party headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Sept. 17, 2019.  One sign says "Trump 2020" as well.

Anxiety and fear run high as Israel votes

European Parliament

Green wave in EU elections illustrates a desire for urgent action on climate

A woman politician gives a thumbs up on back of truck

Women are becoming ‘electable’ candidates in India — even when they don’t win

Global Politics

Historically shut out of Indian politics, women are now busting societal prejudices and gaining political power. 

An illustration depicts Hungarian women pulling a curtain that is also a Hungarian flag revealing the symbol of women behind it.

These women are challenging Hungary’s ‘men in suits’ politics

Orbán's Enemies

Hungarian women face social expectations that they should be caretakers instead of breadwinners. The country also has the lowest rate of women in government in the European Union — just 12 percent.

Two up close portraits of white men with short hair cuts competing for prime minister.

For the first time in a decade, Netanyahu has a serious challenger

Global Politics

Former military general Benny Gantz seems eager to make it clear that he can be Israel’s next Mr. Security, distinguishing himself from Benjamin Netanyahu with a strong anti-corruption message while the prime minister faces corruption charges and a looming indictment.  

Israeli prime minister stands between two Israeli flags.

Israel’s early elections: Netanyahu’s best defense against criminal charges

Global Politics

With looming threats of criminal indictments, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calls for early elections as his best defense. Chances are, he’ll come out a winner.

A rainbow stretches across the sky above the US Capitol dome

Midterm elections bring big wins for women, Democrats, but splits Congress

It’s the day after the US midterm elections. A record number of women were elected while Democrats regained the House and Republicans added to their control of the Senate. We break down what happened and why.