Modi sees election danger in India’s ‘Dalit Queen’

BSP chief Mayawati waves to her supporters during an election campaign rally in LucknowBy Tommy Wilkes and Rupam Jain LUCKNOW, India (Reuters) – When Amit Shah, president of Narendra Modi's ruling party, meets with the Indian prime minister, he is sometimes asked a question he struggles to answer: "What is behenji thinking?" By "behenji", or "older sister", Modi means Mayawati, the enigmatic politician and former ruler of India's most populous state, Uttar Pradesh. Modi's keen interest in what the 60-year-old is up to reflects concern about his political prospects, amid an economic recovery that many poor Indians have yet to feel and rising social tensions among sizeable minority communities. With a near-devotional following from tens of millions of people who, like her, belong to the bottom rung of India's social hierarchy, Mayawati is emerging as Modi's chief challenger in a key state election set for early next year.

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Mass-Eviction Set To Empty ‘The Jungle’ Of Migrants. What’s Next For them?

France says the unofficial migrant camp on the north coast of the country will be demolished “within days.” That means up to 10,000 asylum-seekers are being resettled at centers across France.

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Venezuela congress presses for Maduro trial in rowdy session

A general view of Venezuela's National Assembly as supporters of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro storm into a session of the National Assembly in CaracasBy Alexandra Ulmer and Deisy Buitrago CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela's opposition-led National Assembly in a rowdy session on Sunday pressed to put Nicolas Maduro on trial for violating democracy, days after authorities nixed a recall referendum against the unpopular leftist president. The measure is unlikely to get traction as the government and the Supreme Court have systematically undermined the legislature on grounds it is illegitimate until it removes three lawmakers accused of vote-buying. "It is a political and legal trial against President Nicolas Maduro to see what responsibility he has in the constitutional rupture that has broken democracy, human rights, and the future of the country," said opposition majority leader Julio Borges during a special congressional meeting.

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