India Maoist rebels, who claim to champion the poor, have been labeled the country's worst internal security threat, with 12,000 fighters and a presence in 22 of 28 states. A Tuesday massacre of 73 police officers is the worst in recent memory.
Saturday's bombing of the German bakery in Pune will test the resolve of Indian leaders to restart talks with Pakistan later this month. And does American David Headley have a connection to the Pune bombing, ask investigators.
Despite economic downturn, voters gave the Congress Party a surprisingly strong mandate.
The global crisis has led to political upheaval in many countries, unseating three prime ministers in Europe alone.