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March 16th, 2009
World Links: El Salvador Elects Leftist President, Judges Reinstated in Pakistan

Protests turn to celebrations as Pakistan’s deposed supreme court justices are reinstated.

El Salvador elects a leftist president after twenty years of rule by the right. President elect Mauricio Funes is part of the F.M.L.N., the party of former Marxist guerrillas who fought the American-backed military in the country’s bloody civil war.

Far-right politician Avigdor Lieberman is set to become Israel’s next foreign minister as part of a coalition-forming agreement with Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu.

An Austrian man who held his daughter captive in the basement for 24 years while fathering her seven children pleads guilty to incest but denies having murdered one of the children.

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