American who joined the Taliban is released from prison

John Walker Lindh, the Californian who took up arms for the Taliban and was captured by U.S. forces in Afghanistan in 2001, got out of prison Thursday after more than 17 years, released under tight restrictions that reflected government fears he still harbors radical views.

Strong showing for pro-EU parties in Dutch EU vote

Pro-European Dutch parties were predicted Thursday to win most of the country’s seats in the European Parliament, with outspoken right-wing populist opponents of the European Union managing to take only four of the nation’s 26 seats.