Democracy

President Donald Trump speaks during news conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 02, 2019 - 6:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment probe (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Finnish President Sauli Niinisto is urging President Donald Trump to work with European leaders and adds: “Mr. President, you have here a great democracy. Keep it going on." The two...
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Balloons float past a Chinese flag on Tiananmen Square after being released during a parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of the founding of Communist China in Beijing, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. Trucks carrying weapons including a nuclear-armed missile designed to evade U.S. defenses rumbled through Beijing as the Communist Party celebrated its 70th anniversary in power with a parade Tuesday that showcased China's ambition as a rising global force. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
October 01, 2019 - 8:44 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule in China (all times local): 8 p.m. Beijing's historic Tiananmen Square is awash in lights for an outdoor gala celebration of 70 years of Communist rule in China. With a smiling President Xi Jingping looking on, the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2019, file photo, Venezuela's opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido, speaks during an event about infrastructure of the country at the Metropolitan University in Caracas, Venezuela. The Trump administration is more than tripling U.S. support for pro-democracy work in Venezuela and for the first time will give funds to Guaido as he attempts to set up an interim government. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
September 24, 2019 - 4:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration is more than tripling U.S. support for pro-democracy work in Venezuela and for the first time directly funding opposition leader Juan Guaidó as he attempts to set up a government to rival the socialist administration of Nicolás Maduro. The $52 million in new...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is given a lapel pin by a Hong Kong activist following a news conference on human rights in Hong Kong on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. Behind Pelosi is Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 18, 2019 - 1:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is welcoming Hong Kong pro-democracy activists to the U.S. Capitol, sending a message to Beijing that Congress supports the protesters in their months-long campaign for human rights. Pelosi thanked the activists Wednesday for "challenging the conscience...
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Pro-China protesters wave a Chinese national flag at a shopping mall in Hong Kong, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. Protest-related activities are expected to continue Friday, when Chinese celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with lanterns and mooncakes. Police banned a planned major march in central Hong Kong on Sunday, but many protesters have said they will turn up anyway. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
September 13, 2019 - 8:19 am
HONG KONG (AP) — A tennis tournament and a London musical are the latest events postponed in Hong Kong out of concerns over safety and disruptions from pro-democracy protests. K-pop concerts, Chanel fashion shows and international conferences have been canceled, postponed or moved out of the semi-...
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In this June 21, 2019, photo, pro-democracy activists Agnes Chow, left, and Joshua Wong march to police headquarters in Hong Kong. Demosisto, a pro-democracy group in Hong Kong posted on its social media accounts that well-known activist Joshua Wong had been pushed into a private car around 7:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, 2019 and was taken to police headquarters. It later said another member, Agnes Chow, had been arrested as well. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
August 30, 2019 - 12:00 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Police have appealed to Hong Kong residents to stay away from any non-authorized rallies on Saturday after authorities banned a major march, warning that those caught could face a five-year jail term. The police...
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Pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong, right, and Agnes Chow speak to media outside a district court in Hong Kong, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. Wong and Chow were granted bail Friday after being charged with inciting people to join a protest in June, while authorities denied permission for a major march in what appears to be a harder line on this summer's protests. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
August 30, 2019 - 10:44 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong and another core member of a pro-democracy group were granted bail Friday after being charged with inciting people to join a protest in June, while authorities denied permission for a major march as they took what appears to be a harder line on this...
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This photo provided by the Yale University Press shows the book cover of "Surviving Genocide: Native Nations and the United States from the American Revolution and Bleeding Kansas," authored by University of Oregon history professor Jeffrey Ostler and released in June 2019. The new book by the noted historian attempts to show how expanding American democracy hurt Native Americans in the early days of the nation and how tribes viewed the young United States as an entity seeking to erase them from existence. (Courtesy of Yale University Press via AP)
August 25, 2019 - 7:03 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new book by a noted historian attempts to show how expanding American democracy hurt Native Americans in the early days of the nation and how tribes viewed the young United States as an entity seeking to erase them from existence. University of Oregon history professor...
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Demonstrators, seen from inside a tram, link hands along a street in Hong Kong, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Supporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement created human chains on both sides of the city's harbor Friday, inspired by a historic protest 30 years ago in the Baltic states against Soviet control. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
August 23, 2019 - 8:34 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Supporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement lined the streets and part of the city's harbor front Friday, inspired by a human chain in a historic Baltic states protest against Soviet control 30 years ago. Some raised linked hands while others switched on their smartphone...
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Demonstrators link hands as they gather at the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront in Hong Kong, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Demonstrators were planning to form 40 kilometers (25 miles) of human chains Friday night to show their resolve. They said the "Hong Kong Way" was inspired by the "Baltic Way," when people in the Baltic states joined hands 30 years ago in a protest against Soviet control. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 23, 2019 - 8:30 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Supporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement are linking hands across the semi-autonomous Chinese territory, inspired by a historic protest 30 years ago in the Baltic states when nearly 2 million people formed a human chain...
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