Democracy

July 26, 2019 - 9:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump will travel to Williamsburg, Virginia, on Tuesday to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first representative legislative assembly in America. The event comes at a time of heightened election-year partisanship in Virginia, and some...
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July 22, 2019 - 12:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A foundation that specializes in journalism is pledging nearly $50 million for research in how social media and technology impacts democracy. The grants announced Monday by the Knight Foundation partly respond to the manipulation of tech giants like Facebook and Twitter during the...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 5, 2019, file photo, Sudanese people celebrate in the streets of Khartoum after ruling generals and protest leaders announced they have reached an agreement on the disputed issue of a new governing body. The power-sharing agreement reached between Sudan’s military and pro-democracy protesters last week came after the United States and its Arab allies applied intense pressure on both sides amid fears a prolonged crisis could tip the country into civil war, activists and officials said. (AP Photo/File)
July 11, 2019 - 5:55 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's ruling military council said it foiled an attempted military coup Thursday, just days after the military and a pro-democracy coalition agreed on a joint sovereign council to rule the country during a transition period until elections are held. Lt. Gen. Gamal Omar, a...
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A Sudanese woman celebrates in the streets of Khartoum after ruling generals and protest leaders announced they have reached an agreement on the disputed issue of a new governing body on Friday, July 5, 2019. The deal raised hopes it will end a three-month political crisis that paralyzed the country and led to a violent crackdown that killed scores of protesters. (AP Photo)
July 05, 2019 - 2:25 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's ruling military council and its pro-democracy movement both welcomed a new power-sharing agreement reached Friday, raising hopes that the deal would end a three-month political crisis that has paralyzed the country and led to scores of deaths following a violent...
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Damage to the Legislative Council following a break-in by protesters is seen during a media tour, Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in Hong Kong. Chinese characters read "No Extradition to China." (AP Photo/Johnson Lai)
July 04, 2019 - 5:57 am
HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker expressed fears Thursday that the situation could worsen after police announced the arrests of more than a dozen people following protests earlier this week. Legislative Council member Claudia Mo called on people to understand the frustration and...
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Police officers with protective gear prepare to clear protesters from the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, during the early hours of Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Protesters in Hong Kong took over the legislature's main building Friday night, tearing down portraits of legislative leaders and spray painting pro-democracy slogans on the walls of the main chamber.(AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
July 01, 2019 - 1:17 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests on the anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China (all times local): 12:50 a.m. Police in Hong Kong have used tear gas to clear a crowd of protesters gathered outside the city's legislature after several hundred broke into the building and spray-painted pro-...
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam leaves after a press conference at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Lam apologized Tuesday for an unpopular extradition bill that drew massive protests and indicated that it will not be revived during the current legislative session. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 18, 2019 - 9:19 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers and activists rejected a new apology Tuesday by the city's leader over a highly unpopular extradition bill, demanding that she quit and that the legislation be scrapped completely. Lam's plea for "another chance" drew a chorus of criticism, though...
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A protester wearing a Sudanese flag flashes the victory sign in front of burning tires and debris on road 60, near Khartoum's army headquarters, in Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, June 3, 2019. Sudanese protest leaders say at least 13 people have been killed Monday in the military's assault on the sit-in outside the military headquarters in the capital, Khartoum. The protesters have announced they are suspending talks with the military regarding the creation of a transitional government. (AP Photo)
June 03, 2019 - 9:14 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's ruling military moved to crush the protest movement opposing its grip on power as security forces overran the main sit-in site in the capital Monday, unleashing furious volleys of gunfire, burning down tents and killing at least 35 people, witnesses and protest...
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In this image made from video, Sudanese forces escort civilian in Khartoum, Sudan on Monday, June 3, 2019. Sudanese security forces moved against a protest sit-in camp in the capital Monday, witnesses and protest organizers said. Machine gun fire and explosions were heard and smoke rose from the area. Protest organizers said at least two people were killed.(AP Photo via AP video)
June 03, 2019 - 8:51 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The latest on the Sudanese military's moves against a sit-in protest camp in the capital (all times local): 2:50 a.m. Sudan's ruling military council says it is cancelling all agreements with protest leaders and will call elections within seven months. The head of the council...
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Italian Interior Minister and Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini arrives to meet reporters for a press conference at the League headquarters in Milan, Italy, early Monday morning, May 27, 2019. Italian Interior Minister and Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini, of the League kisses a crucifix as as he talks to reporters during a press conference at the League headquarters in Milan, Italy, early Monday morning, May 27, 2019. Italy's anti-migrant, anti-Islam interior minister, Matteo Salvini, boosted his right-wing League party to become the No. 1 party in Italy, with more than 30 percent of the vote, according to early projections. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
May 26, 2019 - 10:54 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on elections for the European Parliament (all times local): 3 a.m. The leader of Italy's right-wing League Party, Matteo Salvini, calculates that populist and nationalist parties will control at least 150 seats in the new 751-seat European Parliament. Votes were still...
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