Democracy

August 25, 2019 - 8:40 am
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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People carrying umbrellas in the rain hold placards reading "The duty fulfilled by the police belong to the people" as they take part in a rally to support the Hong Kong's Police at Edinburgh Place in Hong Kong, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 25, 2019 - 12:59 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Umbrella-carrying protesters took to the streets in the rain Sunday in Hong Kong's latest pro-democracy demonstration, one day after the return of clashes with police who used tear gas to disperse them. The march in an outlying community in Hong Kong's New Territories started near...
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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 - 5:30 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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FILE - In this Sunday, July 21, 2019, file photo, the National Emblem of the People's Republic of China is covered in black paint thrown by protesters outside the Chinese Liaison Office in Hong Kong. China’s central government has dismissed Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters as clowns and criminals while bemoaning growing violence surrounding the monthslong demonstrations.(AP Photo/Bobby Yip, File)
August 09, 2019 - 6:04 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's central government has dismissed Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters as clowns and criminals while bemoaning growing violence surrounding the monthslong demonstrations. That's partly out of concern that protesters' demands for expanded democracy could inspire like-minded...
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President Donald Trump talks with reporters before departing for an event to celebrate the 400th anniversary celebration of the first representative assembly at Jamestown, on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 30, 2019 - 7:38 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on events in Virginia commemorating the 400th anniversary of the rise of American democracy (all times local): 10:35 a.m. Members of Virginia's legislative black caucus have placed a wreath honoring deceased black lawmakers as part of a boycott of President Donald...
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July 26, 2019 - 6:05 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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FILE - In this Monday, June 10, 2019, file photo, police officers use pepper spray against protesters in a rally against the proposed amendments to the extradition law at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. What began as a protest against an extradition bill has ballooned into a fundamental challenge to the way Hong Kong is governed _ and the role of the Chinese government in the city’s affairs. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
July 16, 2019 - 5:30 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Colin Wong has come to know the sting of pepper spray well. After more than a month of demonstrations in Hong Kong's sweltering heat, memories of the burning sensation are a constant reminder of what protesters call an excessive use of force by police. Each time he felt the now-...
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July 11, 2019 - 2:24 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 organized. Lt. Gen. Gamal Omar...
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Greek opposition New Democracy conservative party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis waves to his supporters outside of a polling station in Athens, on Sunday, July 7, 2019. Greeks are voting in the first parliamentary election since their country emerged from three successive international bailouts but is still struggling to emerge from a crippling nearly decade-long financial crisis. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
July 07, 2019 - 11:04 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on Greece's parliamentary election (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Official election projections in Greece show the opposition New Democracy party winning 39.8% of the vote compared to the governing Syriza party's 31.6%. The projections from Sunday's election also had...
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Prominent Algerians from various walks of life hold a conference during the national dialogue forum in Algiers, Algeria, Saturday, July 6, 2019. Opposition former Prime Minister Ali Benflis, Islamist party leaders, academics, journalists and other non-politicians are among those trying to craft a plan for presidential elections amid divisions within the country's democracy uprising. (AP Photo/Toufik Doudou)
July 06, 2019 - 10:03 am
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Prominent Algerians from various walks of life tried Saturday to craft a plan to pull their country out of political crisis and prepare for presidential elections — but faced pressure from authorities and divisions within the country's democratic movement. Opposition former...
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