Democracy

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 - 1:03 pm
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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Sudanese people celebrate in the streets after the Sudan’s ruling military council and its pro-democracy movement both welcomed a new power-sharing agreement, Friday, July 5, 2019 in Khartoum, Sudan. 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/APTN)
July 05, 2019 - 1:05 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 - 4:36 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests on the anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China (all times local): 4:30 a.m. Hong Kong's leader has condemned protesters who broke into the city's legislature and vandalized the building. Chief Executive Carrie Lam said at an early Tuesday morning news...
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A man waves the Czech flag as people protest in Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, June 23, 2019. Protesters are on calling on Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis to step down over fraud allegations and subsidies paid to his former companies. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
June 23, 2019 - 2:52 pm
PRAGUE (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people rallied Sunday in Prague to urge Prime Minister Andrej Babis to resign, assembling from across the Czech Republic for the capital's biggest anti-government protest since the 1989 pro-democratic Velvet Revolution that brought down the communist regime...
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Ekrem Imamoglu, candidate of the secular opposition Republican People's Party, or CHP, ahead of June 23 re-run of Istanbul elections, talks to The Associated Press, in Istanbul, Monday, June 17, 2019. The 49-year-old candidate won the March 31 local elections with a slim majority, but after weeks of recounting requested by the ruling party, Turkey's electoral authority annulled the result of the vote, revoked Imamoglu's mandate and ordered the new election. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
June 17, 2019 - 10:28 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — The opposition candidate for mayor of Istanbul said Monday he believes "the injustice" caused by the cancellation of his electoral win in March will galvanize voters in his favor in Sunday's rerun election. In an interview with The Associated Press, Ekrem Imamoglu also said a second...
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Thousands of people attend a candlelight vigil for victims of the Chinese government's brutal military crackdown three decades ago on protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square at Victoria Park in Hong Kong Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Hong Kong is the only region under Beijing's jurisdiction that holds significant public commemorations of the 1989 crackdown and memorials for its victims. Hong Kong has a degree of freedom not seen on the mainland as a legacy of British rule that ended in 1997. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
June 04, 2019 - 9:42 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong gathered Tuesday night to mark 30 years since China's bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, underscoring continuing concern for Chinese human rights in the semi-autonomous territory, even as its own civil...
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Gdansk Shipyard workers lay flowers at a monument to workers slain during 1970 anti-communist protests as they mark 30 years since partly-free elections that ousted communists from power in Poland and started a chain reaction in the region, in Gdansk, Poland, Tuesday, June 4, 2019.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
June 04, 2019 - 6:53 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland is celebrating 30 years since elections that ended communist rule in the country — but political leaders are divided over that legacy. The opposition argues the 1989 vote, in which Poles chose Solidarity candidates over communists, was a milestone event that peacefully...
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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 - 8:51 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on elections for the European Parliament (all times local): 2:45 a.m. The European Parliament is projecting that the lion's share of Britain's seats will go to the Brexit Party — 29 seats for the 31% of the vote that Nigel Farage's newly founded party was forecast to win...
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