Democracy

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a media conference with European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini at the EU Council building in Brussels. With the prime minister facing a slew of corruption allegations, the peace process at a standstill and the government moving to stifle critics, it is no secret that Israel is a deeply divided nation. But a new survey released Tuesday shows just how divided the country has become. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
December 12, 2017 - 3:37 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — With the prime minister facing a slew of corruption allegations, the peace process at a standstill and the government moving to stifle critics, it is no secret that Israel is a deeply polarized nation. But a new survey released on Tuesday shows just how divided the country has...
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From left, Hong Kong's young democracy leaders Lester Shum, Joshua Wong and Alex Chow pose for photographers in front of the High Court in Hong Kong, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Wong faces a possible new prison sentence in a case stemming from 2014 protests in the semiautonomous Chinese city. He's among a group of activists awaiting sentencing following their convictions months earlier. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
December 07, 2017 - 4:28 am
HONG KONG (AP) — A judge put off sentencing Thursday for young Hong Kong democracy leader Joshua Wong in a contempt case stemming from 2014 protests in the semiautonomous Chinese city. The 21-year-old Wong, who was out on bail while he appeals a prison sentence in a separate case, was among 16...
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December 07, 2017 - 12:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced Wednesday it will restrict visas for Cambodians "undermining democracy" in the Southeast Asian nation following the dissolution of the main opposition party and a crackdown on independent media. The State Department said it was a direct response...
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A Nepalese man casts his vote during the legislative elections in Chautara, Sindupalchowk, 80 kilometers (50 miles) east of Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. People lined up to vote in the mountain villages and towns on the foothills of some of the highest mountains in world in Nepal’s first provincial polls that promises to bring government closer to the rural and remote areas. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
November 26, 2017 - 8:58 am
CHAUTARA, Nepal (AP) — Residents of mountain villages and foothill towns voted Sunday in Nepal's first provincial polls, with the hope of bringing government closer to the Himalayan nation's rural and remote areas. Nepal's chief election commissioner, Ayodhi Prasad Yadav, said turnout was more than...
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Supporters dance and run on the field after Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in at the presidential inauguration ceremony in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. Mnangagwa was sworn in as Zimbabwe's president after Robert Mugabe resigned on Tuesday, ending his 37-year rule. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
November 24, 2017 - 6:10 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on the inauguration of Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Some international leaders are urging Zimbabwe's new president to deliver on his promises of inclusiveness, economic reform and free and fair elections. Britain's...
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Officials prepare for a gathering outside the ruling party ZANU PF headquarters in Harare, Wednesday Nov. 22, 2017 where returning recently fired vice president and now president elect, Emmerson Mnangagwa is expected to address crowds of supporters. Mnangagwa has retuned to Harare to be sworn in as the country's new leader Friday, after Robert Mugabe announced his resignation in the middle of impeachment proceedings again him Tuesday. (AP Photo/Christopher Torchia)
November 22, 2017 - 12:34 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Zimbabwe's incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa says the country is witnessing a "new and unfolding democracy" in his first public speech in his new role. He is addressing a huge crowd outside ruling party...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 file photo, school students run for safety between police and protestors during clashes in the Kawangware suburb of Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya's bruising election drama highlights challenges to a flawed democracy that faces protracted pressures unless rival camps can accommodate, while the question of how the democratic institutions and relatively open society will respond is a bellwether for the continent. (AP Photo/Will Swanson, File)
November 02, 2017 - 11:59 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Distraught Kenyan schoolgirls huddled against an alleyway wall, trapped between stone-throwing protesters and police wielding clubs and firing tear gas in an outbreak of violence following Kenya's disputed election that left national divisions more entrenched. The girls...
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Young Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong listens to questions during an interview outside the legislative council in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. The 21-year-old Wong, who is currently appealing a prison sentence related to pro-democracy protests, warns that China's rise means human rights are in increasingly greater danger of being overshadowed globally by business interests. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
November 01, 2017 - 6:18 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Young Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong warned Wednesday that China's rise means human rights are in increasingly greater danger of being overshadowed globally by business interests. He was responding to questions about his expectations for an upcoming Asian tour by U.S...
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Northern League leader Matteo Salvini is seen on a tablet device as he talks to reporters during a news conference at the Northern League headquarters, in Milan, Italy, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. The presidents of Italy's wealthy northern regions of Veneto and Lombardy on Sunday claimed victory in autonomy referendums that seek to grab additional powers and tax revenue from Rome, riding a global tide of self-determination that has swamped Spain's Catalonia region. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
October 23, 2017 - 10:08 am
MILAN (AP) — The passage of a pair of referendums seeking greater autonomy for two wealthy regions in Italy was "a lesson in democracy for Europe," the head of Italy's right-wing Northern League party said Monday. Voters in the neighboring Lombardy and Veneto regions overwhelmingly supported ballot...
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October 10, 2017 - 11:25 am
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A lawyer for a national organization that advocates for voting rights has been named the next executive director for the group Democracy North Carolina. Democracy NC's board announced Tuesday that Tomas Lopez will begin his new role in January. He'll succeed Bob Hall, who...
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