Democracy

Maldivian policemen stand guard in front of the building housing the election office of the opposition presidential candidate in Male, Maldives, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. Maldives police say they have raided the main campaign office of opposition presidential candidate on eve of election. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
September 22, 2018 - 2:35 pm
MALE, Maldives (AP) — Police in the Maldives raided the main campaign office of the opposition presidential candidate on Saturday, the eve of an election viewed as a referendum on whether democracy will survive in the country. Police said they had obtained a warrant to search the office based on...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2013, file photo, Maldives' newly elected President Yaamin Abdul Gayoom recites the oath during his inauguration in Male, Maldives. Gayoom, the brother of the Maldives' former authoritarian ruler, was sworn as the country's new president on Sunday, a day after his runoff victory capped a messy election that raised concerns that the tiny archipelago nation's new and fragile democracy was in jeopardy. (AP Photo/Sinan Hussain, File)
September 21, 2018 - 1:49 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A decade after people took to the streets to welcome democracy to the Maldives, an Indian Ocean archipelago, voters head to the polls on Sunday in what has become a referendum on whether democracy will stay. The Maldives' third multiparty presidential election is being...
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September 09, 2018 - 3:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says its preference for the peaceful, orderly return to democracy in Venezuela remains "unchanged." White House National Security Council spokesman Garrett Marquis commented Sunday following a New York Times report that Trump administration officials have...
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In this circa 1987 photo, AP photographer Kim Chon-kil looks at negatives at the Seoul, South Korea bureau. Kim suffered a broken arm when he was caught between rock-throwing students and riot police. Former Associated Press photojournalist Kim, whose images captured South Korea's turbulent transition from dictatorship to democracy, has died. He was 89. Kim's son, Kim Kuchul, confirmed he died in New York on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Corporate Archives)
September 08, 2018 - 4:27 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former Associated Press photojournalist Kim Chonkil, whose images captured South Korea's turbulent transition from dictatorship to democracy, has died. He was 89. Kim's son, Kim Kuchul, said he died in New York on Thursday after fighting kidney and respiratory problems...
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Polling station officials empty ballots boxes before counting at a polling station in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sunday, July 29, 2018. With the main opposition silenced, Cambodians were voting in an election Sunday virtually certain to return to office Prime Minister Hun Sen and his party who have been in power for more than three decades. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
July 30, 2018 - 6:59 am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The ruling party of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen congratulated itself Monday on its election victory, while the opposition party unable to contest the polls said they marked the death of democracy in the Southeast Asian country, making its government and any dealings...
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FILE - This March 29, 2018 file photo shows the Facebook logo on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. Facebook plummeted 19 percent Thursday, July 26, 2018, after warning of slower growth ahead, erasing more than $100 billion in value. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 28, 2018 - 6:10 am
LONDON (AP) — The U.K. government should increase oversight of social media like Facebook and election campaigns to protect democracy in the digital age, a parliamentary committee has recommended in a scathing report on fake news, data misuse and interference by Russia. The interim report by the...
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July 22, 2018 - 11:07 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Ethiopia has "no option" but to pursue multi-party democracy, the country's reformist new prime minister said Sunday, again shaking up Africa's second most populous nation that for decades has been ruled by a single coalition. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's chief of staff announced...
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June 23, 2018 - 10:59 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Lech Walesa, Poland's former president and pro-democracy leader, said Saturday he is joining forces with the opposition to prevent Poland's right-wing ruling party from winning a string of upcoming elections. The 74-year-old Walesa spoke at a meeting of opposition parties and...
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Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg.
(AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
May 12, 2018 - 3:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are facing an "epidemic of dishonesty" in Washington that's more dangerous than terrorism or communism. That's according to former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who warned in a commencement speech on Saturday at Texas' Rice University that "an endless barrage of...
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