Democracy

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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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 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 11, 2019 - 11:37 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A political transition agreement between Sudan's military and a pro-democracy coalition is expected to be signed Saturday, a top African Union diplomat said early Friday. Mohammed el-Hassan Labat's announcement came just hours after the Sudanese military claimed it thwarted...
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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 - 3:09 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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Greek opposition New Democracy conservative party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis with his daughter Dafni arrive at the New Democracy headquarters in Athens, on Sunday, July 7, 2019. Exit polls in Greece's general election indicate conservative opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis has won a comfortable victory over left-wing Prime Minsiter Alexis Tsipras. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
July 07, 2019 - 11:46 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on Greece's parliamentary election (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has conceded his country's parliamentary election and said he phoned conservative opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis to congratulate him on his victory. Official...
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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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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 - 10:05 am
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 - 2:57 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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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 03, 2019 - 11:56 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Police said they have arrested at least 13 people for Monday's pro-democracy protests, including one man accused of storming into Hong Kong's legislature building in a break-in involving hundreds of protesters who vandalized offices and the main chamber. The local man surnamed Poon...
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Police officers stand guard near a broken glass outside Legislative Council building in Hong Kong, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Hundreds of protesters swarmed into Hong Kong's legislature Monday night, defacing portraits of lawmakers and spray-painting pro-democracy slogans in the chamber before vacating it as riot police cleared surrounding streets with tear gas and then moved inside. The words read " not leave, not withdraw." (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
July 02, 2019 - 2:29 am
HONG KONG (AP) — China's government issued strong backing for Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam's embattled administration on Tuesday, saying the occupation and vandalizing of the city's legislature by pro-democracy protesters amounted to "serious illegal acts." Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng...
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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 - 1:36 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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