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Biden: 'Democracy survived' Capitol riot because of police

Oct. 16, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Framed by the Capitol, President Joe Biden paid tribute Saturday to fallen law enforcement officers and honored those who fought off the Jan. 6 insurrection at that very site by declaring “because of you, democracy survived.” Biden spoke at the...

Trump's not going away — and neither is investigator Schiff

Oct. 16, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a year out of the White House, Donald Trump continues to circle the Republican Party, commanding attention and influence as he ponders another run for the presidency. And still circling Trump is Rep. Adam Schiff. Schiff,...

Trump's not going away — and neither is investigator Schiff

Oct. 15, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a year out of the White House, Donald Trump continues to circle the Republican Party, commanding attention and influence as he ponders another run for the presidency. And still circling Trump is Rep. Adam Schiff. Schiff,...

Media groups welcome 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for journalists

Oct. 08, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

Journalists, human rights groups and other activists enthusiastically welcomed the awarding of this year's Nobel Peace Prize to two reporters at a time when media around the world face new pressures and crackdowns from the authorities. Friday's announcement awarding the...

Merkel urges Germans to keep fighting for democracy

Oct. 03, 2021 15:01 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germans must keep working for democracy, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday as the country celebrated the 31st anniversary of the merger of East and West. In what is expected to be one of her last major speeches, the outgoing chancellor said that...

Police halt 4-person National Day protest in Hong Kong

Oct. 01, 2021 03:51 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Police in Hong Kong halted a four-person pro-democracy protest on China’s National Day Friday amid a expanding crackdown on free speech and opposition politics. Chanting and carrying a placard calling for the release of Hong Kongers arrested in the...

Hong Kong June 4 vigil organizers to disband amid crackdown

Sep. 25, 2021 07:24 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Hong Kong group that had organized annual vigils in remembrance of victims of the Chinese military’s crushing of the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests voted to disband Saturday amid an ongoing crackdown on independent political activism in the...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Sep. 21, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

Bloomington Pantagraph. September 18, 2021. Editorial: Positive signs at signing The presence of elected Republicans beside Gov. J.B. Pritzker as a bill signing this week shows sometimes politicians can put people over party. ...

Latin American leaders divided on OAS at regional meeting

Sep. 18, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador wants to leave questions of human rights and democracy to the United Nations, as part of his continuing criticisms of the Organization of American States. López Obrador spoke Saturday at the meeting of...

Algerian state television says ex-President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, ousted amid pro-democracy protests, dies at 84

Sep. 17, 2021 19:21 PM EDT
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian state television says ex-President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, ousted amid pro-democracy protests, dies at 84.