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US officials express concern about threats to 2018, 2020 elections, DHS head: 'Our democracy is in the crosshairs'

Aug. 2, 2018 1:29 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US officials express concern about threats to 2018, 2020 elections, DHS head: 'Our democracy is in the crosshairs'

The Latest: Counting underway in Zimbabwe's historic vote

Jul. 30, 2018 3:40 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's election (all times local): 9:30 p.m. The last of Zimbabwe's voters have cast their ballots by the light of lanterns, candles and mobile phones as counting is underway in a historic election. The final results are expected within five days in the first...

Opposition says Cambodian election was death of democracy

Jul. 30, 2018 7:00 AM EDT

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 with it...

UK lawmakers recommend tougher rules on Facebook

Jul. 28, 2018 3:07 PM EDT

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 House of...

Review: A close look at the war on truth and democracy

Jul. 25, 2018 12:24 PM EDT

"The Death of Truth: Notes on Falsehood in the Age of Trump" (Tim Duggan Books), by Michiko Kakutani There's a fierce battle going on in the United States and it's more crucial than the rivalry between rich and poor, liberals and conservatives, and Democrats and Republicans. It's the struggle to preserve the...

Ethiopia has 'no option' but multiparty democracy, PM says

Jul. 22, 2018 12:20 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia has "no option" but to pursue multi-party democracy, the 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 the...

Ethiopia has 'no option' but multiparty democracy, new prime minister says in latest shakeup

Jul. 22, 2018 10:36 AM EDT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Ethiopia has 'no option' but multiparty democracy, new prime minister says in latest shakeup.

US calls voided Moldovan election 'a threat to democracy'

Jun. 28, 2018 10:01 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The U.S. State Department says the invalidation of recent mayoral elections by the country's top court is "a threat to Moldovan democracy." Andrei Nastase, a pro-European prosecutor who opposes the Russia-friendly policies of Moldova's government, won Chisinau's June 3 mayoral...

Pence pledges support to Venezuelans until democracy returns

Jun. 27, 2018 9:00 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met with some Venezuelan migrants Wednesday and pledged that the U.S. will support Venezuelans who have fled their homeland until "democracy is restored" in the South American country. While visiting a shelter in the city of Manaus in the Brazilian Amazon,...

The Latest: White House to arrange Trump-Erdogan phone call

Jun. 25, 2018 6:04 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Sunday's presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey (all times local): 1 a.m. The White House is working to arrange a telephone call between President Donald Trump and newly re-elected Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (REH'-jehp TY'-ihp UR'-doh-wahn)....