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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2019, file photo Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a town hall meeting at the Carson City Convention Center in Carson City, Nev. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File)

The Latest: Sanders claims Bloomberg will not excite voters

Feb. 16, 2020 1:08 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders laced into billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg at a Democratic Party dinner in Las Vegas while Bloomberg was campaigning in Virginia. Sanders rattled off a list of...

Supporters for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., raise their hands to be counted during a Democratic party caucus at Hoover High School, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

US counterintel strategy emphasizes protection of democracy

Feb. 10, 2020 10:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government's top counterintelligence official said Monday that he was concerned Russia or other foreign adversaries could exploit the chaos of the Iowa caucuses to sow distrust in the integrity of America's elections. “How can an adversary take what happened in Iowa and...

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi arrives at 10 Downing Street, in London, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, for a bilateral meeting with Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Egypt frees pro-democracy activist imprisoned for 4 years

Feb. 7, 2020 6:36 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Friday freed a pro-democracy activist who spent over four years in prison and rose to local prominence as one of the faces of the country's 2011 uprising, his lawyer said. Ramy Sayed, 31, had coordinated protests for the April 6 youth movement, a group that helped catalyze the Arab...

Christopher Le Mon, right, a precinct captain for former Vice President Joe Biden, counts supporters during the Democratic caucus at Hempstead High School in Dubuque, Iowa, on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (Nicki Kohl/Telegraph Herald via AP)

Iowa a carnival of democracy for media — until it went sour

Feb. 4, 2020 4:52 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — As MSNBC's Katy Tur wandered through a gym in Des Moines during her network's coverage of the Iowa caucuses Monday, she found a voter wearing a Bernie Sanders button sitting with supporters of Amy Klobuchar. “I'm a little split,” the woman conceded. Call her the poster girl...

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2016 file photo, Brazil's impeached President Dilma Rousseff receives flowers and gifts from supporters as she leaves the presidential residence, Alvorada Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil. The Academy Award nomination for a Brazilian documentary about the impeachment of then-President Dilma Rousseff has once again laid bare the polarization of Latin America's largest democracy. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)

Brazil documentary gets Oscar nomination, exposes division

Jan. 13, 2020 6:20 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — The Academy Award nomination for a Brazilian documentary about the impeachment of then-President Dilma Rousseff has laid bare the polarization of Latin America's largest democracy. In “The Edge of Democracy," 36-year-old filmmaker Petra Costa uses her personal story to argue that...

Teng Biao, a Chinese legal scholar and human rights activist who now lives in the U.S, speaks during a forum in Taipei, Taiwan on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. Chinese pro-democracy activists who traveled to Taiwan to observe its presidential election said Sunday that the re-election of independence-leaning President Tsai Ing-wen gave them cause for hope despite Beijing's quashing of dissent on the mainland. (AP Photo/Elaine Kurtenbach)

China democracy activists cheered by Taiwan election results

Jan. 12, 2020 4:31 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Chinese pro-democracy activists who traveled to Taiwan to observe the island's presidential election said Sunday that the reelection of independence-leaning President Tsai Ing-wen gave them cause for hope despite Beijing's quashing of dissent on the mainland. More than a dozen...

Supporters of the anti-military Future Forward Party participate in a run dubbed as

Thousands run against 'dictatorship' in Thai capital

Jan. 12, 2020 2:48 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thousands of anti-government protesters took part in the “Run Against Dictatorship” in the Thai capital Sunday in the biggest political demonstration in years. Organizers said more than 13,000 people turned up for the run at a park, demanding that Prime Minister Prayuth...

Taiwan's 2020 presidential election candidate, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen celebrates her victory with supporters in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020.  Taiwan's independence-leaning President Tsai Ing-wen won a second term in a landslide election victory Saturday, signaling strong support for her tough stance against China. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

Taiwan’s leader reelected as voters back tough China stance

Jan. 11, 2020 11:11 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Tsai Ing-wen was reelected as Taiwan's president by a landslide Saturday in a victory that signaled strong support for her tough stance against China among voters determined to defend their democratic way of life. Tsai, from the Democratic Progressive Party, soundly defeated...

Taiwanese begin voting in test of calls by independence-leaning President Tsai Ing-wen to uphold democracy

Jan. 10, 2020 7:04 PM EST
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese begin voting in test of calls by independence-leaning President Tsai Ing-wen to uphold democracy.
A supporter of Han Kuo-yu, Taiwan's 2020 presidential election candidate for the KMT or Nationalist Party, wearing the colors of the Taiwan flag, waits for the start of a campaign rally in southern Taiwan's Kaohsiung city on Friday, Jan 10, 2020. Taiwan will hold its presidential election on Jan. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Taiwan president urges voters to turn out, uphold democracy

Jan. 10, 2020 9:04 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — T aiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen urged her supporters to turn out at the polls in force as campaigning for national elections wrapped up Friday with last minute stumping and rousing rallies before this weekend's election. “Every one of us must vote!” Tsai told a late...