Democracy - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Democracy Sen. Warren tells grads 'our democracy depends on you' BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is urging college graduates to help improve a political landscape that she described as "ugly and frustrating." Warren made the comments while delivering the commencement speech for Boston's Wheelock College on Friday. The first-term Massachusetts Democrat called on graduates to become ... Fri, 19 May 2017 22:11:00 GMT 2017-05-19T22:11:00Z 'This is a democracy': Int'l court may be next for Duterte MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte acknowledged Tuesday that allegations he induced extrajudicial killings in his war on drugs could be raised to the International Criminal Court after an impeachment case failed in the House of Representatives. "Yeah, he can go ahead. He is free to do it. This is a democracy," Duterte said in ... Tue, 16 May 2017 05:37:00 GMT 2017-05-16T05:37:00Z Yale professor discusses best-selling book 'On Tyranny' NEW YORK (AP) — Timothy Snyder would have preferred a different path to the best-seller lists. The Yale University professor and scholar of European history, whose books include "Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin," was so alarmed by the election of Donald Trump last fall that soon after he posted a list on Facebook of "20 Lessons from the 20th Century on How to Su... Wed, 10 May 2017 14:19:00 GMT 2017-05-10T14:19:00Z Hong Kong police arrest more 2014 democracy protest leaders HONG KONG (AP) — A day after Hong Kong picked a new Beijing-backed leader, police launched a fresh round of arrests of student leaders and other prominent figures involved with the huge 2014 "Umbrella Movement" pro-democracy protests. Nine activists targeted by police were defiant as they turned themselves in at police headquarters on Monday evening, acco... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:13:00 GMT 2017-03-27T15:13:00Z No surprise: Beijing's pick Lam chosen as Hong Kong's leader HONG KONG (AP) — The candidate favored by China's Communist leadership was chosen as Hong Kong's new leader on Sunday, in the first such vote since huge pro-democracy protests erupted over the semiautonomous Chinese city's election system in 2014. A committee dominated by pro-Beijing elites selected Carrie Lam, Hong Kong's former No. 2 official, as the fi... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 10:57:00 GMT 2017-03-26T10:57:00Z Hong Kong set to get new leader as anointed by Beijing HONG KONG (AP) — A committee dominated by pro-Beijing elites cast ballots Sunday to choose Hong Kong's next leader in the first such vote since 2014's huge pro-democracy protests. The election committee's 1,194 members voted at a downtown exhibition center, with the city's former No. 2 official Carrie Lam widely expected to win after getting the backing of China's communist ... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 03:39:00 GMT 2017-03-26T03:39:00Z Hong Kong set to pick new leader anointed by Beijing HONG KONG (AP) — The three candidates vying to be Hong Kong's next leader squared off in a feisty debate in front of hundreds of voters who peppered them with questions. They wrangled over policy proposals for the semiautonomous Chinese city and took jabs at each other at Sunday night's forum. In one particularly testy exchange, frontrunner Carrie Lam, a former chief secreta... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:39:00 GMT 2017-03-21T06:39:00Z McCain says a free press is essential to a healthy democracy WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain says a free press is vital "to preserve democracy as we know it." And he cautions about efforts to muzzle a free press, saying "that's how dictators get started." The Arizona senator was asked in an interview for NBC's "Meet the Press" how he felt about President Donald Trump's tweet criticizing "the fake news media" that said "it is the en... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 04:20:00 GMT 2017-02-19T04:20:00Z Survey: Israelis increasingly losing faith in government JERUSALEM (AP) — A leading Israeli think tank on Monday said it has found that Israelis are increasingly losing faith in their government and most Israeli public institutions — findings that mirror the global trend of dissatisfaction and cynicism that helped propel Britain's exit from the European Union and the victory of President-elect Donald Trump. The... Mon, 19 Dec 2016 10:51:00 GMT 2016-12-19T10:51:00Z 'Democracy sausage' snags Australia's official word of 2016 CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A humble barbequed sausage on a slice of bread sold at polling booths around Australia has been picked as the country's official word of the year — "democracy sausage." Despite being two words, Australian National Dictionary Center director Amanda Laugesen said on Wednesday that democracy sausage qualified as Australia's word for 2016 because it wa... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 04:56:00 GMT 2016-12-14T04:56:00Z Large protests in Poland as leader vows to stifle opposition WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of anti-government protesters marched Tuesday from the former Communist party headquarters in Warsaw to the offices of Poland's current ruling party, a symbolic route chosen to underline the charge that the government is destroying democracy. The march, held under the slogan "Stop the Devastation of Poland," marked the 35th... Tue, 13 Dec 2016 19:51:00 GMT 2016-12-13T19:51:00Z