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  • Iraqi lawmakers vote in new premier’s remaining ministers
    Iraqi lawmakers have signed off on the rest of Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s government following weeks of horse-trading between political factions ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-06-06
  • Russia’s ally in Libya is battered by defeats. But Moscow has wider goals to expand its influence.
    Libya is high on Putin’s list of exerting Russian global power — for possible economic deals and military footholds. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-06-06
  • Chinese soccer superstar calls for ouster of Communist Party, stunning nation
    Hao Haidong, a retired striker for the national team, records video message saying the authoritarian regime in Beijing should be “kicked out of humanity.” ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-06-05
  • Suriname finally issues vote results showing opposition win
    Suriname’s electoral authorities have finally announced preliminary results from the May 25 elections won by opposition parties ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-06-05
  • Arctic oil spill prompts Russia’s Putin to declare emergency and slam slow response
    Putin declared a state of emergency in the Siberian city of Norilsk over the 20,000-ton spill. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-06-04
  • Germany, France hope cloud data project to boost sovereignty
    Germany and France have launched a project to set up a European cloud computing platform that they hope will enhance European economic sovereignty in the wake of the coronavirus crisis and break the continent’s dependence on U.S. and Chinese companies ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-06-04
  • Hong Kong’s legislature disrupted over national anthem bill
    The Hong Kong legislature has been suspended ahead of an expected vote on a contentious national anthem bill after pro-democracy lawmakers staged a protest, with one dropping a pot of pungent liquid in the chamber ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-06-04
  • UN moves toward ending UN-AU peacekeeping in Sudan’s Darfur
    Diplomats say the U.N. Security Council has voted unanimously to move ahead toward ending the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan’s western Darfur region and replacing it with a civilian mission focusing on the country’s democratic transition ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-06-04
  • Burundi court upholds disputed presidential election results
    Burundi’s constitutional court has upheld the results of last month’s presidential election and rejected the complaints filed by opposition leader Agathon Rwasa, who had alleged widespread irregularities ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-06-04
  • An investigation into fake news targets Brazil’s Bolsonaros, and critics fear a constitutional crisis
    Rivals accuse the president’s sons of coordinating online smear campaigns from an “office of hate.” The family denies the allegations. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-06-03
  • Putin signs Russia’s nuclear deterrent policy
    President Vladimir Putin has endorsed Russia’s nuclear deterrent policy which allows him to use atomic weapons in response to a conventional strike targeting the nation’s critical government and military infrastructure ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-06-02
  • Trump uses Russia as a shield in fight with European leaders over future of Group of Seven
    If President Trump pushes to have Russian President Vladmir Putin attend, it could be the poison pill that ensures the event won’t take place this year. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-06-02
  • UN adopts new voting procedure during COVID-19 pandemic
    The U.N. General Assembly has adopted a new voting procedure for the upcoming election of new members of the Security Council aimed at preventing a large gathering and ensuring social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-05-30
  • Tanzania opposition leader banned from comment ahead of vote
    A Tanzanian court has banned an opposition leader from making “seditious” statements for one year, just months ahead of the election in which President John Magufuli seeks a second term ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-05-29
  • Burundi opposition candidate goes to court to challenge vote
    Burundi’s top opposition leader has gone to the constitutional court to challenge the results of this month’s presidential election, alleging the vote was rigged in favor of the ruling party candidate ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-05-28
  • OPEC and Allied Nations Extend Production Cut of Nearly 10 Million Barrels to Boost Oil Prices
    (DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — OPEC and allied nations agreed Saturday to extend a production cut of nearly 10 million barrels of oil a day through the end of July, hoping to boost energy prices hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Ministers of the cartel and outside nations ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-06-06
  • In Solidarity and as a Symbol of Global Injustices, a Syrian Artist Painted a Mural to George Floyd on a Bombed Idlib Building
    When Syrian painter Aziz Asmar saw the video showing the dying moments of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the violence felt close to home even if it happened 6,000 miles away. To Asmar, the handcuffed, unarmed black man pleading that he couldn’t breathe as a white police officer ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-06-06
  • Why the Protests in the U.S. Are an Awakening for Non-Black People Around the World
    The United States is alight with the flame of revolution. Like wildfire, it spreads, and it has been a long time coming. But revolution is borderless, and racism is not solely an American problem. Though the murder of George Floyd at the knee of police was ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-06-05
  • Russia Declares Emergency Following Spill of 20,000 Tons of Oil in the Arctic Circle
    Russian President Vladimir Putin declared a state of emergency in the city of Norilsk after a massive oil spill in the Arctic region. An estimated 20,000 tons of fuel from a power plant spilled onto a road, and a large part made its way into an river ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-06-04
  • Defiant Hongkongers Commemorate Tiananmen Square Massacre Despite Ban
    Thousands of Hong Kong protesters defied a police ban Thursday night to stage an annual vigil on the anniversary of June 4, 1989 — the date that Chinese tanks rolled into Beijing’s Tiananmen Square to crush a student-led democracy movement. For the past three decades, semiautonomous Hong ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-06-04
  • Hong Kong Is Caught in the Middle of the Great U.S.-China Power Struggle
    The protesters didn’t expect to be back on the streets so soon. Life in Hong Kong had only just started to resemble a new normal after the threat of the pandemic subsided. But there they were again on May 24, dressed in black, ready for the storm ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-06-04
  • Hong Kong Outlaws Insulting China’s National Anthem
    (HONG KONG) — Hong Kong’s legislature approved a contentious bill Thursday that makes it illegal to insult the Chinese national anthem. The legislation was approved after pro-democracy opposition lawmakers tried to disrupt the vote. The bill was passed with 41 lawmakers voting for it and just one ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-06-04
  • U.N. Condemns ‘Deep-Seated Impunity’ in Philippines’ Drug War
    (GENEVA) — The U.N. human rights office called on the Philippine government in a new report Thursday to end all violence targeting suspected drug offenders and to disband private and state-backed paramilitary groups. The U.N. rights office chronicled long-standing concerns about state-backed and vigilante violence that it ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-06-04
  • North Korea Threatens to Halt Military Agreement Over Anti-Pyongyang Leaflets Sent by Defectors
    (SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korea threatened on Thursday to end an inter-Korean military agreement reached in 2018 to reduce tensions if the South fails to prevent activists from flying anti-Pyongyang leaflets over the border. Kim Yo Jong, the powerful sister of North Korea’s leader, also said ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-06-03
  • ‘The Edge of an Abyss.’ How the World’s Newspapers Are Responding As the U.S. Descends Into Chaos
    As protests over police racism and racial inequality have spread to more than 140 U.S. cities in the week since the death of George Floyd, the world has been watching. Demonstrators have marched through streets or gathered at U.S. embassies in Canada, the U.K., Germany and beyond, ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-06-02
  • Hong Kong Blocks Annual Vigil Commemorating Tiananmen Square Crackdown
    (HONG KONG) — Hong Kong police rejected an application Monday by organizers for an annual candlelight vigil marking the anniversary this week of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, as residents rushed to apply for passports that could allow them to move to the United Kingdom It would ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-06-01
  • These Are 10 ‘Most Urgent’ Cases of Threats to Press Freedom In The World Right Now
    A text to a colleague that he was “surrounded by soldiers” was the last that was heard of journalist Ibraimo Abú Mbaruco after he left work in the northern Cabo Delgado province of Mozambique on April 7. Since then, the reporter and news presenter for Palma Community ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-06-01
  • Thousands Around the World Join the U.S. in Protesting the Death of George Floyd
    (LONDON) — Nations around the world have watched in horror at the five days of civil unrest in the United States following the death of a black man being detained by police. But they have not been surprised. Racism-tinged events no longer startle even America’s closest allies, ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-05-31
  • China’s Communist Party Says U.S. Actions on Hong Kong Is ‘Doomed to Fail’
    (BEIJING) — The mouthpiece newspaper of China’s ruling Communist Party said Saturday that the U.S. decision to end some trading privileges for Hong Kong “grossly interferes” in China’s internal affairs and is “doomed to fail.” The Hong Kong government called President Donald Trump’s announcement unjustified and said ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-05-30
  • What Will Happen as the Coronavirus Pandemic Epicenter Moves to Latin America
    This week, Latin America outstripped both the United States and Europe to officially register more daily new cases of coronavirus, earning the Americas the dubious distinction of becoming the world’s newest epicenter of the global pandemic crisis, according to the World Health Organization. The pandemic is shifting ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-05-30
  • Ex-Defense Secretary: White House Is ‘Leading Us Down The Trail Toward A Dictatorship’
    Trump “has no understanding of what the rule of law really means in this country,” argued William Cohen. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-06-06
  • As They Scream Voter Fraud, Trump And His Press Secretary May Have Voted Illegally
    Kayleigh McEnany was living in Washington, but voted in Florida. Trump used an address he promised Palm Beach officials would not be a residence. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-06-05
  • Tennessee Must Allow Vote By Mail For All Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Judge Rules
    The judge ruled the state’s limits on absentee voting constitute “an unreasonable burden on the fundamental right to vote guaranteed by the Tennessee Constitution.” ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-06-05
  • Trump Went Full-On Fascist For A Photo-Op. What’s He Willing To Do To Keep Power?
    Authoritarianism experts worry that Trump could abuse his powers to try to disrupt the November election or delegitimize the result if he loses. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-06-03
  • Tammy Duckworth: Trump’s Use Of Military Against Protesters Is ‘Disgusting’
    The president is “a draft-dodging wannabe tinpot dictator,” said the Illinois senator and Iraq War vet. “How dare you politicize our military.” ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-06-03
  • GOP Group Scorches Trump On Fox News With Call To End His ‘American Carnage’
    Republican Voters Against Trump is urging Americans to vote the president out of office in November. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-06-03
  • Conservative Icon George Will Urges November Sweep: Vote Out Trump, All GOP Enablers
    The conservative commentator says it's time to send Republicans a message at the ballot box. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-06-02
  • Taylor Swift Slams Trump For ‘Stoking’ Fires Of ‘White Supremacy And Racism’
    The singer tweeted an angry message at the president in response to his tweets on the Minneapolis protests, insisting that "we will vote you out in November." ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-05-29
  • They Were Fervent Trump Supporters. Then Coronavirus Hit.
    Trump won among voters 45 and older in 2016. But polls show he’s losing their support ― and his response to the pandemic may not be helping. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-05-29
  • Twitter Users Go Postal Over Donald Trump’s Latest Baseless Voter Fraud Claims
    "Next week it will be dogs opening the mailboxes and chewing up the ballots," one person hit back in response. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-05-29
  • Rank-And-File Republicans Turn On Trump In New Effort To Block His Reelection
    “I’d vote for a tuna fish sandwich before I’d vote for Donald Trump again," says one voter in the videos. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-05-29
  • Trump Makes Baseless Claim About Children Stealing Vote-By-Mail Ballots
    The president has been railing against voting by mail, often spreading misinformation, as states seek to expand its use amid the coronavirus pandemic. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-05-28
  • George Floyd’s Death Resurfaces Amy Klobuchar’s Tough-On-Crime, Easy-On-Cops Record
    Joe Biden won the support of black voters. Picking Klobuchar as his running mate could unravel that. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-05-28
  • Kellyanne Conway Voted By Mail — But She Thinks You Should Have To Wait In Line
    She argued that if you'd wait an hour to buy a cupcake, you ought to be able to wait that long to vote. Yet in 2018, she ditched the line and voted by mail. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-05-28
  • House Democrats Abandon Vote On FISA Reauthorization
    President Donald Trump's veto threat, along with progressive complaints, helped derail a vote on major domestic surveillance programs. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-05-28