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  • Putin offers NATO site inspections to avoid missile buildup
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed that NATO and Russia should conduct mutual inspections of each other’s military bases to secure a moratorium on the deployment of new missiles in Europe following last year’s demise of a U.S.-Russian nuclear arms pact ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-10-26
  • Chileans vote on whether to rewrite dictatorship-era charter
    Chileans are deciding whether to draft a new constitution to replace guiding principles imposed four decades ago under a military dictatorship ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-10-25
  • Early count has Chileans backing rewriting the constitution
    Early returns from Sunday’s plebiscite in Chile are giving a big “yes” vote for drafting a new constitution to replace guiding principles imposed four decades ago under the military dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-10-25
  • Egyptians vote in second day of parliamentary elections
    Egyptians on Sunday trickled into polling stations on the second day of voting for the country’s parliamentary election amid a slight uptick in daily recorded coronavirus cases ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-10-25
  • Observers say Tanzania’s presidential vote is already flawed
    Tanzania’s opposition faces a new obstacle in its quest to unseat President John Magufuli in Wednesday’s election: It says the government has made it difficult to accredit thousands of opposition electoral observers who want to ensure the vote is fair ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-10-25
  • Scholars decry Japan PM’s academic panel rejections
    Scholars who had their membership to join Japan’s national academy denied by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga say the rejection was unconstitutional ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-10-23
  • Final count gives leftist big victory in Bolivia election
    A final official vote count has given leftist Luis Arce a smashing victory in Bolivia’s presidential election ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-10-23
  • Final count gives leftist big victory in Bolivia election
    A final official vote count has given leftist Luis Arce a smashing victory in Bolivia’s presidential election ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-10-23
  • In 2020, casting a ballot from space may be easier than casting one on Earth
    "Vote while you float": NASA astronauts weigh in from orbit. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-10-22
  • Ex-PM Hariri asked to form new gov’t in crisis-hit Lebanon
    Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun has asked former Prime Minister Saad Hariri to form the country’s next government after he secured enough votes from lawmakers ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-10-22
  • Canadian opposition leader says he won’t vote for election
    The leader of one of Canada’s opposition parties said Wednesday he will not give Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “the election he is looking for.” ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-10-21
  • Myanmar polls body defends canceled voting in insecure areas
    Myanmar’s election supervisory body has defended its decision to cancel voting in several areas of the country in next month’s general election, saying it could not be free and fair because of ongoing conflicts with armed ethnic rebel groups ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-10-20
  • Sri Lanka court: Constitutional amendment needs referendum
    Sri Lanka’s highest court has ruled that four sections of a proposed amendment to the constitution that would consolidate power in the president’s hands will need approval in a public referendum to become law because they are against the people’s sovereignty ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-10-20
  • Chile braces for constitutional referendum in the wake of violent clashes
    After clashes on Sunday, concerns are mounting that Chile may be set for more violence after a tumultuous year. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-10-20
  • Guinea votes to see if president can extend decade in power
    Guinean President Alpha Conde is seeking to extend his decade in power, facing off against his longtime rival Cellou Dalein Diallo for the third time at the polls ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-10-18
  • U.S. Christian Right Groups Are Pouring Millions Into Conservative and Anti-LGBTQ Causes in Europe, New Report Says
    Twenty-eight U.S. Christian right groups have spent millions of dollars pursuing conservative agendas that threaten LGBTQ and women’s rights in Europe, a new investigation by British news website openDemocracy found Tuesday. The investigation by openDemocracy found that more than two dozen organizations have been involved in legal ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-10-27
  • Protests Against an Abortion Ban Continue for a Fifth Day in Poland
    WARSAW, Poland — Women’s rights activists and many thousands of supporters held a fifth day of protests across Poland on Monday, defying pandemic restrictions to express their fury at a top court decision that tightens the predominantly Catholic nation’s already strict abortion law. In Warsaw, mostly young ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-10-26
  • Deaths in South Korea After Flu Vaccinations Shouldn’t Stop Flu Shot Campaigns
    Four dozen people in South Korea have died after recently receiving their seasonal flu shots, but health officials there say the deaths were not related to the vaccinations. South Korean health officials found no direct link between the deaths and the flu shots and plan to continue the ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-10-26
  • Chilean Voters Overwhelmingly Back Rewriting Their Constitution
    (SANTIAGO, Chile) — Amid a year of contagion and turmoil, Chileans turned out Sunday to vote overwhelmingly in favor of having a constitutional convention draft a new charter to replace guiding principles imposed four decades ago under the military dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet. The country’s conservative government ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-10-26
  • Poland’s President Andrzej Duda Tests Positive for COVID-19
    WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s President Andrzej Duda has tested positive for coronavirus but is feeling well, his spokesman said Saturday. Duda’s diagnosis comes amid a huge surge in confirmed new cases of COVID-19 and virus-related deaths in Poland, a nation that saw only very low infection rates in ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-10-24
  • The U.K. Is Facing a Child Hunger Crisis. A Sports Star Won’t Wait For the Government To Act
    On Wednesday night, U.K. lawmakers voted against a motion that would have extended free school meals to children over school vacations, helping to offset a growing hunger crisis in the country that has left as many as a fifth of children in households regularly beset by hunger. The ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-10-23
  • You Can Now Get a COVID-19 Vaccine in China. That Might Not Be a Good Thing
    Li Shurui didn’t hesitate. Faced with putting his life on hold indefinitely or the risk of catching COVID-19 by returning to university in the U.K., the 22-year-old business student decided to roll up his sleeve and receive an experimental coronavirus vaccine. Two injections made by Beijing Kexing Biological ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-10-22
  • Exclusive: Alleged Hunter Biden Emails Circulated in Ukraine as Rudy Giuliani Dug for Dirt There Last Year
    Explicit photos and emails purportedly belonging to Hunter Biden were circulating in Ukraine last year at the same time that Rudy Giuliani was searching for dirt there on former Vice President Joe Biden, two people approached about the material during that period tell TIME. The emails’ alleged availability, ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-10-21
  • The Beheading of a Teacher in France Exposes a Cultural Schism That Threatens President Macron’s Future
    Even in a country that has suffered devastating terrorist attacks in the past five years, the macabre beheading of a schoolteacher Oct. 16 has stunned France, as politicians and regular citizens grapple with religious extremism in their midst—igniting a political battle that could threaten the prospects of President ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-10-21
  • The Far-Left Wins Back Power in Bolivia. What Does That Mean for the Country’s Future?
    Almost a year after Bolivian president Evo Morales fled his country amid unrest over his perceived attempt to steal a fourth term in office, his party is set to return to power, claiming a decisive victory in a high-stakes presidential election and launching a new era for the ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-10-20
  • What a Biden Presidency Might Mean for the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
    Husam Zomlot says he never had curtains fitted for the house that was his residence for a year and a half in Washington D.C. So convinced was the head of the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s mission to the U.S. that his family’s stay would be temporary that much ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-10-19
  • Chileans Are About to Vote on Rewriting Their Whole Constitution. Will It Turn a ‘Social Explosion’ Into a New Plan for the Country?
    Natalia Aravena rushed down a small side street to escape, she recalls. Chile’s police force, the carabineros, were dispersing a protest near Santiago’s presidential palace on Oct. 28 2019, one of hundreds that broke out over inequality and the cost of living in the South American country late ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-10-17
  • New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern Just Won a Landslide Victory. What Will She Do Now?
    If everything had gone to plan, Jacinda Ardern would have been re-elected Prime Minister of New Zealand on Sept. 19, the 127th anniversary of Kiwi women becoming the first on the planet to have both the right to vote and two x-chromosomes. The pandemic nixed that shrewdly ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-10-17
  • The Fatal Gang Rape of a Young Woman Is Forcing a Reckoning in India Over the Caste System
    On Sept. 29, a 19 year-old woman died of injuries after she was allegedly gang raped by a group of men in a field in Hathras district, in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. She was a Dalit, member of a community at the bottom of India’s ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-10-15
  • I Was Shot and Lost My Sight for Protesting Inequality in Chile. We Need to Keep Demanding Justice
    My life changed completely on Nov. 8 last year. That day, Carabinero officers—members of the Chilean National Police—shot me in both eyes, leaving me completely blind. Why did they shoot me? For exercising my right to protest. Before that day, I was an ordinary student ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-10-15
  • Ex-Trump Officials Line Up Against Him In Damning New Republican Ad
    Former DHS officials and a Pence aide speak out against the president in a new video by Republican Voters Against Trump. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-10-27
  • Brett Kavanaugh Just Endorsed A Radical Legal Theory That Could Cause Election Chaos
    The Trump appointee affirms Trump’s suspicions about late-counted ballots and lays out his desire to block state courts from expanding voting rights. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-10-26
  • Justice Kagan Says Supreme Court ‘Failed’ To Protect Voters Amid Pandemic
    The liberal justices dissented as the Supreme Court ruled against extending Wisconsin’s deadline to count mailed-in ballots received after Election Day. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-10-26
  • Republicans Weaponized White Motherhood To Get Amy Coney Barrett Confirmed
    A devoted mother. A woman of faith. A nice white lady. How bad could she be? ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-10-26
  • Latino Turnout Could Decide Who Wins Pennsylvania
    Thousands of Puerto Ricans fleeing Hurricane Maria settled in Pennsylvania. Democrats hope to capitalize on these voters' dissatisfaction with Trump. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-10-26
  • Senate Likely To Confirm Amy Coney Barrett To Supreme Court, Cementing Conservative Majority
    The rush to confirm Barrett has bitterly divided Democrats and Republicans, who are expected to split along party lines on the final vote. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-10-26
  • More People Have Already Voted Early Than In 2016 With Days To Go Before Election
    A total of 58.6 million ballots have been cast so far, according to The Associated Press. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-10-26
  • NYPD Officer Suspended After Blasting ‘Trump 2020’ From Patrol Car Loudspeaker
    Chilling incident occurred on first day of early voting. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-10-25
  • Senate Advances Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court Nomination
    The 48-year-old Trump-picked judge is now one vote away from serving on the high court and solidifying a 6-3 conservative majority for the foreseeable future. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-10-25
  • They Lost Their Jobs In The Pandemic. Now Defeating Trump Is Full-Time Work.
    Hundreds of laid-off service workers — many of them immigrants Trump has insulted — are getting out the vote in Nevada, Arizona, Florida and Pennsylvania. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-10-25
  • Voting For Kanye West Is ‘Not Funny,’ Warns Jennifer Aniston
    "Please be responsible," actor pleads as she drops off her own ballot early in West Hollywood. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-10-25
  • Joe Biden Reportedly Planning Visit To Georgia Where Polls Show Very Tight Race
    Biden and Trump are currently neck-and-neck in the polls in Georgia, a state that hasn’t voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since 1992. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-10-24
  • Thousands Of Early Voters Waited For Hours In Snaking Lines On Saturday To Cast Their Ballots
    New York voters waited in long lines on the first day of early voting in their state. Voters also flooded polling sites in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Alabama and elsewhere. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-10-24
  • Lisa Murkowski Says She’ll Vote To Confirm Amy Coney Barrett
    The Republican senator said she opposes an election-year Supreme Court appointment, but she's voting to confirm Barrett anyway. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-10-24
  • Surging COVID Cases Color Contentious Campaigns In Final Days
    Both presidential candidates are furiously courting voters while the U.S. battling a pandemic looms large. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-10-24