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Stories with subject: Democracy
  • Tunisia declares state of emergency after bus blast kills 12 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 7:31 pm

    TUNIS, Tunisia - Tunisia's president declared a 30-day state of emergency across the country and imposed an overnight curfew for the capital Tuesday after an explosion struck a bus carrying members of the presidential guard, killing at least 12 people and wounding 20 others.

  • The Latest: Myanmar leader thanked for move toward democracy story has photos
    Updated: Nov-22-15 7:27 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Ten Southeast Asian heads of state and nine world leaders, including President Barack Obama, are meeting in Malaysia to discuss trade and economic issues. Terrorism and disputes over the South China Sea are also on the agenda. (All times local.)

  • Exhibit highlights Magna Carta's significance to democracy 
    Updated: Nov-21-15 10:41 am

    BOSTON - A traveling exhibit is commemorating the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.

  • US voices frustration over democracy progress in Thailand 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 12:09 am

    WASHINGTON - The United States has expressed deep frustration over the lack of democratic progress in Thailand after last year's military coup, saying a new constitution there won't pass the "smell test" unless civil society helps to draft it.

  • Myanmar pro-democracy icon Suu Kyi casts her 1st-ever ballot story has photos
    Updated: Nov-08-15 8:30 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Though championed worldwide as a pro-democracy icon, there is something Aung San Suu Kyi was unable to do until Sunday: vote.

  • Taiwan-China meeting leaves many on island democracy wary story has photos
    Updated: Nov-05-15 6:18 am

    TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou is running into skepticism at home over his impending historic meeting with China's president, aimed at locking in the dialogue that he has built - from zero - with Beijing during his nearly eight years in office.

  • The Latest: Seattle 'democracy voucher' measure passing story has photos
    Updated: Nov-04-15 1:46 am

    OLYMPIA, Washington - Voters in Washington were deciding the fate of two statewide initiatives and scores of local races Tuesday night. Here is the latest from the election:

  • VP's arrest highlights Maldives' fractious democracy 
    Updated: Oct-27-15 8:04 am

    MALE, Maldives - An explosion last month aboard the presidential boat set the Maldives on course for its latest political shakeup, with the vice president arrested on suspicion of high treason for allegedly plotting to assassinate the country's leader.