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China’s communists bash US democracy before Biden summit
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China’s communists bash US democracy before Biden summit

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Communist Party took American democracy to task on Saturday, sharply criticizing a global democracy summit being hosted by…
China, US tussle over Biden’s ‘Summit for Democracy’
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China, US tussle over Biden’s ‘Summit for Democracy’

BEIJING (AP) — China and the United States are tussling over President Joe Biden’s upcoming democracy summit, which the ruling…
Hong Kong: Tiananmen Square vigil group disbands amid crackdown
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Hong Kong: Tiananmen Square vigil group disbands amid crackdown

The pro-democracy group Hong Kong Alliance has decided to disband as pressure from Beijing continues, the group said on Saturday. The activist…
Hong Kong students charged with ‘advocating terrorism’ denied bail
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Hong Kong students charged with ‘advocating terrorism’ denied bail

HONG KONG, Aug 19 (Reuters) – Four Hong Kong student leaders charged with “advocating terrorism” after their union passed a…
Hong Kong protester given 9-year term in 1st security case
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Hong Kong protester given 9-year term in 1st security case

HONG KONG (AP) — A pro-democracy protester was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison in the closely watched first…
Hong Kong’s last pro-democracy paper sells out final edition
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Hong Kong’s last pro-democracy paper sells out final edition

HONG KONG (AP) — The final edition of Hong Kong’s last remaining pro-democracy paper sold out in hours Thursday, as…
Myanmar: Coup opponents announce ‘unity government’
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Myanmar: Coup opponents announce ‘unity government’

A Myanmar council of ousted lawmakers announced on Friday they are forming a “National Unity Government,” including anti-coup activists and ethnic…
Central African Republic votes amid tight security after December violence
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Central African Republic votes amid tight security after December violence

BANGUI (Reuters) – Central African Republic voted at heavily guarded polling stations in a second round of parliamentary elections on…
US faces ‘unprecedented assault on democracy,’ White House says, backing election reform bill
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US faces ‘unprecedented assault on democracy,’ White House says, backing election reform bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Biden administration backed Democrats’ efforts to overhaul voting rules and turn over the process of drawing…
Dozens of leading Hong Kong democrats charged with subversion in major national security crackdown
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Dozens of leading Hong Kong democrats charged with subversion in major national security crackdown

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Forty-seven Hong Kong democrats and activists were charged on Sunday with conspiracy to commit subversion, in…
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