Constitutional amendments

Head of the Romanian Orthodox church Patriarch Daniel exits a voting booth in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Two days of voting on a constitutional amendment that would make it harder to legalize same-sex marriage has started in Romania. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
October 06, 2018 - 6:31 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanians have begun two days of voting on a constitutional amendment that would make it harder to legalize same-sex marriage. The vote has raised concerns that non-traditional families will be discriminated against. A conservative group initiated the referendum being held...
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Macedonia's Defense minister Radmila Sekerinska, left, and Deputy Prime Minister Bujar Osmani give a news conference at the Government Building in Skopje, Macedonia, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Macedonia's government faced a looming political battle Monday to push through a deal with Greece that would ultimately pave the way for NATO membership, after a referendum on the agreement won overwhelming support but with low voter turnout. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
October 01, 2018 - 9:50 am
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's government prepared for a political battle Monday to push through a deal with Greece that would ultimately pave the way for NATO membership, after the agreement won overwhelming support in a referendum with low voter turnout. The European Union, NATO and the...
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Supporters of a movement for voters to boycott the referendum, celebrate in central Skopje, Macedonia, after election officials gave low turnout figures before polls closed, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. The crucial referendum on accepting a deal with Greece to change the country's name to North Macedonia to pave the way for NATO membership attracted tepid voter participation Sunday, a blow to Prime Minister Zoran Zaev's hopes for a strong message of support.(AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
September 30, 2018 - 6:05 pm
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — A referendum on changing Macedonia's name as part of a deal that would pave the way for NATO membership won overwhelming support Sunday, but low voter turnout highlighted the hurdles that still remain for the Balkan country to join the alliance. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2018 file photo, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable on immigration policy at Morrelly Homeland Security Center in Bethpage, N.Y. Expectations have diminished that a meeting between Trump and Rosenstein will result in the resignation or immediate firing of the Justice Department’s No. 2 official. But it’s unclear how safe his job will be after the November midterm elections. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File )
September 26, 2018 - 6:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he would "certainly prefer not" to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and that he may delay a highly anticipated meeting with the Justice Department's No. 2 official. Trump said Rosenstein denied making remarks first attributed...
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June 18, 2018 - 1:58 pm
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday on redistricting lawsuits in Wisconsin and Maryland comes as several states already are considering changes to the criteria and processes that will be used to draw legislative districts after the 2020 Census. In most places, the state legislature and governor are...
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Maine Republican gubernatorial primary candidate Shawn Moody is congratulated by supporters in Gorham, Maine Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Moody won Tuesday's ranked-choice voting primary in the race to succeed Maine's firebrand Gov. Paul LePage, while no clear majority winner had emerged in the Democratic primary. (Troy R. Bennett/The Bangor Daily News via AP)
June 13, 2018 - 2:50 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The nation's biggest test of ranked-choice voting resulted in confused voters, scores of spoiled ballots and fears of impending lawsuits. But there was no widespread chaos, and proponents were already talking up expanding the system Wednesday, even before the votes were fully...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct, 8, 2014 file photo, a modern bronze statue of Alexander the Great is flanked by copies of round shields and the Macedonian infantry's Sarissa pikes, in the northern port city of Thessaloniki, Greece. Officials in Greece and Macedonia say Tuesday, June 12, 2018, they are close to reaching a landmark deal on a long-standing name dispute, to protect Greece's region of Macedonia, birthplace of ancient warrior king Alexander the Great, but the Greek coalition partner has vowed to vote against the proposed agreement. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)
June 12, 2018 - 2:11 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece and Macedonia reached an agreement Tuesday to end a bitter 27-year name dispute that had kept the smaller and younger country out of international institutions such as NATO, the two countries' prime ministers announced. Greece's Alexis Tsipras and Macedonia's Zoran Zaev...
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Demonstrators protest against Italy's vice Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Matteo Salvini during his visits to a so-called ‘’hot spot” in the Sicilian port of Pozzallo, where many of the rescue ships dock, disembarking migrants who need to be fingerprinted and otherwise identified as a first step in the process of seeking asylum, Sunday, June 3, 2018. (Andrea Scarfo'/ANSA via AP)
June 05, 2018 - 10:52 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on immigration into Europe (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Greek authorities say they have rescued 34 migrants, including seven children, who were trapped on an islet on the border river that separates Greece from Turkey. Police said the migrants, who said they were from Syria...
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May 31, 2018 - 7:02 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Activists pushing to add the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution are turning their focus to a handful of states that have yet to ratify it, after Illinois brought them a step closer to achieving a goal that's been elusive for decades. Illinois became the 37th...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 file photo, a child is helped cross from Serbia to Hungary through the barbed wire fence near Roszke, southern Hungary. The Hungarian government has submitted to parliament Constitutional amendments and a new draft law further tightening the country’s laws on refugees and asylum-seekers. The legislation submitted Tuesday, which complements draft bills presented earlier this year by Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s Cabinet, seeks to prevent Hungary “from becoming an immigrant country.” (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, File)
May 29, 2018 - 3:10 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Hungarian government proposed constitutional amendments and a new law Tuesday that are intended to prevent Hungary "from becoming an immigrant country" by further tightening its policies on accepting refugees and asylum-seekers. The law submitted to parliament would...
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