Constitutions

Representative and former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo bangs the gavel after taking the oath as the new house speaker, at the House of Representatives in Quezon city, metropolitan Manila, Philippines Monday July 23, 2018. A leadership row erupted in the Philippine House of Representative, delaying President Rodrigo Duterte's delivery of his annual state of the nation address and passage of a crucial Muslim rebel autonomy deal. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
July 23, 2018 - 8:41 pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A leadership row in the Philippine House of Representatives delayed President Rodrigo Duterte's delivery of his annual state of the nation address and passage of crucial Muslim autonomy legislation aimed at ending one of Asia's longest Islamic rebellions. As Duterte...
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July 21, 2018 - 3:31 pm
HAVANA (AP) — Cuban lawmakers on Saturday approved the Cabinet named by new President Miguel Diaz-Canel, keeping most of the ministers from Raul Castro's government in place, except for in the key post of economic reform. At the same time, the national assembly received a proposed reform of Cuba's...
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Government opponents protest the latest move by the ruling right-wing party which pushed through legislation that will make it easier for the party to appoint the president and members of the Supreme Court and influence judges, before the parliament building in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, July 20, 2018.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
July 20, 2018 - 3:36 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's parliament voted Friday to approve legislation that will make it easier for the ruling party to appoint the president and members of the Supreme Court and influence judges. It was the latest development in the right-wing ruling party's overhaul of the justice system...
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July 20, 2018 - 8:43 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A 10-year-old girl has bled to death after undergoing female genital mutilation in Somalia, an activist said, a rare confirmed death in the country with the world's highest rate of the practice. The girl died in a hospital on Monday, two days after her mother took her to a...
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FILE - In this Dec. 27, 2016 file photo, members of the National Assembly meet for their biannual legislative session, in Havana, Cuba. The island country is revealing new details about plans to reshape its government, courts and economy with a constitutional reform set to be approved by the national assembly in July 2018. (Ladyrene Perez, Cubadebate via AP File)
July 14, 2018 - 7:23 pm
HAVANA (AP) — Cuba revealed new details on Saturday about plans to reshape its government, courts and economy with a constitutional reform set to be approved by the national assembly this month. The reform of the 1976 constitution would create the position of prime minister alongside the president...
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Protesters take part in a rally opposing Greece's name deal with neighbouring Macedonia in Athens, Greece, on Sunday, July 1, 2018. The preliminary deal launches a long process that will last several months and if successful, it will end a decades-long dispute between neighbours Greece and Macedonia, which will be renamed North Macedonia. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)
July 05, 2018 - 10:56 am
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's parliament on Thursday ratified a historic deal with neighboring Greece for the second time in two weeks, after the Macedonian president temporarily blocked the agreement. But many hurdles, some seemingly insurmountable, loom in coming months before the...
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The president of Poland's Supreme Court, Malgorzata Gersdorf, arrives for work at the Supreme Court building in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, July 4, 2018 saying she is defending the rule of law, in defiance of a new law that is forcing her and many other of the court's judges to retire while their terms are still running. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
July 04, 2018 - 2:38 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's international isolation and political uncertainty at home deepened on Wednesday as a purge of the Supreme Court's justices took effect, with the chief justice defiantly refusing to step down. First President Malgorzata Gersdorf arrived for work as usual at the court...
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Poles protest against new legislation on the Supreme Court that will force the retirement of more than a third of the judges to the top court, in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, July 2, 2018. The European Union opened a rule-of-law procedure Monday against Poland over what it sees as flaws in Poland's Supreme Court law, intensifying a standoff that is threatening Poland's EU voting rights and funding. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
July 03, 2018 - 10:37 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The head of Poland's Supreme Court vowed Tuesday to resist the government's steps to remove her from her post under new retirement regulations that she has called a "purge." Malgorzata Gersdorf insisted that under the Constitution of Poland her term as the court's first...
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In this photo taken on Monday June 25, 2018, the President of the Catalonia regional government, Quim Torra, speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at the Palau de la Generalitat in Barcelona, Spain. Catalonia’s new separatist chief plans to deliver one message to Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez in their highly-anticipated meeting next month: an official ballot over Catalan secession from Spain is the only solution to the country’s worst political crisis in decades. (AP Photo/Renata Brito)
June 26, 2018 - 10:23 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Catalonia's new separatist chief plans to deliver one message to Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez in their highly-anticipated meeting next month: an authorized ballot over Catalan secession from Spain is the only solution to the country's worst political crisis in...
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The US name sign is photographed one day after the United States announced its withdrawal at the 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council at the UN headquarters in Geneva on Wednesday. June 20, 2018. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
June 20, 2018 - 9:56 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. decision to pull out of the United Nations' Human Rights Council (all times local): 4:50 p.m. The U.S. national security adviser has defended the Trump administration's decision to pull out of the United Nations Human Rights Council, saying "we don't need advice...
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