Constitutional amendments

March 06, 2018 - 3:48 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's ceremonial legislature says a broad consensus has been obtained on constitutional amendments, including one to abolish term limits that will allow Xi Jinping to continue as president indefinitely. A report submitted to the National People's Congress at the opening of its...
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Memorabilia featuring Chinese President Xi Jinping are displayed at a souvenir shop in Beijing, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. Chinese censors moved quickly Monday to scrub satirical commentary online about the ruling Communist Party's moves to enable Xi to stay in power indefinitely, while political observers weighed the possibility that China would return to an era of one-man rule. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
February 26, 2018 - 7:48 pm
BEIJING (AP) — For some Chinese, their feelings about plans to lift term limits to allow President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely can be represented best by a cuddly stuffed bear. Social media users shared images of Winnie the Pooh hugging a jar of honey along with the quote, "Find the thing you...
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Oregon Representatives debate on the House floor at the Capitol in Salem, Ore., Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Oregon's Legislature is considering taking a step toward enshrining the right to health care in its state Constitution, which would be unprecedented in the United States. (AP Photo.Andrew Selsky)
February 13, 2018 - 6:37 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's Legislature took a step Tuesday toward enshrining the right to health care in the state Constitution, a move that would be unprecedented in the United States but raises serious funding questions. The House of Representatives' 35-25 endorsement of the bill sends it to the...
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FILE- This June 25, 2015 file picture shows Brzezinka or Birkenau nazi death camp near Oswieciem, Poland, when young visitors with Israeli flags walk on railway tracks on the grounds of the former German Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. The office of Polish President Andrzej Duda said the leader will on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 announce his decision on whether to sign legislation penalizing certain statements about the Holocaust. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, file)
February 06, 2018 - 3:58 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on Poland's proposed legislation to limit Holocaust speech (all times local): 9:30 p.m. The United States is expressing disappointment that Poland's president has gone ahead and signed legislation that would make it a crime to attribute the Holocaust crimes of Nazi...
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Ireland's Prime Mnister Leo Varadkar, left, and Minister for Health Simon Harris brief the media on the government's plans for a referendum on Ireland's restrictive abortion laws, following a specially convened cabinet meeting at Government Buildings in Dublin Monday Jan. 29, 2018. Ireland’s health minister said Tuesday abortion is a reality for Irish women regardless of whether the country repeals a constitutional ban on most terminations at a planned referendum in May. (Niall Carson/PA via AP)
January 30, 2018 - 11:59 am
LONDON (AP) — Irish women are having abortions regardless of a near-total constitutional ban on terminating pregnancies, the country's health minister said Tuesday in defense of a planned referendum that will ask voters whether the amendment should be repealed. Health Minister Simon Harris said on...
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November 13, 2017 - 2:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will hear a free speech challenge to a California law that targets anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers, adding to a term that is loaded with First Amendment disputes. The justices said Monday they will review the centers' complaint that the new law, pushed by...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2014, file photo, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi stands at Algiers airport on his arrival to Algiers, Algeria. In an interview with CNBC television that aired late Monday, `nov. 6, 2017, Egypt's leader says he is not in favor of amending the constitutional provisions barring the president from staying in office beyond two, four-year terms. (AP Photo/Sidali Djarboub, File)
November 07, 2017 - 11:12 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says he does not favor amending the constitution to extend term limits, but appeared to leave open the possibility of his remaining in power beyond two four-year terms. El-Sissi was elected to office in 2014, a year after he led the military's...
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Fall leaves blow on a tree across from the federal courthouse Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Washington. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and a former business associate, Rick Gates, have been told to surrender to federal authorities Monday, according to reports and a person familiar with the matter. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
October 30, 2017 - 9:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into possible coordination between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia (all times local): 9:45 p.m. The special counsel investigating possible coordination between the Kremlin and Donald Trump's presidential campaign has indicted its...
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Participants arrive for the closing ceremony of China's 19th Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
October 24, 2017 - 1:08 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party moved Tuesday to confirm Xi Jinping's rise to becoming the country's most powerful leader in decades by amending its constitution to add his name and ideology. Xi's concept of "socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new era" was added to the party...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, a day before visiting hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico with a bipartisan delegation to assess the destruction. The House is on track to deliver disaster aid, $16 billion to pay flood insurance claims, and emergency funding to help the cash-strapped government of Puerto Rico stay afloat. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 12, 2017 - 1:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan affirms his support for the First Amendment amid the president's threats to yank NBC's broadcast license. Ryan told journalists Thursday, "I'm a constitutional conservative, I'm for the First Amendment." The First Amendment to the Constitution protects the...
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