Constitutional amendments

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, file photo, Amr Moussa, the chairman of Egypt's 50-member panel tasked with amending its Islamist-drafted constitution, listens during an interview with The Associated Press at the Shoura Council in Cairo. The head of the panel that drafted Egypt’s 2014 constitution, possibly the most progressive in the country’s history, has denounced calls to amend the charter, saying parliament should focus instead on implementing it. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
August 12, 2017 - 1:35 pm
CAIRO (AP) — The head of the panel that drafted Egypt's 2014 constitution, possibly the most progressive in the country's history, has denounced calls to amend the charter, saying parliament should focus instead on implementing it. In a carefully-worded statement Saturday, Amr Moussa was apparently...
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Rwandan President Paul Kagame arrives to cast his ballot in Rwanda's capital Kigali Friday Aug. 4, 2017 for the presidential elections in which he is widely expected to win another term after the government disqualified all but three candidates. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
August 05, 2017 - 12:38 pm
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — The United States said Saturday it was "disturbed by irregularities observed during voting" in Rwanda's election, which longtime President Paul Kagame won with nearly 99 percent of the vote. A State Department statement reiterated "long-standing concerns over the integrity of...
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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe enters his official residence in Tokyo Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. Abe will reshuffle his Cabinet to replace some of his scandal-hit ministers in hopes of regaining public support. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 03, 2017 - 5:56 am
TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reshuffled his Cabinet on Thursday, seeking to repair his tattered approval ratings by installing well-known moderates in key roles. Abe said he would focus on bread-and-butter issues such as jobs, a pledge he's made in the past only to prioritize conservative...
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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe enters his official residence in Tokyo Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. Abe will reshuffle his Cabinet to replace some of his scandal-hit ministers in hopes of regaining public support. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 03, 2017 - 4:55 am
TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reshuffled his Cabinet on Thursday, seeking to repair his tattered approval ratings by installing well-known moderates in key roles. Analysts say Abe appears to be putting a priority on economic reforms while toning down talk of amending the constitution and...
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Protesters raise candles during a protest in front of the presidential palace, as they urge Polish President Andrzej Duda to reject a bill changing the judiciary system, in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Poland's lawmakers continue a heated debate about the controversial draft law by the ruling populist party that will reorganize the work of the Supreme Court, which, the opposition says, will subordinate the court to the justice minister. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
July 19, 2017 - 2:55 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Union is coming closer to imposing sanctions on Poland for the government's controversial attempt to take control of the judiciary, a senior EU official warned Wednesday, as new street protests and heated debate erupted in the Polish parliament. The ruling...
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June 20, 2017 - 6:37 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's economy, which is in a recession, on Tuesday faced fresh uncertainty over a demand by the state watchdog agency for changes in the way the central bank is run, in escalating fallout from a bank bailout during the apartheid era. The South African rand weakened...
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April 27, 2017 - 2:58 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's electoral authority on Thursday released the official tally of the country's referendum, saying President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's "yes" camp won narrowly in the vote that will greatly boost the powers of his office. The referendum, disputed by the opposition, approved...
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April 27, 2017 - 3:12 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal plans to sign legislation giving the state broad authority to intervene at struggling local schools. The bill is an alternative to Deal's preferred strategy for low-performing schools: A constitutional amendment seeking to let the state take over some schools...
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April 20, 2017 - 6:44 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — House Republicans are advancing a proposed constitutional amendment to reinforce North Carolina laws prohibiting union membership and paying union dues as a requirement for employment. A House judiciary committee Thursday narrowly approved a measure asking voters in November...
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April 17, 2017 - 12:29 am
AP-AS-PENCE-KOREA-THE-LATEST The Latest: Pence says 'era of strategic patience' is over PANMUNJOM, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says the "era of strategic patience is over" with North Korea, expressing impatience with the unwillingness of the North Korean regime to move toward...
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