Constitutions

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, right, and one of his deputies, Zsolt Semjen vote on the amendment of the basic law or constitution concerning migration concerning migration during the session of the Parliament in Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Hungary has approved a constitutional amendment making it more difficult for refugees to gain asylum in Hungary and passed legislation which threatens people helping asylum-seekers with up to a year in prison. (Szilard Koszticsak/MTI via AP)
June 20, 2018 - 1:38 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian lawmakers voted to tighten the country's asylum eligibility rules and threatened Wednesday to incarcerate people who help asylum-seekers, votes that coincided with a United Nations' observance dedicated to refugees. The approved changes include a constitutional...
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Activists lay on the ground to mark World Refugee Day during a protest in Madrid, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrea Comas)
June 20, 2018 - 10:13 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on global migration and World Refugee Day (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Germany has responded to the current debate about U.S. immigration policy by pointing to the importance of respecting people's dignity. Asked Wednesday about reports of American officials separating...
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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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Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while answering a question during his annual call-in show in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 7, 2018. Putin hosts call-in shows every year, which typically provide a platform for ordinary Russians to appeal to the president on issues ranging from foreign policy to housing and utilities. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
June 07, 2018 - 9:48 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on President Vladimir Putin's annual call-in television show (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin says he is "always thinking" about who will succeed him when his term is over. Putin, who has ruled Russia since 2000, was re-elected for his fourth...
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June 07, 2018 - 8:57 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundi's president announced Thursday he will not run for another term, even as he put in place a new constitution that would allow him to stay in power until 2034. Speaking in the Kirundi language, President Pierre Nkurunziza told supporters: "We assure Burundians and the...
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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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FILE - This Sept. 6, 2017, file photo, shows currency from a tip jar in New York. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled Thursday, May 31, 2018, in a lawsuit brought by self-declared Satanist, Kenneth Mayle, that printing "In God We Trust" on U.S. currency doesn't amount to a religious endorsement and therefore doesn't violate the U.S. Constitution. Mayle argued that the motto propagates a religious view he opposes. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
June 04, 2018 - 8:34 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal court has ruled that printing "In God We Trust" on U.S. currency doesn't amount to a religious endorsement and therefore doesn't violate the U.S. Constitution. The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin reports the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago made the ruling Thursday...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2016 file photo, people walk past the Capitol Building undergoing renovation work in Havana, Cuba. Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel convened a special session of parliament Saturday, June 2, 2018, to propose a list of people to undertake a rewrite. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File)
June 02, 2018 - 5:32 pm
HAVANA (AP) — Cuban legislators took the first step Saturday toward drafting a new constitution. President Miguel Diaz-Canel convened a special session of Cuba's parliament to propose a list of people to undertake a rewrite of the Soviet-era charter. Delegates gave their approval for a commission...
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Spain's socialist leader Pedro Sanchez, left, shakes hands with former Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in the presence of Spain's King Felipe VI after a swearing in ceremony at the Zarzuela Palace on the outskirts of Madrid, Spain, Saturday June 2, 2018. Pedro Sanchez has been sworn in as Spain's Prime Minister by King Felipe VI in a ceremony after coming to power Saturday a day after successfully leading a no-confidence vote to oust conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. (Emilio Naranjo/Pool Photo via AP)
June 02, 2018 - 3:05 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — New Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez had been barely sworn in Saturday before one of the country's most critical issues facing his fragile government was pressed upon him: ending the Catalan secession crisis. Less than two hours after Sanchez had taken his oath to uphold...
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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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