Bills

June 17, 2018 - 10:36 am
LONDON (AP) — The British legislator who singlehandedly blocked a proposal to make taking "upskirting" photos illegal says he favors the proposed law but stopped it because of the way it was introduced in Parliament. Conservative Party lawmaker Christopher Chope ended his silence on the matter...
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Russia fans celebrate in Nikolskaya street after their team defeated Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening match of the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 14, 2018.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
June 16, 2018 - 11:14 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Ridiculing Russia's national soccer team may soon be against the law. With Russia hosting the World Cup, lawmaker Vitaly Milonov is working on a bill to impose fines on anyone insulting players or the coach. Milonov...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2018 file photo, Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle speaks to his supporters as he enters a runoff with Brian Kemp during an election-night watch party in Gainesville, Ga. Representatives of the Walmart company heirs deny any involvement in the Georgia governor's race after Cagle was secretly recorded saying that he backed a favorable school choice law in the state because he claimed that there was campaign money from the Walton family's non-profit foundation at stake. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland, File)
June 15, 2018 - 5:36 pm
Representatives of the Walmart company heirs deny any involvement in the Georgia governor's race after a candidate was secretly recorded saying he backed a school choice law because campaign money from the family's non-profit foundation was at stake. Republican Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle admits making...
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June 15, 2018 - 12:19 pm
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's parliament has given final legislative approval for the use of marijuana-based medicines, which are already permitted in other European countries. An initial parliamentary debate five months ago considered a provision allowing patients to grow and use marijuana,...
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June 15, 2018 - 9:57 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The speaker of the New York state Assembly says there isn't enough support to pass legislation authorizing sports wagering this year. Bronx Democrat Carl Heastie said Thursday that lawmakers in his chamber have raised "significant issues" about legislation that would allow bets...
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Pro-democracy lawmakers react after a controversial bill had passed at legislative chamber In Hong Kong, Thursday, June 14, 2018. The Hong Kong Legislative Council had passed a controversial bill on Thursday on the co-location checkpoint arrangements for a cross-border Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong express rail link, a high speed rail link that connects Hong Kong and mainland Chinese cities. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 15, 2018 - 5:47 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's legislature has passed a bill that will allow Chinese authorities to enforce their own laws within a portion of the semi-autonomous territory, setting off alarm bells among those concerned about Beijing's tightening grip. Independent lawmakers believe the bill governing...
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Pro-democracy lawmakers react after a controversial bill had passed at legislative chamber In Hong Kong, Thursday, June 14, 2018. The Hong Kong Legislative Council had passed a controversial bill on Thursday on the co-location checkpoint arrangements for a cross-border Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong express rail link, a high speed rail link that connects Hong Kong and mainland Chinese cities. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 14, 2018 - 9:41 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's legislature has passed a bill that will allow Chinese authorities to enforce their own laws within a portion of the semi-autonomous territory. Independent lawmakers believe the bill governing the Hong Kong terminus of the rail link from the Chinese city of Guangzhou...
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June 14, 2018 - 10:46 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A bipartisan group of state lawmakers is pushing for term limits on all elected state offices in New York, including the Legislature. Led by Sen. Joseph Griffo, an Oneida County Republican, several Senate and Assembly members held a news conference Thursday in Albany to call for...
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, right, and Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos attend a parliamentary session in Athens, on Thursday, June 14, 2018. The head of Greece's main opposition party Kyriakos Mitsotakis submitted a motion for a no-confidence vote in the government, objecting to a deal reached between the prime ministers of Greece and Macedonia to settle a decades-old dispute over Macedonia's name. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
June 14, 2018 - 10:44 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek lawmakers approved Thursday the last batch of economic reforms required by creditors, as the country approaches the end of its international bailout. The lawmakers voted 154 in favor in the 300-member parliament to approve the bill, which includes a raft of reforms on...
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Women celebrate the approval of a bill legalizing abortion by the lower house of congress, in Buenos Aires, Thursday, June 14, 2018. The lower house of Argentina's congress has approved a bill that would legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, sending the measure to the Senate. President Mauricio Macri has said he'll sign the bill if it's approved. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
June 14, 2018 - 10:05 am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The lower house of Argentina's congress on Thursday approved a bill that would legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, sending the measure to the Senate. President Mauricio Macri has said he will sign the bill if it's approved. The measure has...
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