Constitutions

In this Aug. 16, 2019, photo, a participant holds a rainbow flag before marching in a gay pride parade in Kathmandu, Nepal. Nepal seized the lead in equal rights for sexual minorities in South Asia four years ago with a new constitution that forbids all discrimination based on sexual orientation. But activists say progress in equal rights has stalled since the constitution was adopted. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
September 18, 2019 - 2:57 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal seized the lead in equal rights for sexual minorities in South Asia four years ago with a new constitution that forbids all discrimination based on sexual orientation. Even citizenship certificates and passports now allow a "non-male, non-female" category. But same-sex...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2015, file photo, Edward Snowden appears on a live video feed broadcast from Moscow at an event sponsored by ACLU Hawaii in Honolulu. Snowden has written a memoir, telling his life story in detail for the first time and explaining why he chose to risk his freedom to become perhaps the most famous whistleblower of all time. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia, File)
September 13, 2019 - 4:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has written a memoir, telling his life story in detail for the first time and explaining why he chose to risk his freedom to become perhaps the most famous whistleblower of all time. Snowden, who now lives in Russia to...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2015, file photo, Edward Snowden appears on a live video feed broadcast from Moscow at an event sponsored by ACLU Hawaii in Honolulu. Snowden has written a memoir, telling his life story in detail for the first time and explaining why he chose to risk his freedom to become perhaps the most famous whistleblower of all time. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia, File)
September 13, 2019 - 1:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has written a memoir, telling his life story in detail for the first time and explaining why he chose to risk his freedom to become perhaps the most famous whistleblower of all time. Snowden, who now lives in Russia to...
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September 13, 2019 - 1:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has written a memoir, telling his life story in detail for the first time and explaining why he chose to risk his freedom to become perhaps the most famous whistleblower of all time. Snowden says his time working for the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2019, file photo, Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha walks to a cabinet meeting at the Government House of Thailand in Bangkok, Thailand. Prayuth omitted a sentence in the oath of office when he led his Cabinet in the oath in front of King Maha Vajiralongkorn on July 16, and Thailand's ombudsman ruled Tuesday that it will refer the matter to the Constitutional Court to decide whether the government was legally installed. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe, File)
September 11, 2019 - 8:47 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Constitutional Court announced Wednesday it has declined to hear a case accusing the country's prime minister of violating the constitution by omitting a sentence from the oath of office he and his government took before King Maha Vajiralongkorn. The issue raised questions...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2019, file photo, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., prepares for a television news interview at the Capitol in Washington. While more than 130 House Democrats _ more than half of the caucus _ have come out in favor of an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, according to a tally by The Associated Press, those numbers don’t reflect the whole story. The number of Democrats who would actually vote to recommend articles of impeachment, at this point, is significantly smaller. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 06, 2019 - 5:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Casting their Trump nets beyond the special counsel's Russia report, House Democrats are demanding information about the spending of taxpayer money at the president's hotels and properties. They're seeing violations of the U.S. Constitution that some think could bolster the case...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2019, file photo, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., prepares for a television news interview at the Capitol in Washington. While more than 130 House Democrats _ more than half of the caucus _ have come out in favor of an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, according to a tally by The Associated Press, those numbers don’t reflect the whole story. The number of Democrats who would actually vote to recommend articles of impeachment, at this point, is significantly smaller. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 06, 2019 - 2:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Casting their Trump nets beyond the special counsel's Russia report, House Democrats are demanding information about the spending of taxpayer money at the president's hotels and properties. They're seeing violations of the U.S. Constitution that some think could bolster the case...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, July 24, 2019, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson waves from the steps outside 10 Downing Street in London. In a letter released Wednesday Aug. 28, 2019, Prime Minister Johnson has written to fellow lawmakers explaining his decision to ask Queen Elizabeth II to suspend Parliament as part of the government plans before the Brexit split from Europe. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, FILE)
August 28, 2019 - 6:45 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Anti-Brexit campaigners who want a second referendum have accused British Prime Minister Boris Johnson of "trashing the constitution" after the government moved to suspend Parliament. Johnson will temporarily shut down Parliament in...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, July 6, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a speech before the Warsaw Uprising Monument in Warsaw, Poland. Dozens of former Polish ambassadors are telling Trump that Poland's democracy is at risk, in an open letter published Tuesday Aug. 27, 2019, ahead of the U.S. President's visit to attend ceremonies upcoming Saturday in Warsaw marking the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, FILE)
August 27, 2019 - 10:54 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Almost two dozen Polish former ambassadors are telling U.S. President Donald Trump that Poland's democracy is at risk, and urging him to use an upcoming visit to pressure the country's populist government to respect human rights and stop flouting the constitution. "Mr...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, July 6, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a speech before the Warsaw Uprising Monument in Warsaw, Poland. Dozens of former Polish ambassadors are telling Trump that Poland's democracy is at risk, in an open letter published Tuesday Aug. 27, 2019, ahead of the U.S. President's visit to attend ceremonies upcoming Saturday in Warsaw marking the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, FILE)
August 27, 2019 - 7:57 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Dozens of former Polish ambassadors are telling President Donald Trump that Poland's democracy is at risk and urging him to pressure the country's populist government during a coming visit to respect human rights and stop flouting the constitution. "Mr. President, you are...
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