Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court says president’s actions unlawful

World 12/13/18, 08:38

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that President Maithripala Sirisena's order to dissolve Parliament and hold new elections was unconstitutional, a much-anticipated verdict that further embroils the Indian Ocean nation in political crisis.A seven-judge bench of the highest court ...

Cambodian premier says no to foreign military bases

Asia & Pacific 12/07/18, 02:50

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen says his government will not allow any foreign military base on its territory following media reports that China has lobbied for a naval base in the Southeast Asian country.Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, center ...

Poland’s Lech Walesa wears protest T-shirt to Bush funeral

World 12/06/18, 12:13

Lech Walesa is still fighting.The founder of Poland's anti-communist Solidarity movement attended President George H.W. Bush's state funeral in Washington wearing a T-shirt bearing the word "Konstytucja" (Constitution), a symbol of a political struggle in his homeland against the populist ...

German foreign minister rejects questioning of asylum right

Europe 11/22/18, 06:39

Germany's foreign minister has rejected comments by a candidate for the leadership of Chancellor Angela Merkel's party who questioned the right to asylum enshrined in the German constitution.The constitution says "persons persecuted on political grounds shall have the right of ...

George W. Bush, Laura Bush honored for work with veterans

Politics 11/11/18, 22:39

Former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush were awarded the National Constitution Center's Liberty Medal for their work with U.S. military veterans since leaving the White House. Former first lady Laura Bush speaks after receiving medals at ...

DeSantis wins Florida governor race, Scott claims Senate

U.S. 11/07/18, 03:01

Republicans appeared set to sweep Florida's top offices early Wednesday as Ron DeSantis won the governor race, Gov. Rick Scott claimed victory over incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and the party won two of three cabinet races and led in ...

Phoenix voter: Support for Trump a top priority

U.S. 11/06/18, 16:17

The Latest in Arizona's midterm election (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Commercial builder Keith Broadwater from Phoenix says his votes in Tuesday's midterm election reflected his support for the U.S. Constitution, President Donald Trump, the people who have been forgotten by politicians, ...

Amendment seeks to restore voting rights for 1.5M felons

U.S. 11/05/18, 14:54

More than 1.5 million adults in Florida are ineligible to vote because they have felony convictions.Voters rights' groups are hoping to change that Tuesday.In this, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 photo, Yvette Demerit puts on a pin-back button in support of ...

A guide to the 2018 midterm elections in Florida

U.S. 11/05/18, 13:19

Florida voters on Tuesday will elect a U.S. senator, a new governor, three Cabinet members and several new members of Congress while deciding to support or approve 12 proposed changes to the state's constitution. Here's a look at the choices facing ...

Past midterms, some zero in on amending Constitution

Politics 11/03/18, 09:38

Whatever success Republicans have amassed in taking control of all three branches of U.S. government, and whatever fate awaits them as midterm elections near, some on the right are working to cement change by amending the Constitution. And to the ...

Past midterms, some zero in on amending Constitution

Politics 11/03/18, 09:33

Whatever success Republicans have amassed in taking control of all three branches of U.S. government, and whatever fate awaits them as midterm elections near, some on the right are working to cement change by amending the Constitution. And to the ...

Lithuania marks female suffrage with crossing lights

Europe 11/02/18, 11:53

The Lithuanian capital has unveiled pedestrian crossing signals featuring women to mark the 100th anniversary of female suffrage.Pedestrians cross the street by traffic lights featuring a female figure on the green light, in Vilnius, Lithuania, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. The ...

Brazil elects far-right president, worrying rights groups

World 10/29/18, 00:12

In some of his first words to the nation as president-elect, far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro promised to defend the constitution and unite a bitterly divided populace.His left-wing rival immediately vowed to mount a vigorous opposition, while rights groups warned against ...

Macedonia: Lawmakers who backed new name get more security

Europe 10/22/18, 11:25

Macedonia's interior minister says additional police protection is being provided to lawmakers who voted to support a deal that would change the country's name.Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski said Monday that all 80 parliament members who backed launching the constitutional amendment ...

Poland: Top court judges return from forced retirements

Europe 10/22/18, 02:43

Several Supreme Court judges in Poland returned from government-imposed retirements Monday after the European Union's top court ordered their reinstatements.Dozens of supporters chanted "Constitution," the catchword of the anti-government opposition, as they greeted the six judges as they headed into ...

Trump and amendments: The week in Florida politics

U.S. 10/20/18, 09:37

Florida's 2018 midterm election is one of the most important in years. The governor's office and all three Cabinet seats are on the ballot; Republican Gov. Rick Scott is challenging three-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson; several congressional seats will ...

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