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Feng's quasi-detention stirred enough public alarm to prompt the shelving on Tuesday of a joint extradition treaty that had been on the books for ten years and was finally due to be ratified by the Australian parliament. Most embarrassingly, the nixing came just hours after Li departed following his five-day visit. The incident stood to demonstrate that however closely entwined the two nations become economically, Chinas poor human rights record and repressive legal system will bridle how deep any alliance could ever be. Since the Trump election, China has gone on a bit of a charm offensive with Australia, says Prof Nick Bisley, an Asia expert at Australias La Trobe University. But it's far too early days to mark Australia out as a country thats turning or even ripe for the turning. Australias wariness is partly prompted by Chinas ham-fisted attempts of gaining domestic political leverage.
Politico
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If a majority of the Cabinet and the VP thought the president unable to perform his duties (yes, the amendment was gender-specific), they would so advise the congressional leaders. If the president disagreed, the two houses of Congress would convene within 48 hours and debate the issue over the next three weeks. Unless a two-thirds majority of both houses agreed that the president was indeed incapacitated—the same supermajority required to overturn a veto or to convict an impeached president in the Senate—he would resume the office. In the 50 years since the 25th Amendment was ratified, it’s been used twice to fill a vice presidential vacancy: when Gerald Ford replaced the disgraced Spiro Agnew in October 1973, and when Nelson Rockefeller replaced Ford in 1974. And on six occasions, the president has invoked the 25th Amendment to (very temporarily) designate his veep as acting president, always during routine medical procedures like a colonoscopy.
Sky News
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the time. What they are suggesting... The conclusion of the negotiations and that will be ratified... Let's bring in the labour view. The party supporting the democratic will,.
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BBC News 24
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arrangement for europol and it has to be ratified by the 27 members as well as our own government. Given that this will be held off until October until after the German general election is it realistic to think.
BBC Two England
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and put in place new security arrangements, like the Europol arrangement, whether we have a health card as we go around and then it has to be ratified by the European Parliament and 27 members as well.
BBC News 24
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of how Brexit negotiations will go. Negotiations will not start properly until the autumn, and have to be completed by October 2018 in order to be ratified by the European Parliament
BBC News 24
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by October of 2018 in order for the agreement to be ratified by the European Parliament. ? Thank you very much, Ben. We'll have live coverage of the Theresa May's statement on triggering Article 50 to the Commons. That's on the BBC News Channel at 12.30pm. An American man who was paralysed from the shoulders down, has been able to feed himself and hold onto a cup of coffee,.
Voice Of America
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While acknowledging that "space is different," said Richard, "Some of the questions we are answering have already been answered in the maritime domain and in the air domain so we have precedent to start from." For decades, the roadmap for the arena was the Outer Space Treaty of 1967 signed by Russia and the United States during the Cold War, which has now been signed by 105 nations and signed but not ratified by 24 more. The agreement bans placing nuclear weapons or weapons of mass destruction in Earth orbit, on the moon or on any other celestial real estate. It further forbids, “the establishment of military bases, installations and fortifications, the testing of any type of weapons and the conduct of military maneuvers on celestial bodies shall be forbidden.” Over 1,400 satellites orbiting Earth There are loopholes in the treaty's language.
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conclude a new free trade agreement, a new security arrangement, a new cooperation on the environment and things like that, but also to have it all ratified by 27 other parliaments across the European Union, including our own. I don't think anyone thinks that is really remotely possible. We were hearing from Carol Walker a few moments ago, not too far.
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Politico
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The Senate voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to admit the small Balkan nation of Montenegro to the NATO military alliance, in what is seen as a crucial step in pushing back against Russian meddling in Eastern Europe. The vote, 97-2, now sends the defense treaty to President Donald Trump, whose top aides have expressed strong support for the move over fierce objections from the Kremlin. The treaty was originally expected to be ratified during the final days of the Obama administration. But the vote was delayed by Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah). The two were the only senators to vote to against the treaty. “I don't see how the accession of Montenegro, a country with a population smaller than most congressional districts, and a military smaller than the police force of the District of Columbia, is beneficial enough that we should share an agreement for collective defense,” Lee said on the Senate floor Tuesday.
BBC News 24
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the level of ratification that had gone through. So, yes, it does pit him against the world. Including countries like China, which have also ratified this agreement. Gary, thank you very much. The Government says it will have to consider all options if it can't break the deadlock which has left Northern Ireland without a power sharing Assembly. The Northern Ireland Secretary told the Commons that he doesn't want to impose direct rule from Westminster or have.
BBC News 24
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When I had a look at the Paris climate agreement website earlier on, I think something like 194 different signitaries to it, countries, big organisation etc, etc, and there was a huge number of those who had not just signed it, but ratified it as well. Of course, it came into effect in November last year. Because of.
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This is absolutely false. We have been led to believe this because first of all, it has been necessary to maintain the hope that Greece, by enforcing these harsh austerity measures, will be able to repay its debt and will, as a result, accept these difficult measures. In reality, an unsustainable debt is a debt which, no matter what a country does, cannot ever be repaid or even reduced, no matter how many measures are enforced. With mathematical certainty, such a debt will simply increase over time. This is the case in Greece. When Greece received its first so-calledbailout,” the public debt was 122 percent of GDP. From 122 percent it increased to 129 percent, then 148 percent, then 170 percent. It has since reached 177 percent and is projected to increase to 188 percent and later 200 percent of GDP if we continue down this path. The first loan agreement that Greece signed in 2010 and which, it should be stressed, was not ratified by the Greek Parliament, was a product of fraud and coercion.
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The Guardian - World news
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Final report on the South Australian blackouts adds to the debate on power security, as the government pulls the China extradition treaty resolution. Follow federal parliament live ... 2.26am BST Debate and report into 18C amendments is coming up in the senate. This is the speakers list. 2.23am BST Foreign minister, Julie Bishop , has said she would continue to work with Labor to get the China extradition treaty ratified because it is “undoubtedly in Australia’s national interests”. Asked whether there was a link between the extradition treaty and prisoner transfer agreement, Bishop said “yes, they were signed at the same time, in 2007” and confirmed that the Chinese consider them linked. It was raised on the recent visit by premier Li Keqiang , she said. Asked about Crown employees in custody in China, Bishop did not explain if they were directly affected but said Australia would continue to make representations on their behalf. Continue reading...
BBC Two England
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of 2018 so it can be fully ratified. But the EU chief negotiator is saying, if you want to have that trade deal done at the same time, even in that sort of a transitional outline, you have got to get.
The Guardian - World news
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Disparate groups oppose an extradition treaty due to be ratified by parliament, 10 years after it was signed. Follow it live ... 9.53pm BST Good morning blogans, Unity of purpose is a rare thing in parliament but it seems an extradition treaty with China has brought about agreement with all but senior government leadership. We are urging the opposition and crossbenchers to support the ratification. There are very considerable protections in the treaty and it is an important part of our co-operation with China on law enforcement. We dont know what happens to people once they are extradited to China...there is no upside for Australia. The difficulty is that governments will always say things to serve their only interests. I’d be very, very cautious about ratifying this treaty at this time. In my judgment, China’s legal system has to evolve further before the Australian government and people could be confident that those before it would receive justice according to law.
BBC News 24
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you hear from campaigners and supporters of this treaty. Their ultimate goal and ideal is for, late in the process, for the states to sign up to the treaty once they get it ratified. From speaking to the US and Britain,.
Library of Congress
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Sadly, however, it took him about five years to come out publicly in support of women's suffrage, Ruth says. He did so in 1918. Congress passed the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote, on June 4, 1919. It was ratified on August 18, 1920, and become law on August 26. The Library of Congress holds many collections related to women's suffrage, including the records of the National American Woman Suffrage Association and the National Woman's Party , the Susan B. Anthony Collection and suffrage scrapbooks . For a full recounting of the 1913 women's march and links to additional materials, see Marching for the Vote: Remembering the Woman Suffrage Parade of 1913 .
ABC News - Australia
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The Labor Party will use its numbers to block the Australia-China extradition treaty in the Senate, joining the Greens and crossbenchers to vote against the agreement being ratified.
BBC One London
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has to be ratified within two years, by 27 other countries. Can that really happen?! I don't think it is inconceivable because it is in the interests of those 27 EU member states to try and negotiate a deal that we can all live with, because that would be preferable to Britain crashing.