BBC News 24
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Sir Ivan also said that the EU was unlikely to agree specific deals for certain industries. They will be very loath to have individual sectoral deals done legally and ratified, unless it's all agreed.
BBC News 24
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Michelle Fleury in New York. In other news:, the first major credit system and has taken effect for trade facilitation that will cut cost by 40% and boost cross-border trade by $1 trillion. This deal was negotiated back in 2013, and a majority of countries have ratified the agreement, including the United States.
BBC News 24
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It was very early days there, pre-Christmas. All I was conscious of from the discussions I was having with opposite numbers was that there was a hell of a lot of work going on in the undergrowth to examine the implications of the UK exiting on the budget. Sir Ivan also said that the EU was unlikely to agree specific deals for certain industries. They will be very loath to have individual sectoral deals done legally and ratified, unless it's all agreed.
The Economic Times
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Mondoweiss
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BBC One South West
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The city's plan won't be fully ratified for months, but it will affect what happens to this important area for more than a decade. We have been hearing about some stormy weather to come and let's find out how we will be affected here in the south-west with Holly.
BBC Two England
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Combating violence against women and preventing domestic violence is the aim of the Istanbul convention which the UK has yet to ratify. Does she agree with members across this house that the convention should be ratified as a priority? He has raised a particularly important subject.
BBC Parliament
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Does she agree with members across this house that the convention should be ratified as a priority? He has raised a particularly important subject. It is one that I take particularly seriously.
Voice Of America
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N. bodies on United Nation Conventions that Pakistan has ratified,” said one activist named Abdullah. Advocates say humanitarian organizations are needed in the restive area to educate people on their rights. “We really need initiatives from aid agencies through which we can make people aware of their rights and to make them demand their basic needs from the government,” said Shabaan Ali, who runs a non-governmental organization to help empower his tribesmen.
The Iran Project
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We are willing to accept the obligations, not obligations that Israel had not accepted, but obligations that other countries around there, and then some, the NPT, the safeguards, the additional protocol, all other international instruments that prohibit development of nuclear weapons. Because we don't want to develop nuclear weapons. So those that prohibit development of nuclear weapons have no sunset clause, no sunset clause. Iran will no be free from the obligation not to develop nuclear weapons in ten years, in 20 years, in 50 years. These are permanent undertakings that Iran undertook when it signed and ratified the NPT, when it will ratify, if we have disagreement, the additional protocol and other international instrument. So people are simply engaged in what amounts to demagoguery. We are not about to be free to develop nuclear weapons any time in in in the future.
The Iran Project
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And it could cause undue hardship to U.S diplomatic effort to form coalitions to fight the mentioned groups. First, such a designation is not legally and logically sound and it could set bad precedents: Despite politically motivated claims, the IRGC is not a terrorist organization in the legal and proper sense of the term. Rather, it is the official conventional armed forces of a sovereign nation. It has all the characteristics of a regular army. For instance, it derives its authority from the Iranian constitution. It has a well-defined command structure and a ratified code of conduct that it is held accountable to according to Iranian law. Its members wear a uniform and have a fixed distinctive and recognizable emblem. Nearly half the Iranian male population does its military service in the IRGC. And it operates in accordance with the Geneva Conventions and the laws and customs of war.
Voice Of America
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Tillerson, Kelly to visit “It would be delusional to consider or present ... a traditional agenda for an ambassador because I am not going — in the event that I am ratified — under normal conditions,” Gutierrez said. “On the contrary, there are extraordinary conditions.” U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly are expected in Mexico City on February 23 for meetings with Mexican officials. Mexico's Foreign Relations Department said this week that the talks aim to promote a respectful, close relationship between the two governments.
Channel 4
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That includes regional parliaments. That is about 38 different assemblies that is still has to be ratified in. Remember the scare that the parliament in Belgium gave to this whole process a few months ago when they voted against it.
Channel 4
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Forgive me, it is a done deal and therefore it exists. We, presumably, have to make the best of it. Perhaps the way to do that is to make it work properly for all? With respect I don't think it is a done deal to the extent that it still has to be ratified in every parliament.
Channel 4
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The significance of this deal for both Canada and the European Parliament is clear. Just a day after the Ceta free-trade agreement was ratified, the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau flew to Strasbourg to address EU leaders - becoming the first leader from his country to do so.
TIME - Top Stories
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This tug of war reached a crisis point last fall. During Montenegros parliamentary elections on Oct. 16, the government announced that it had foiled a Russian-linked plot to seize power in Montenegro, assassinate the then-Prime Minister, Milo ukanovi , and install a leader who would keep the country out of NATO. Russia has denied any involvement in the alleged plot, and the opposition in Montenegro has questioned whether any attempt at a couptat took place. As it continues to investigate the conspiracy , Montenegro is pushing ahead with its bid to join NATO. Out of the alliances 28 members, 24 have already ratified Montenegros membership. But the vote is now stalled in the U.S. Senate, and a senior U.S. official told TIME this week that the White House currently has no plans to endorse Montenegros membership.
BBC News 24
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Europe certainly is a winner, following 2016, it is a successful Europe. The biggest winner within Europe, I think is France, ratified, and I write, by all the members.
BBC News 24
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It has been signed but it has to be ratified. That is it big thing to do, to get 28 governments to agree. You can sometimes need smaller governments within those governments to agree as well. For the second time in three weeks, a court will decide whether to grant a request to arrest the head of South Korea's largest company.
KyivPost
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21stCenturyWire
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The repeated claim by western journalists and politicians that Crimea's move towards secession was illegal is quickly nullified by the fact that the western-backed mob's occupation of, and setting fire to federal buildings, injuring and killing police , before pushing out democratically elected Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych at gunpoint a transition admittedly brokered by the United States meant that the government in Kiev was not legal or constitutional (according the Ukraine's own legally ratified constitution) either. The argument could then be made that the government in Kiev was dissolved under duress, and so any claims of legality or otherwise coming out of Kiev, Washington, or Brussels lack real context, and thus lack real merit too. It should be clear to any reasonable observer or mainstream media journalist or pundit looking at the totality of the situation, that Russia did not oust an elected leader, nor did it push the Ukraine towards civil collapse and into a violent civil war it was the US and its NATO member state partners.
The Herald
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SOME of Scotland and Britain's most famous foods and brands are at risk by a new EU free trade agreement which is expected to be ratified next week.
Politico
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Instead, he seems intent on careening down a path that leads to more nuclear weapons on the planet and a greater likelihood of nuclear war.” Former Rep. John Tierney, a Massachusetts Democrat who now runs the Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation, also condemned the notion that the treaty that was signed by President Barack Obama and Putin and ratified by the U.S. Senate, was harmful to American interests. “The New START agreement is one of history’s more important arms control treaties, Tierney said. It caps the number of strategic nuclear warheads the United States and Russia can deploy and facilitates nuclear transparency between both superpowers. Without this treaty, Russia would have no limits on its nuclear weapons program and, accordingly, American national security would be severely weakened.” By denouncing New START, he added, President Trump is playing a dangerous game that puts U.S.-Russia relations and the American people at risk.”
TIME - Top Stories
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When the 13th amendment was ratified into law on December 6, 1865, it abolished slavery, with one key caveat: except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted. More than 150 years later, that exception has proven much more than a mere footnote to history. More African-American men are incarcerated , or on probation or parole, than were enslaved in 1850, and the United States, which accounts for 5% of the worlds population, counts nearly a quarter of the world's incarcerated people. To understand how we got from there to here, look no further than Ava DuVernays Oscar-nominated Netflix documentary 13th . Released just a month before the presidential election last fall and nominated for an Oscar at this months Academy Awards, the film draws a line from the ratification of its titular amendment to mass incarceration today, making pit stops at significant moments in history, from the depiction of black men as a threat to white women in The Birth of a Nation in 1917 to the thinly-veiled racist appeals of President Reagans Southern strategy in the early 80s.
BBC News 24
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Japan had ratified it. But to say that in that front, Shinzo Abe at the start thought he could persuade Trump to come around to his idea that TPP is a good thing. I think he has ditched that idea and I think Shinzo Abe is prepared to enter into by lateral trade agreements.