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The bill covers spouses, siblings, parents, and children; and the spouses of these second-degree relatives
President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is the first president to lose his job over the scandal in which the Brazilian company admitted paying out millions of dollars in bribes and gifts to Latin American politicians and businessmen to secure public works contracts
Seoul will send a total of 160 performers to Pyongyang for a 4-day visit from March 31 to April 3
Htin Kyaw's office does not give many details for why he resigned, only saying that 'he wanted to take a rest from his current duty'
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(UPDATED) Duterte himself comes from a family of politicians dominating Davao
President Xi Jinping's address caps an annual session of the National People's Congress that paved the way for him to rule for life
'[In a] scale of 10, the President is only at 6 in his fight against narco-politics,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
While it noted a resolve to 'protect human rights,' it failed to condemn member state Myanmar's treatment of the Muslim-minority Rohingya
Li is re-appointed with 2,964 votes in favor and two against during the annual session of the National People's Congress at Beijing's Great Hall of the People
Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe says he was a victim of a 'war' by the Trump administration
'I am just a mere point of light in the dark. But I believe and hope that even small acts that we do will add to the collective efforts to awaken the conscience of the nation,' says Fr Amado 'Picx' Picardal, as he goes on a 16-day 'Bike for Life and Peace' around Northern Mindanao
The vaguely worded bill passes the 560-member house, but has just become official, over the objections of President Joko Widodo who refused to sign off on the controversial legislation
'The forces of the past do not allow us to work for future generations,' Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar tells a press conference. 'I am tendering my resignation.'
The vote of the Consultative Committee is a step toward regulating political dynasties but will Congress, full of scions of such dynasties, adopt the body's recommendation?
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The federal constitution to be proposed will allow two family members to run if one is seeking a national post and the other is seeking a local or regional post
(UPDATED) The panel concurs with the judgment of US spy chiefs from January 2017 on the Russian interference, except with respect to President Vladimir Putin's alleged preference for candidate Donald Trump
Members of the House and Duterte appointees who have been floated as potential senatorial bets in 2019 tag along and give speeches before a crowd of incumbent and aspiring barangay leaders
(UPDATED) The Con-Com votes for a self-executing provision in the new constitution that will cover relatives up to the 2nd degree of consanguinity and affinity
(UPDATED) The parliament abolishes presidential term limits, giving Chinese President Xi Jinping a lifetime to push his goal of turning China into a global economic powerhouse with a 'world-class' military
Surveys show that ex-guerrilla leader Rodrigo 'Timochenko' Londono – candidate for the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force – had just 1% voter support
The Consultative Committee members who want this provision say it would lead to less conflict and more collaborative governance
The group reaches a tentative agreement to include a provision regulating political dynasties in the constitution it will propose to President Rodrigo Duterte
Duterte's Cha-Cha will in fact create a new dictatorship even as it strengthens and expands the political dynasties’ monopoly on power
Tensions between far-right and anti-fascist activists mar a gloomy campaign dominated by fears about immigration and economic malaise
Merkel will go into her fourth term with far weaker cards than before, as she had to pay a high price to coax the reluctant Social Democratic Party back into another loveless 'grand coalition'
The make or break vote is the last hurdle in the way of Merkel's fourth term in office
Israeli police recommend Netanyahu's indictment in 2 corruption cases last month and investigations are continuing in others
(UPDATED) 'China doesn't want a trade war with the United States,' says China National People's Congress spokesman Zhang Yesui
Pyongyang has long expressed its desire to talk without preconditions, while Washington insists that the isolated regime disarm first
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At the very least, these proposed amendments grant immense powers to Duterte and effectively dismantle whatever system of checks and balances there is
Vice President Leni Robredo says the absence of an anti-dynasty law under a federal system may lead to the emergence of 'fiefdoms' nationwide
(UPDATED) 'There are 38 groups who have submitted the applications for party registration,' an election official tells Agence France-Presse
'I will not put myself forward as candidate to be appointed regional president,' Catalonia's deposed leader Carles Puigdemont announces solemnly from Belgium
'It is proposed that the elections for president be held simultaneously' with elections for regional legislatures
Donald Trump pays tribute to Hicks' 'outstanding' contribution over the past 3 years, calling her 'as smart and thoughtful as they come, a truly great person'
Read the other salient features of the Senate's proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, which seeks to give political and fiscal autonomy to the region
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: 'You have a body that has cancer everywhere, the cancer of corruption. You need to have chemo, the shock of chemo, or the cancer will eat the body'
Where countries stand on the move largely depends on where they sit
Christian leaders decide to reopen the church after Israel suspends tax measures they strongly oppose
EU negotiator Michel Barnier will unveil a long-awaited draft Brexit divorce treaty, which threatens to trigger new arguments with Britain on key issues
However, the power of the consultative committee, which is under President Rodrigo Duterte, is what the name states – consultative
The first day of a 5-hour daily 'pause' that was ordered by President Vladimir Putin Sunday and kicked off at 9 am local time (0700 GMT) is marred by violence
The White House's 29-year-old communications director stuck to answering pre-approved questions, House Intelligence Committee members say
(UPDATED) The White House, including the president himself, refuse to comment on the record, but insists that the decision will not have any impact on Jared Kushner's role as senior aide
(UPDATED) South Korean prosecutors demand a 30-year-jail sentence for former president Park Geun-hye for corruption and abuse of power
Russia says it will organize a daily 5 hour pause in the fighting to allow civilians to escape through 'humanitarian corridors'