The approval came just two days after Putin signed the reform bill, which has faced fierce criticism from opposition figures who say it will allow the longtime Russian leader to become "president for life."
Thailand's Constitutional Court dissolved the Future Forward Party and imposed a 10-year ban on the party's executive members holding political office.
After marathon six-month hearings broadcast on public radio, the court on Monday declared that Mutharika was "not duly elected."
The appeal was made by a group of women forced to work in Japan's wartime military brothels to strike down a deal signed by the two Asian countries to settle claims over the abuse.
A member of the Zimbabwean minority Muslim community is challenging school regulations that ban beards for pupils, which he says are discriminatory and therefore unconstitutional.
Dozen ex-officials and activists on trial tell the Spanish Supreme Court in Madrid that long-running secession efforts in Catalonia were part of a political conflict with national authorities and didn't belong in a courtroom.
The riots came after the General Election Commission announced President Joko Widodo had beaten his challenger former general Prabowo Subianto in the April 17 presidential poll.
The Election Commission announces Joko Widodo won 55.5 percent of the vote in the April 17 election and his challenger former general Prabowo Subianto 45.5 percent.
Lawmakers pressured by LGBT groups as well as by church organisations opposed to the move approved most of a government-sponsored bill.
Pro-independence Catalan leaders that flout the law are turning the question of independence into a counterproductive binary of good versus evil.
Top court bans Thai Raksa Chart opposition party for nominating king's sister Princess Ubolratana as its prime ministerial candidate, ahead of crucial polls, the first since military seized power.
In the country's National Assembly polls, candidates backing outgoing DRC president Joseph Kabila had secured 288 of the 429 seats so far declared, with 141 going to the opposition.
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