“Ratify” in the news

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The Guardian
· Rose Byrne: ‘You understand why feminists are furious – we’re still talking about this?’  
For a moment, it looked as if the equal rights amendment or ERA – a proposed change to the constitution, seeking to guarantee women equal rights across the board – might be ratified by all 50 states.
The Independent
· Inside cricket’s bio-secure bubble as England prepare to take to the field like never before  
But as director of events Steve Elworthy outlined measures that are due to be ratified in the coming week, there was only one absolute.
Japan Today
· What could losing U.S. 'special status' mean for Hong Kong?  
The relationship of the WHO with the US is ratified through a treaty that is passed by Congress; therefore our dear President does not have the authority to ‘withdraw’ from it.
The Japan Times
· NBA yet to reach consensus on how season would resume  
ESPN reported that the league is planning a Thursday vote to ratify whatever proposal Silver recommends.
The Independent
· Four ways the Brexit transition period could be extended after the deadline has passed  
This gave the parliaments time to ratify the treaty.
· China says will counter any US actions over Hong Kong Bill  
BEIJING: China said on Friday (May 29) it will take any necessary countermeasures if the United States insists on interfering in Beijing's internal affairs and taking action in response to the Hong Kong security Bill ratified by China's parliament on Thursday.
· Venezuela's opposition-led assembly backs Guaido over Maduro choice  
Venezuela's National Assembly on Thursday ratified opposition leader Juan Guaido as legislative speaker, defying a Supreme Court ruling approving a rival opposition figure more favorable to President Nicolas Maduro.
The Guardian
· Nuclear watchdog says any US test would be 'grave challenge to peace'  
The US signed the CTBT in 1996 but the Senate voted against ratifying it.
The Economist
· Brexit: Deadlock looms at Brexit talks next week  
Worse, such a treaty might have to be ratified by national and, in some cases, regional parliaments.
The Diplomat
· China Moves to Quell Hong Kong Protests With Security Law  
China officially ratified a plan Thursday to write a national security law for Hong Kong that exerts Beijing’s broader, new control over the semi-autonomous territory in a bid to prevent a return of the months of often-violent protests last year.