· France won’t ratify Hong Kong’s extradition agreement →
PARIS — France has decided not to ratify an extradition agreement with Hong Kong after China’s central government in Beijing imposed a new national security law on the city.
The Japan Times
· John Hume, who worked to end Northern Ireland violence, dies at 83 →
The process was overseen by neutral figures like U.S. mediator George Mitchell, with the decisions overwhelmingly ratified by public referendums in both parts of Ireland.
· Hiroshima at 75: A Painful Legacy Tempered by Hope and a Treaty →
Setsuko, who campaigned tirelessly in partnership with ICAN, celebrated knowing that after the nuclear weapons ban treaty has been ratified by 50 nations, it will enter into force and the development, testing, production, acquisition, possession, stockpiling, or threatened use of nuclear weapons will become illegal under international law.
· Exploring COVID-19's Impact on NFL Players, Salary Cap and More →
Some financial details are still expected to be worked out in the current CBA that has yet to be ratified.
The New York Times
· How Has the Electoral College Survived for This Long? →
After Reconstruction, the white “Redeemer” governments that came to power in Southern states became the political beneficiaries of what amounted to a “five-fifths” clause: African-Americans counted fully toward representation (and thus electoral votes), but they were again disenfranchised — despite the formal protections outlined in the 15th Amendment, ratified in 1870, which stated that the right to vote could not be denied “on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” White Southerners consequently derived an even greater benefit from the Electoral College than they had before the Civil War.
· Azmin: RCEP signing expected to proceed in November →
CPTPP, which began life as the United States-backed Trans-Pacific Partnership, entered into force on December 30, 2018, among the first six countries that ratified it — Australia, Japan, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore.
· Why we need to value, not vilify, migrant workers — Eric Paulsen →
Although Malaysia is not a party to the UN Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families, it has ratified a number of International Labour Organisation instruments, which require the protection of all workers’ rights without discrimination.
· Simon Weaver: Harrogate Town promotion to EFL 'a dream come true' →
After football was halted in March because of the coronavirus pandemic, clubs in the fifth tier voted to end the season in April and the Football Association ratified the decision in June.
· Coalition toes party line between US and China →
Through the 1950s, Menzies assiduously kept Australia away from any notion the ANZUS Treaty, ratified in 1952, would oblige us to join a US war with China − in fact, oblige us to do anything other than “consult” Washington if such a conflict occurred.