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Commonwealth Summit Ends with Modest Human Rights Gains

Posted October 30th, 2011 at 8:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Dozens of nations once linked to the former British empire have failed to find consensus on several human rights concerns. The three-day Commonwealth Summit wrapped up Sunday in Perth, Australia. Leaders said they had made modest progress on implementing reforms, but the steps fell short of what some member countries had said they were hoping […]

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British Royal Succession Rules Revamped at Commonwealth Summit

Posted October 28th, 2011 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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Member nations of the British Commonwealth have agreed to repeal a centuries-old rule that favors sons over daughters to take the royal throne, even if the daughter is the oldest born. The agreement was reached Friday on the sidelines of the 54-nation Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in the western Australian city Perth. The meeting […]

Commonwealth Leaders Begin Crucial Summit

Posted October 28th, 2011 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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Leaders of dozens of nations once linked to the former British empire have gathered in Australia to discuss such issues as human rights and succession to the British throne. A traditional cleansing ritual by a local Aboriginal tribe greeted the leaders as they arrived for Friday’s opening ceremony of the 54-nation Commonwealth Heads of Government […]

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