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Yes, the EU diplomatic service has made a Statement: The EU reiterates its position that all settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory are illegal under international law and the EU will not recognise any changes to the pre-1967 borders, including in Jerusalem, other than those agreed by both sides. The EU renews its call on the Israeli government ...


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The Irish Border issue has been temporarily resolved to the point at which the negotiations can proceed. When she was negotiating May described creating a border down the Irish Sea as something that no British Prime Minister could accept. Boris Johnson accepted it. That satisfied the EU, but not many in Northern Ireland. The border in the Irish Sea will ...


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The matter is probably settled as far as the EU is concerned as the UK has now agreed not to pass legislation which would break the withdrawal agreement, and hence place itself "in breach of international law". If Britain were to remain a member of both the single market and the customs union, it would make no difference anywhere as there would be ...


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In short, the solution that was agreed upon will create a “new trade border” between the Great Britain and the European Union. This is because Northern Ireland will stay inside of the customs union and they will enforce EU rules at its borders. With this agreement, there is no dispute between the UK and the EU as of now. From BBC: This will prevent a ...


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In Australia, the senate elections have been counted electronically for quite some time, with the software having existed in some form since at least 2003 (see the submission linked in the annotation) and said precursor was used for the 2004 election. [2] It is also used for commercial vote counting services provided by the AEC. [3][4] A video series "...


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What happened to the dispute over the Irish backstop? The Irish backstop was renegotiated by Prime Minister Boris Johnson after he took over from PM Theresa May. It has been replaced by the Northern Ireland protocol. Is the Irish border no longer a major obstacle to the negotiations between the UK and the EU? Yes. The Northern Irish protocol has been agreed ...


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In 1900 the British Empire was single state in international law and dominions like Canada and Australia had self-government within the British Empire. They did not have separate citizenship laws or diplomatic corps. From the UK perspective, there were "British countries" (part of the Empire) and "foreign countries" (everywhere else). ...


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No, all ballots in those countries are still counted by hand. While machines are getting better at being able to recognise written numbers, they're by no means perfect yet (and not yet better than humans at it).


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A good number of those amendments (about 25% of them) to the Irish constitution were over international treaties (as seen on the Wikipedia list), ranging from the various EU treaties (Ireland pretty much had an amendment/referendum for every one of those: accession, SEA, Nice, Lisbon, Amsterdam, the Fiscal Compact) to participation in the ICC and the Good ...


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