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ra tuh fahy

  • v  approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation

  • Time is running out for most tax evaders because more and more countries which are called tax havens are ratifying treaties that aim to catch the culprits.
  • It is unthinkable that there some countries who have still not ratified the Geneva Convention for prisoners of war.
  • Ecological agreements are non-starters because most governments do not ratify the treaties in their parliaments.
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  • Obama: Seek "security of a world without nuclear weapons"
    President Obama announces new summit in 2016 to help secure nuclear materials worldwide, will push Senate to ratify comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty
    June 19, 2013 - CBS News
  • A Win with Asterisks
    In state district court last week, an attorney for the Fort Worth school district called former assistant principal Joe Palazzolo a liar, a bully, and a racist. On Monday night, the school board voted 7-0 to ratify a settlement of Palazzolo’s lawsuit, giving the whistleblower pretty much everything he asked for and reinstating him as [...]
    June 19, 2013 - Fort Worth Weekly
  • SD2 board to discuss trustee vacancy and school sites
    School District 2 trustees will meet Monday night to declare a vacancy on the board, ratify its labor contracts with two unions and discuss the school site process. 
    June 17, 2013 - Billings Gazette

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