sovereign state

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SOVEREIGN STATE. One which governs itself independently of any foreign power.

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Mayroon tayong equality among two equally sovereign states na pag may ginawa kang kasalanan, mayroon kang pagagalitan na dapat niyang pagbayaran.
Nigeria supports the right of the Palestinian people to an independent sovereign state within the framework of the UN Security Council Resolutions 242 and 338 while also recognizing Israel's right to exist.
There is one Republic of Cyprus, he noted, a sovereign state and full UN and EU member which will evolve according to what has been agreed previously to a bizonal, bicommunal federation with the full protection of human rights.
It is an audacious position to take when we consider that the north is not a sovereign state and is unlikely to ever be one.
Today, after two decades, it can be told with confidence that Kazakhstan has become a successful, sovereign state and is an equal partner of the world community, besides being a guarantor of interfaith and interethnic accord.
I am delighted that all final status issues are on the table and will be resolved without any exceptions, and it's time for the Palestinian people to have an independent, sovereign state of their own.
The Cabinet, chaired by Crown Prince Salman Bin ABdelaziz, reiterated positions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia calling for stopping the continued Israeli settlement projects in the occupied Palestinian territories and enabling the Palestinian people to gain their full rights to live in dignity in an independent sovereign state, with Al-Quds city as its capital.
If this information is confirmed, what we have here is an unprovoked strike against targets located on the territory of a sovereign state, which is a severe breach of the UN Charter and is unacceptable, no matter the motive used for its justification.
There is nothing petty about preserving the right to keep our national team, there are many within Fifa who want the UK to have one team and not four like every other sovereign state.
US law says that a sovereign state cannot be sued in the US courts except for a handful of reasons, one of which is that it is found responsible for terrorist acts against Americans.
The social question arose in the context of a weak sovereign state struggling for its legitimacy against revolutionary forces such as socialism and communism.
A sovereign default is when the government of a sovereign state cannot pay its debt.