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Romanian parliament passes law that may dilute graft fight

Romanian lawmakers have approved changes that critics say will weaken the European Union member's efforts to root out high-level corruption. Parliament voted 167-70 Monday to change a law that obliges … Click to Continue »

Does HuffPo protect sexual abusers?

Get this: I sent that column below – the one the Hill Times printed, about sexual harassment on Parliament Hill – to HuffPo. Here’s the response I got from one Davide Mastracci, a student at Ryerson:   “DECLINED…[this] is not the forum for investigative reporting…Although you omitted names, the CBC employee you describe is easily... View Article

Could the first by-election of the 2017 Parliament be at Ashford in Kent?

One of the problems about running a website dedicated to betting on politics is that we need things on which we can gamble where we’re going to get a result in the not too distant future. The past year has been helped by a couple of unexpected by-elections and of course Mrs May’s decision in […]

Party without parliamentary seats leads in Slovenia opinion poll

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - A centre-left party that has no seats in Slovenia's parliament and is led by a former comedian topped an opinion poll published by daily newspaper Delo on Monday, about six months ahead of an expected general election.

John Stone Presents Written Evidence to UK Parliament

By John Stone, UK Editor Age of Autism This morning AoA posts its evidence, prepared by John Stone, to the House of Commons Select Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee inquiry into “fake news” which has been published by the....

France's conservatives choose new leader to oppose Macron

The once-dominant conservative party in France, Les Republicans, now the biggest opposition party in parliament, have elected a new leader they hope will recover their voice.

'New sense of optimism' in Brexit talks: PM May

Prime Minister Theresa May will tell British lawmakers Monday there is a "new sense of optimism" around Brexit talks after striking an initial agreement last week with the European Union. In a statement to parliament following the preliminary...Show More Summary

Britain's May hails new optimism in Brexit talks after deal

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will hail "a new sense of optimism" in Brexit talks on Monday, telling parliament Britain and the European Union should sign off on a deal at a summit this week "to move forwards together" to discuss future trade ties.

Review: Qantas Domestic Business Lounge Canberra

Australia’s capital city is Canberra and many politicians fly from all over the country to attend Parliament there. Both of Australia’s domestic airlines serve the city multiple times per day. Qantas has paid lounge access called The Qantas Club, plus there is also another type of lounge called the Domestic Business Lounge. These are for […]

Australia Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Australia became the 26th nation to legalize same-sex marriage on Thursday, prompting cheers and singing from a packed parliament public gallery in a country where some states ruled homosexual acts to be illegal until just 20 years ago. Show More Summary

Iran's Rouhani sees major economic growth next year

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani promised high economic growth as he laid out next year's budget on Sunday, despite uncertainty over whether the United States will pull out of the nuclear deal. Presenting the budget to parliament, Rouhani...Show More Summary

Protests in Ukraine raise specter of another uprising

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — In the raw cold and winter rain, Serhiy Hrey stood amid a protest tent camp outside Ukraine's parliament, making firebombs and declaring his readiness to fight.

What Is An Ex-Georgian President Doing Camping Outside Ukraine's Parliament?

2 days agoNews : The Two-Way

Once president of Georgia, then a governor in Ukraine, now stateless, Mikhail Saakashvili is leading protests — when he's not dodging the police. And this colorful figure's got quite the backstory.

Don’t Be Too Quick to Celebrate Poland’s Sunday Shopping Ban

Recently, the lower chamber of Polish parliament (the Sejm) passed a bill to gradually ban shopping on Sundays. At the beginning, two Sundays of each month will be “free of trade.” The ultimate goal is a total ban on Sunday shopping by 2020. Many Catholics in Poland and abroad are excited to hear this news, [...]

Poland adopts more controversial judicial reforms

Poland's right-wing dominated parliament on Friday passed controversial reforms that opposition politicians and the EU insist further undermine judicial independence and the separation of powers. The reforms allow parliament to choose members of a body designed to protect judicial independence and reinforce political control over the Supreme Court. Show More Summary

AUSTRALIA: Same-Sex Marriage Bill Signed Into Law, Weddings To Commence In 30 Days [VIDEO]

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Associated Press reports: Australia’s prime minister rushed gay marriage into law on Friday by gaining a final signature on a bill hours after it was overwhelming endorsed by Parliament and as the nation started planning weddings that can take place in a month. Show More Summary

Polish parliament, defying EU, approves judiciary overhaul

WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish lawmakers approved an overhaul of the judiciary on Friday, giving parliament de facto control over the selection of judges in defiance of the European Union.

This Queer Family Has Been Campaigning For Australian Marriage Equality For 14 Years

When 15-year-old Corin Nichols-Tomlins travels to Canberra this week with his two mums, there’s one member of parliament

Public Viewers in Parliament Burst Into Song as Australia Legalizes Marriage Equality (Video)

Public Viewers in Parliament Burst Into Song as Australia Legalizes Marriage Equality (Video) Marriage equality has now been legalized in Australia and will take effect after the start of 2018. The reactions have been heartfelt and hilarious Hornet Stories - Hornet Stories bring you the best news, pop-culture, and opinions on the web!

EU wins powers on new cars after VW diesel scandal

The EU gained new powers Thursday to spot-check vehicles and fine automakers under tougher rules agreed after the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal. The European Commission, the European Parliament and the 28 member states of the...Show More Summary

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