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Man Wearing ISIS Flag Spotted In London’s Parliament Square

Photos of a man wearing an ISIS flag and strolling through London with a young child on his shoulders were taken by a Korean tourist Saturday, days before the anniversary of the 7/7 terror attacks in that city. After being posted onShow More Summary

Greeks Head To Polls With "No" Camp In Lead

``Many analysts believe the last-minute change in the public mood was prompted by a major pro-government and anti-austerity rally held in front of the Greek Parliament on Syntagma Square, where Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, electedShow More Summary

Malaysia's opposition demands emergency debate on PM after graft allegations

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Two of Malaysia's main opposition parties on Sunday demanded an emergency sitting of parliament to discuss Prime Minister Najib Razak's future as tensions mounted over a report that linked him to probes into alleged corruption involving state fund 1MDB.

Brussels Could Provide Athens With Emergency Loans - EU Parliament Head

The European Union would not abandon the Greek people regardless of the results of the Sunday referendum, Martin Schulz said.

Iceland abolishes the crime of blasphemy.

The reform was proposed by the Pirate Party: The bill said it was "essential in a free society that the public can express themselves without fear of punishment". As three members of the Pirate Party stood before parliament on Thursday,...Show More Summary

Photography in public places across Europe threatened by harmonization proposal

The right to use pictures taken in a public place is under threat by a European Parliament proposal for the harmonization of copyright laws across the region. Buried in a complex set of amendments is the idea that the automatic Freedom...Show More Summary

Rasmussen Secretly Promised US Danish Support for Iraq War in 2002

According to reports in the Danish press, the then-Danish Prime Minister assured the US a year before the start of the Iraq war of Denmark's support for the invasion, despite telling the Danish public and parliament that Denmark had no plans to take part.

Afghan parliament rejects second defense minister nominee

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's parliament rejected the second nominee for defense minister, leaving the key position in limbo after nine months and as the Taliban insurgency makes gains against foreign-backed government forces.

PJ O’Rourke: Every government is a parliament of whores

From PJ O’Rourke’s Parliament of Whores: “Authority has always attracted the lowest elements in the human race. All through history, mankind has been bullied by scum. Those who lord it over their fellows and toss commands in every direction and … Continue reading ?

Malaysia’s prime minister accused of swiping $700 million from government investment fund

yesterdayHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In 2009 Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak announced that the government was taking over a private investment fund called 1MDB. When a parliament member asked why, Najib replied in a letter, “By doing this, the country’s wealth can...Show More Summary

Iceland's Pirate Party Wins Repeal Of Blasphemy Law

2 days agoNews : The Two-Way

The insurgent political movement, which has just three members in parliament, led the rollback of the 75-year-old law that made it a crime to "ridicule or insult" religious teachings.

Russian parliament votes to adopt controversial privacy law

MOSCOW (AP) — Lawmakers in the Russian parliament have voted for a bill forcing online search engines to remove search results about a specific person at that person's request.

Now Legal in Iceland: Blasphemy

Iceland has repealed an anti-blasphemy law that has been on the books since 1940, meaning its people are now free to ridicule religion to their heart's content. The country's parliament, the Althing, voted almost unanimously to remove blasphemy from the Icelandic Penal Code yesterday, the Iceland Monitor reports. The measure...

Ukraine and Europe: A Cultural Clash?

Friday's visit by European Parliament President Martin Schulz to Ukraine, where he addressed the Verkhovna Rada, is a further example of the EU pursuing a policy which shows a deep misunderstanding of its effects, according to analy...

EU Parliament Calls on Russia to Immediate Talks With Ukraine on Gas Deal

European Parliament President Martin Schulz said that parliament has called on Russia to immediately return to the negotiations table with Ukraine to hammer out a long-term gas deal.

North Korean defector to Finland claims evidence of illegal human experiments

2 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The researcher, "Lee," worked in Ganggye, Chagang, and escaped with what he says is 15GB of data detailing illegal human subjects biochemical research, which he is due to present to the European Parliament this month. (Thanks, Sulka...

Icelandic Parliament Votes to Repeal Blasphemy Law

We tend to think of Iceland as fairly liberal -- politicians unanimously voted in favor of marriage equality in 2010, they elected an openly lesbian Prime Minister in 2009, etc.But they have had a blasphemy law in the books since 1940 that has no place in modern society.

Renewable energy target slashed, wind farm commissioner to be established

The clean energy sector will finally face certainty after the parliament passed legislation to slash the renewable energy target.A bipartisan deal – agreed to last month after a lengthy political stalemate that hamstrung the clean energy sector – will slash the target from 41,000 gigawatt hours to 33,000.Legislation inscribing that deal passed the Senate during […]

British Cab Driver Captures On Camera ‘Mad’ UFO Hovering Over Mariners Wharf, Liverpool [Video]

A British cab driver has reported capturing on camera a UFO hovering late in the evening over Mariners Wharf in Liverpool. According to the Liverpool Echo, Paul Douglas of Aigburth, was driving along Upper Parliament Street in the direction...Show More Summary

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