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Germany Debates Reconstruction of 'Hitler's Church'

For the moment, efforts to halt the reconstruction of the Garrison Church in Potsdam, scene of a pivotal moment in Hitler’s rise to power, have failed. On Wednesday afternoon, the Potsdam city parliament rejected a referendum which would have transferred decision-making control over the reconstruction to the citizens. Show More Summary

What's Next for Scotland—and the UK

Scotland voted to remain part of the United Kingdom, but that doesn't mean there are no changes in store. The BBC, Telegraph, USA Today, and CNN run down what's next for the country and the UK: Scottish Parliament will get more power. That's something the three biggest political parties in...

Aftershocks and apprehension

The aftershocks of the referendum will dominate the next parliament. Here's why. The best way of dealing with the "West Lothian Question", the former Lord Chancellor Derry Irvine once remarked, is not to ask it. There was a time when...Show More Summary

English votes for English taxes is a recipe for revolution

"We have heard the voice of Scotland – and now the millions of voices of England must not go ignored. "So, just as Scotland will vote separately in the Scottish Parliament on their issues of tax, spending and welfare, so too England, as well as Wales and Northern Ireland, should be able to vote on [...]

EU Council Presidency Presents Paper On Tackling Copyright Infringement That's Little More Than ACTA Reheated

6 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The political machine of the European Union is undergoing a major makeover. Elections recently took place for Members of the European Parliament, bringing in many new faces. Later this year, a new array of Commissioners will take up jobs in the European Commission. Show More Summary

Abbott warns Australia faces its ‘most serious’ security challenge

ARMED police officers will be permanently stationed inside Parliament House, as Tony Abbott warned Australia faces the “most serious” security challenge in its history. The Prime Minister’s comments came as the Australian Federal Police revealed officers had carried out further overnight raids following yesterday’s massive anti-terror operation. Show More Summary

'No' side wins the Scotland independence vote, after referendum that shook the UK

The Scotland independence referendum, the big project of Scotland's devolved Parliament under First Minister Alex Salmond and his Scottish National Party, has finally come up far short — with the "No" side winning a big victory in Thursday's referendum. Show More Summary

Australia Amps Up Security at Parliament House Due to Terror Threat

Australian authorities have amped up security at Parliament House on the heels of a massive anti-terror operation that consisted of multiple raids in Sydney and Brisbane early Thursday. The Australian Federal Police are to take overShow More Summary

Here's Why 16- And 17-Year-Old Scots Might Say 'No' To Independence

Thursday's referendum on Scottish independence will be the first time in the United Kingdom that 16- and 17-year-olds will vote in a major ballot, following legislation passed by the Scottish Parliament in June 2013. 109,533 of those eligible teens have since registered to vote, The Guardian reported this week. Show More Summary

36 MPs back Greg Mulholland’s motion on Multiple Sclerosis campaign

Liberal Democrat MP for Leeds North West Greg Mulholland earlier this month put forward a motion in Parliament calling for better treatment for people suffering from multiple sclerosis. The motion has since received cross-party backing from a further 36 MPs. The motion backs the Multiple Sclerosis Society’s ‘Treat Me Right’ campaign and says “all licensed multiple […]

Whither Now, Ukraine?

Michael Weiss’s overview of the situation in Ukraine today touches on several salient topics—corruption, nationalism, the economy, Russia—and is worth a full read. Here, he addresses the law the Ukrainian parliament passed this week granting a measure of autonomy to the country’s eastern regions: There are already signs that Ukraine and Russia will interpret it […]

Humza Yousaf MSP: The Islamist-Linked ‘Radical’ Behind Salmond and Scottish Independence

GLASGOW, United Kingdom – As Scotland votes on independence, in a campaign led by Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond and a coterie of advisors, few can claim more influence than Member of the Scottish Parliament Humza Yousaf. Yousaf was recently described by the BBC's Andrew Neil as “the power behind Alex Salmond”. Show More Summary

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny Pushing Abortion Expansion Friday

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has told the Irish Parliament that the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar, is expected to publish abortion regulations this Friday. The guidelines are intended to provide assistance to obstetricians and psychiatrists as they try to steer their way through the medical minefield created by last year’s Protection of Human Life […]

This Guy Is Trying To Sway The Scottish Independence Vote All By Himself

Surrounded by a sea of flag-carrying, "Yes" badge-wearing teenagers outside the Scottish Parliament today this one "No" voter appeared to set about the task of turning the pro-independence youth tide. Teenagers as young as 16 are allowed to vote in this referendum. Show More Summary

Russia Calls Kiev Law on Special Status of Donbass 'Step in Right Direction'

``On Tuesday, Ukraine's parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, approved a law submitted by President Petro Poroshenko to introduce self-administration in parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The bill also states that local elections are to take place in the regions on December 7 and also guarantees the right to use Russian or any other language in Ukraine.''

Catalan Independence Protestors Are In Edinburgh Urging The Scots To Vote For Independence

Catalan independence activists are making their voices (and stereos) heard outside Holyrood, the Scottish Parliament. The Catalonia area of Spain — which includes Barcelona — has an independence movement inside it that wants a vote to separate from larger Spain. Show More Summary

The peace and safety of our throne

THE troonrede, the annual speech delivered by the Dutch monarch to parliament, is in part an occasion for sounding the national mood, and in part an occasion for prominent women to wear exceptionally silly hats. It takes place on a day...Show More Summary

Libyan parliament rejects new cabinet

Abdullah al-Thinni, head of Tobruk-based government, had presented cabinet line-up with names of 16 ministers.

The Scottish National Party (pt. 2)

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How the SNP has fared at the ballot box, continued... With the creation of the Scottish Parliament in 1999 the SNP had a far greater opportunity to influence policy and control their country than under any purely Westminster government. Show More Summary

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