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Russian Duma Speaker Urges US to Make Up for Cuba's Losses Over Embargo

The speaker of Russia's lower house of parliament claims that the United States must reimburse Cuba for the losses that the country sustained due to the 1960 trade embargo.

Which Ottawa Hotel Has Played Host to Queen Elizabeth, Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela and Princess Diana?

29 minutes agoTravel / Hotels : JustLuxe: Hotels

Overlooking the Rideau Canal and next door to Parliament Hill, sits the Fairmont Château Laurier, a privileged location in the heart of Canada’s capital, thanks to a man with a vision. Whe... via

French lawmakers approve controversial surveillance law

Lower House of parliament passes bill that would grant state sweeping powers to spy on citizens despite criticisms.

New French Rules Would Expand Surveillance Of Terrorism Suspects

2 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

Lawmakers in the lower house of Parliament voted overwhelmingly to approve the measure. The legislation, which must still be approved by the country's Senate, has been criticized as highly intrusive.

Scotland’s assisted suicide bill whacked by committee

Although most of the committee opposes the principle of the bill, they have decided to allow it to pass to the whole Scottish Parliament for a final decision.

Labour Politician Predicts UK Federalization Due to Scottish Stance

The United Kingdom is heading toward federalism as the parliament has started transferring powers to Wales and Scotland, a senior Labour politician told Sputnik on Tuesday.

BRITAIN: It's Erection Day!

4 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via Talking Points Memo: "British Conservative Party candidate James Duddridge has learned the importance of proofreading. The Member of Parliament on Tuesday tweeted a photo of one of his campaign flyers, which contained a massive error. Show More Summary

11 weird memes that help explain the British election

5 hours agoNews : BlogPost

Compared to the United States, the British election season is remarkably brief. The queen only dissolved parliament March 30, marking the beginning of the election period; voting will be held May 7. Yet despite the fact that there are just six weeks of real campaigning, the 2015 British election has been remarkably full of weird stories, horrible gaffes and […]

A hung Parliament? What then?

6 hours agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

Opinion polls over the last few weeks suggest that no parliamentary party will have an overall majority in the Westminster parliament; we will have a ‘hung parliament’. What then are the consequences? Who will govern, and how? It’s useful to go back a few steps in the process. Each constituency votes for a member to more...

Homophobic Russian MP Vitaly Milonov Ordered Not To Obstruct Gay Pride March: VIDEO

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Vitaly Milonov, the conservative Russian member of Parliament responsible for crafting Russia’s gay propaganda law, wanted to interfere with the gay pride parade set to take place in St. Petersburg on May Day. Thanks to St. Petersburg police authorities, he...

Occupy Democracy Slams UK Authorities for 'Over-Reacting' to Peaceful Rally

The UK Occupy Democracy movement slams authorities for "massively over-reacting" to activists putting up a tent in London's Parliament Square.

George Clinton Believes Our Music Copyright Laws Are Broken ... and That Aliens Exist

George Clinton, doyen of funk, captain of the Mothership, needs no introduction, but just for reference: His catalogue spans six decades and more than 30 albums, encompassing his legendary bands Parliament and Funkadelic, as well as his solo work. His music has been sampled by everyone from Sleigh Bells to... More »

Ed Miliband Rules Out Deal With Scottish Nationalists

yesterdayNews : NYTimes: News

The Labour leader, Ed Miliband, made clearer on Monday what his strategy would be in the event of a hung Parliament: he would present a Labour minority government committed to Labour’s manifesto and dare the Scottish National Party and everyone else to vote it down.

Anti-Russian Sanctions Are Killing Businesses in Germany - Lawmaker

Angela Merkel’s anti-Russian policy has caused 90 bankruptcies in Germany, Franz Wiese, a Brandenburg parliament lawmaker and a member of the Alternative for Germany party, said.

Israeli Foreign Minister Says He Won’t Join Netanyahu’s New Government

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Avigdor Lieberman’s decision is unlikely to block a coalition by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but it would leave him with a razor-thin majority in Parliament.

North Korea Officially Shuts Down Speculation Of A Kim Jong Un Trip To Moscow

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea announced Monday that the head of its parliament will attend this month's Victory Day celebration in Moscow, squelching speculation that supreme leader Kim Jong Un would use the event to make...Show More Summary

Boris Johnson Looking Over Cameron’s Shoulder

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Boris Johnson, the voluble mayor of London, and a Conservative candidate for Parliament, could be reincarnated as head of his party if things go badly for Prime Minister David Cameron.

Italian PM Renzi promises more reform once electoral law passes

MILAN (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi promised a new electoral law expected to be passed in parliament on Monday, despite fierce opposition from many within his own ruling party, would clear a path for wider reforms of the economy.

SNP Support Pivotal for UK Parties After Election - Deputy Party Leader

The Scottish National Party (SNP) will have a decisive role in the UK parliament after the general elections on Thursday, with major parties running neck-and-neck, SNP Deputy Leader Stewart Hosie told Sputnik.

Multinational tax dodgers could be in contempt of parliament: Report

The Australian Taxation Office has reportedly handed a new methodology for calculating the amount of tax that multinationals should pay to the Senate inquiry into corporate tax avoidance.

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