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Canada PM calls general elections in October

Conservatives eye fourth straight term in power as Stephen Harper, in office since 2006, dissolves parliament.

German Parliamentarians to Discuss Visit to Crimea

Member of the German parliament from the left-wing Die Linke party Alexander Neu says German lawmakers can visit the Crimean Peninsula following the French delegation.

The government can't defeat sugar. But that's OK.

A quick history lesson: In 1764, the British Parliament decided to update its Sugar Act. The law, which put a tax on sugar and molasses imported from the French and Dutch West Indies, was meant to promote British sugar in the American colonies. Instead, it ticked off the colonists, hurt trade and...

Next Chancellor after Osborne betting

The next Chancellor of the Exchequer market that Ladbrokes have is a hard market to assess. There’s two major known unknowns, will David Cameron stand down in this parliament (potentially to maximise George Osborne’s chances of succeeding him) or will the result of the next election be the trigger for the Osborne’s successor? Sajid Javid […]

Ukraine's Rivne Region Might Start Uprising Against Kiev

Ukraine’s Rivne Region is on the brink of war with the government in Kiev, said Yevhen Deidei, a Ukrainian soldier who fought in Donbass and is also a member of parliament in the Verkhovna Rada, according to TV Channel Zvezda.

Iran's parliament has no power over nuclear deal, top negotiator says

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's parliament does not have authority over the nuclear agreement signed with world powers last month, the Islamic Republic's top nuclear negotiator was quoted as saying on Saturday.

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis wore this outrageous shirt to Greek parliament

Here's the shirt former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis wore to Greek parliament on Friday. It's really something else. As for other problems dogging Varoufakis, Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras doesn't think he ought to be...Show More Summary

Israeli Lawmaker Comes Out Following Jerusalem Gay Pride Stabbing: ‘We Can No Longer Remain Silent’

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A member of Israel’s Knesset parliament has publicly come out as gay in response to yesterday’s stabbing attack at a gay pride parade in Jerusalem that wounded six. “It is no longer possible to remain silent,” wrote 35-year-ol… The post Israeli Lawmaker Comes Out Following Jerusalem Gay Pride Stabbing: ‘We Can No Longer Remain Silent’ appeared first on Towleroad.

Greek PM called for Grexit contingency

Tsipras admits in parliament to making contingency plans in case Greece was forced from the euro.

John Kerry: Iranian “Death to America” Chants Do Not Mean They Want to Kill Us

In Iran, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei leads, “Death to America!” chants. Even the parliament chants “Death to America! Death to... The post John Kerry: Iranian “Death to America” Chants Do Not Mean They Want to Kill Us appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

The Wheels Are Already Coming Off The Greek Deal

Two weeks ago, the world breathed a sigh of relief as the Greek government forced through Parliament a new bailout deal. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras admitted to his supporters that he had signed a text he did not believe in: his Finance Minister, Euclid Tsakalotos, described the day after the [...]

The US has an embarrassingly low number of women in Congress

The latest ranking on the percentage of women in national parliaments is out, and the US is still lagging behind. The US ranks 71st on the list, as less than 20% of members of Congress are women. Out of the 435 members of the House of Representatives, just 84 are women. Show More Summary

Which Will It Be: United States of Europe OR United States of Germany?

Socialists Seek to Outvote GermanyIn the wake of the near-Grexit, France and Italy seek more powers for the European Commission (EC).And both countries want another parliament with more power. Their unstated goal is to create a United...Show More Summary

Israel Passes Law Allowing Force-Feeding of Prisoners on Hunger Strikes

3 days agoNews : Truthdig

Derek Key / CC BY 2.0 The Israeli Parliament voted Thursday to allow the force-feeding of prisoners on hunger strike. Palestinians held in Israeli jails have used hunger strikes as a method of nonviolent resistance to protest the policy...Show More Summary

Israel Passes Prisoner Force-Feeding Law to Widespread Condemnation

3 days agoNews : Vice News

Following months of furious debate Israel's parliament has passed a controversial law permitting the force-feeding of prisoners by a slim majority of 46-40 votes in favor. First tabled in June 2014, during the height of a mass hunger...Show More Summary

Israeli Doctors to Challenge Law Allowing Force-Feeding in Highest Court

Israeli doctors are to appeal a controversial law passed by the Israeli parliament, which allows the force-feeding of prisoners on hunger strike, within the coming days. The bill, which was passed on Thursday, allows Israeli authorities...Show More Summary

Israel passes contentious law allowing force-feeding of inmates

Amid fierce objections from doctors and rights activists, Israel's parliament passed a controversial law Thursday permitting the forced feeding of inmates on hunger strike, most of whom are Palestinians.

2016 Budget -Leaders have a Retreat and We Have A COAG Meeting! Not Much Substantive Happened.

July 30 EditionBudget Night was May 12, 2015. We now await economic and activity data reporting to see how successful it was. Interestingly there are some early indications the small-business stimuli might be working.Parliament has risen so we are in for a few quiet weeks. Show More Summary

Israel authorizes force-feeding of hunger-striking prisoners

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's parliament on Thursday passed into law the ability to force-feed prisoners on hunger strike, a move that has met vehement opposition from the country's medical association.

Europe's Discontent Over Anti-Russia Sanctions Grows – Official

Speaker of the Russian lower house of parliament Sergei Naryshkin claims that Europe is becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the sanctions regime imposed against Russia over Moscow's alleged involvement in the Ukrainian crisis.

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