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The EU is set to force Theresa May to give MPs a 'meaningful vote' on a 'detailed' Brexit deal

MPs are concerned that Theresa May will present a vague, wishy-washy Brexit deal to Parliament in order to deter potential opponents from voting it down. However, Michel Barnier has reassured British MPs that the EU side wants any detail...Show More Summary

Italy's anti-immigration party "Casa Pound" hopes to be the voice of the new government

Voters go to the polls in Italy next week to choose a new Parliament. Political parties held rallies on Saturday ahead of the national elections on March 4. A far-right anti-immigration party called "Casa Pound" is on the rise in Italy and hoping to have a voice in the new government. Seth Doane reports.

Hurrah! Our sovereign parliament is taking back control!

May should balance one Brexit concession with another This is what Brexit was about: the right of Britain’s democratically elected MPs to take their own decisions free from the interference of Brussels (or, indeed, anybody else). Or perhaps not. Understandably, some pro-Leave MPs are so incandescent at the prospect that the Trade Bill might be […]

U.S. plans to move Israel's embassy to Jerusalem on May 14

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Vice President Pence told the Israeli Parliament last month that a new U.S. Embassy to Israel would open in Jerusalem before the end of 2019.        

EU leaders resist push for elected Commission chief

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Leaders of the European Union's member states agreed on Friday to resist a push to have the EU chief executive determined by voting in elections to the European Parliament and aim to keep their collective control over the post.

Turkey slams Dutch 'Armenian genocide' vote

Ankara dismisses Dutch parliament's overwhelming majority vote to recognise First World War killings as genocide.

Biggest Indonesian party backs President Widodo for new term

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's biggest political party in parliament on Friday endorsed President Joko Widodo as its candidate for elections in 2019, joining four other parties backing him for a second term.

Brexiteers Disparage Good Friday Agreement, Berlusconi Hints at Tajani Premiership

Brexiteers dismiss concerns about Northern Ireland. European Parliament chief Antonio Tajani could be Italy's next prime minister.

Turkey summons Dutch diplomat over Armenian 'genocide' decision

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey summoned the Dutch charge d'affaires on Friday to complain about the Netherlands parliament recognizing the massacre of as many as 1.5 million Armenians in 1915 as genocide, the Turkish foreign ministry sai...

Exiled Catalan pro-independence lawmaker demands 'justice'

Anna Gabriel, a pro-independence former member of the Catalan parliament, says she has not sought to flee justice in choosing Swiss exile, but on the contrary wants to see justice done. "I have not abandoned the Spanish state by choice. Show More Summary

Greece votes to probe politicians in alleged drug bribery case

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The Greek parliament voted on Thursday to investigate politicians, including former prime ministers, over allegations of bribery from the Swiss drugmaker Novartis. Kate King reports. Video provided by Reuters        

South Africa's anti-graft watchdog says minister misled parliament

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African minister inadvertently misled parliament when she said a local consultancy firm linked to business friends of former President Jacob Zuma had no contracts with state power utility Eskom, a anti-graft watchdog said on Thursday.

1 Country Wants to Totally Do Away With Circumcising Newborns - and It's Not Going Over Well

Although there have always been strong opinions on either side of the circumcision debate, for parents living in Iceland, it may become a very one-sided discussion. Recently, a bill put forth by the Progressive Party in Parliament seeks...Show More Summary

Dutch parliament recognizes 1915 Armenian massacre as genocide

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The Dutch parliament on Thursday passed a motion recognizing as genocide the massacre of as many as 1.5 million Armenians in 1915.

Scottish arts chief grovels over funding ‘errors’

The head of Creative Scotland has apologised to Parliament for screwing up this year’s handouts. ‘We can’t let this happen again,’ she said. So she gets to keep her job. Read on here.

CPJ welcomes call for EU directive against SLAPPs

Brussels, February 22, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed a call from members of the European Parliament on Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans to introduce a new European Union directive to stop abusive lawsuits against critical journalists....

Greek MPs launch probe into Novartis scandal

Greece's parliament on Thursday launched a probe into claims that nearly a dozen senior politicians received bribes from or helped promote Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis during their term in office. After an overnight debate, aShow More Summary

Indonesian president puts off signing law protecting parliament

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo has delayed signing a draft law that would allow parliament to crack down on criticism aimed at its members or the legislature, suggesting it could undermine the quality of the country's democracy.

Greek parliament decides to probe politicians in alleged drug bribery case

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's parliament voted early on Thursday to set up a committee that will investigate politicians, including former prime ministers, over allegations of bribery by the Swiss drugmaker Novartis.

Maldives parliament approves extension of state of emergency by 30 days

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By Mohamed Junayd MALE (Reuters) - Parliament in the Maldives on Tuesday approved a 30-day extension of a state of emergency sought by President Abdulla Yameen who cited an ongoing national security threat and constitutional crisis.Show More Summary

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