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Council of Europe calls on Slovenia to reject some amendments on migrants

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - The Council of Europe, the continent's leading human rights organization, called on Slovenia's parliament to reject some legal changes affecting migrants that the government proposed earlier in January in a set of amendments.

EU Parliament speaker vote could strengthen eurosceptics

STRASBOURG (Reuters) - The European Parliament elects a new speaker on Tuesday in an unusually hotly contested vote that could strengthen eurosceptic forces at a time when the EU faces British moves to leave and questions about its future role.

By Giving Robots 'Personhood' Status, Humanity Risks To Be Demoted To The Rank Of A Machine

10 hours agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

The legal committee of the European Parliament passed a report which, among other things, proposes giving robots a legal status. But would that be a good thing?

Turkey's Parliament Votes in Favor of Constitutional Reform in First Round

13 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

If the bill receives final approval from lawmakers, a referendum is expected in the spring.

Turkey's parliament votes in favor of constitutional reform in first round

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's parliament has voted in favor in a first round ballot on a constitutional bill that will extend President Tayyip Erdogan's powers, which opposition politicians say could put the country at risk of growing authoritarianism.

Donald Trump on Using Twitter as President: 'Bing Bing Bing'

21 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A new Sunday Times interview between British Parliament member Michael Gove and our soon-to-be Supreme Leader Donald Trump offers much interesting insight into how Trump will use Twitter as president. When Gove asked about whether Trump would use the @POTUS handle, he offered up the following response: Read more...

Under 30 Angela Crawley On Life After Brexit

Graphic by Nick DeSantis, Forbes staff Angela Crawley, 29, joins this year's Under 30 Law & Policy list for her workas an Member of Parliament with the Scottish National Party. In addition to her work for the Women and Equalities Committee, shecontinues to advocate on behalf of Scotland, which voted in [...]

What changes under Turkey's new constitution plan?

Turkey's parliament has passed in a first reading a controversial new draft constitution aimed at expanding the powers of the presidency under Recep Tayyip Erdogan. If also passed in a second reading expected to start in the coming week, the constitution plan would then be put to a referendum likely in April and, if approved, would become law. Show More Summary

Somalia lurches from chaos to first democratic rule in decades

yesterdayNews : USAToday: News

In a complex electoral process, the new parliament will elect president and prime minister.        

The Houses Of Parliament Are An Architectural Wonder - And 24-Hour Patrols May Be The Only Thing Keeping Fire From Engulfing The Building

The first Houses of Parliament burned to the ground in 1834, and what we now photograph endlessly was finished rebuilding in 1860. But now, "a Westminster source said fire alarm cabling and systems were 'so antiquated that they fail regularly and replacement parts are no longer available. The poor disabled access in the palace means […]

EU Parliament Committee Votes To Give Robots Rights (And A Kill Switch)

Submitted by Jake Anderson via, Foreseeing a rapidly approaching age of autonomous artificial intelligence, a European Parliament committee has voted to legally bestow electronic personhood to robots. The status includes...Show More Summary

EU, Robot

Asimov’s three laws are not, apparently, enough. The Guardian: The European parliament has urged the drafting of a set of regulations to govern the use and creation of robots and artificial intelligence, including a form of “electronic...Show More Summary

A cabinet shuffle’s winners and losers: Ottawa Power Rankings

Our weekly round-up of whose political fortunes are rising and falling on Parliament Hill The post A cabinet shuffle’s winners and losers: Ottawa Power Rankings appeared first on

Opposition Party in Poland Ends Monthlong Occupation of Parliament

3 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

The protest by Civic Platform was directed at the right-wing government’s plan to curb the news media’s access to Parliament.

Turkey's Erdogan rebukes MPs over 'leg-biting' brawl

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took the country's lawmakers to task Friday over an "ugly" brawl in parliament during a vote on a hugely controversial bill bolstering his powers left several injured. The fight broke out on Thursday...Show More Summary

Surprise: New V&A Director Is A Member Of Parliament

Tristram Hunt, the Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent, a Midlands city that's been dubbed "the Brexit capital" (66% 'leave' vote), is leaving politics to take over the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

France to get cameras installed in abattoirs

France's parliament voted on Friday to install CCTV cameras in slaughterhouses across France, following numerous scandals of animal cruelty.

Erdogan says early Turkish election not desirable, but not unthinkable

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday early elections would not be out of the question if parliament becomes unable to do its job, as lawmakers debate constitutional changes which would introduce a full presidential system.

Thai parliament approves king's constitutional changes request, likely delaying elections

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's military-backed parliament voted overwhelmingly on Friday to make amendments to the constitution as suggested by the new king's office, a move likely to delay a general election scheduled for the end of the year.

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