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NBN Investigation: The Australian Federal Police To Raid Parliament, Again

Labor staffer’s emails at the Department of Parliamentary Services at Parliament House are to be accessed by the Australian Federal Police this morning, says Labor Senator and Former Communications Minister Stephen Conroy. The raid is part of an ongoing investigation into leaked documents regarding the National Broadband Network. More »      

Burmese Official Laughs Hysterically At Idea Of LGBT Rights: “I’m Not Interested”

5 hours agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

When Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s progressive National League for Democracy (NLD) won the majority in Myanmar’s parliament in the historic 2015 open elections, many activists believed the nation’s LGBT community would finally get legal protections written into law. However, nearly a year later, gay and transgender citizens of Myanmar continue to face... Read more »

Elsie Wayne dead at the age of 84

Former New Brunswick member of Parliament Elsie Wayne passed away Tuesday The post Elsie Wayne dead at the age of 84 appeared first on

Putin’s Impeachment Is Endgame for Russia’s Parnas Party

Russian opposition party Parnas will ask for President Vladimir Putin’s impeachment if they are elected to parliament next month, one of the party’s candidates said in a televised debate. Parnas, the party formerly led by slain opposition...Show More Summary

Tehran-Ankara Relations of Strategic Nature

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, top adviser of the Iranian parliament speaker, stated that Turkey may play a constructive role in fighting terrorism in Syria.

Russian Lawmakers Preparing Response to CAS’ Paralympics Ban

The Russian lower house of parliament’s sports committee is considering a range of options to respond to the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s (CAS) latest dismissal of the Russian Paralympic Committee’s (RPC) appeal against the Rio games ban, the committee chair said Tuesday.

EU Parliament Tries To Claim The European Union Won The Medal Count

The Summer Olympics ended on Sunday, and the United States had quite the two weeks in Rio. Team USA brought home 121 medals--46 gold, 37 silver,...

Idea for 'Scaring Off' Migrants: Pig Heads on Border Fence

A Hungarian member of the European Parliament stirred controversy Monday by suggesting that displaying pig heads on a border fence would be an efficient way to scare Muslim migrants from entering the EU-member country, the AP reports. Gyorgy Schopflin, a member of ruling Hungarian Fidesz party, made that suggestion in...

Free Speech and 18C: A Rationalist’s Perspective On A Way Forward

With conservatives and libertarians leading yet another campaign to degrade racial discrimination protections, Dr Meredith Doig weighs in with an alternative. Freedom of speech is back on the agenda in the new federal parliament, but in all the breathless hoo-ha about section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act (RDA), what’s usually overlooked is 18D. 18C [...]Show More Summary

Say What?! Hungarian Official Suggests Using Pigs Heads to Halt Muslim Refugees

A Hungarian member of European Parliament has called for security forces to begin placing pig heads along their border to deter Muslim refugees from entering the country.

Egypt wheat commission submits corruption report amid calls for minister to resign

CAIRO (Reuters) - A fact-finding commission investigating corruption in Egypt's domestic wheat supplies has delivered its final report to parliament, a lawmaker said on Monday, amid mounting pressure on the minister of supplies to resign.

Libya's UN-backed government gets 'no confidence' vote

Vote by parliament in Tobruk is major setback for Government of National Accord in Tripoli.

Libya's eastern parliament votes against U.N.-backed government in Tripoli

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Members of Libya's eastern parliament voted on Monday to reject the U.N.-backed government in the capital, Tripoli, a spokesman for the chamber said.

At Least 30 UK Labour Lawmakers Calling for 'No Bombing Zones' in Syria

At least 30 members of the UK Parliament from the Labour Party are calling for the creation of "no bombing zones" in Syria, local media reported Monday.

Hungarian MEP: pigs' heads would deter migrants at border fence

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - A Hungarian member of the European Parliament has sparred with a human rights campaigner and caused an outcry on Twitter after writing that pigs' heads along the border fence erected by Hungary to keep out migrants would make an effective deterrent.

EU Leaders Supported Brexit to Remove Obstacle to Creating EU Army

Polish member of the European Parliament Janusz Korwin-Mikke said that Great Britain was an obstacle to greater unification of the EU and to the European army.

Ukrainian Nationalists Trying to Cover Up WWII-Era Crimes Against Poles

In response to Polish lawmakers' decision to officially recognize Ukrainian fascists' crimes against Polish civilians during WWII as genocide, Ukraine's parliament has drafted its own resolution, accusing Poland of carrying a genocide against Ukrainians. Now, a Ukrainian institute has organized a trip to Poland to visit 'ancestral Ukrainian lands'.

Turkey, Israel End Rift Over Naval Raid

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Turkey's parliament approved a reconciliation agreement signed with Israel in June which has brought to an end a six-year rift between the two regional powers, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Saturday. Relations between the two...Show More Summary

Turkish Parliament Ratifies Reconciliation Treaty With Israel

Turkey’s parliament, the Grand National Assembly, ratified on Saturday a bill on the normalization of the country’s ties with Israel, ending a six-year period of tense relations, media reported.

Turkish parliament approves deal ending rift with Israel

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's parliament approved a reconciliation agreement signed with Israel in June which has brought to an end a six-year rift between the two regional powers, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Saturday.

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