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WATCH: Georgian Parliament Erupts in All-Out Brawl

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It's funny to see responsible adults in positions of authority act like children, so here's video of members of the Georgian parliament breaking out in a brawl.

Does NATO want Ukraine?

Talk about poking the bear with a sharp stick. Ukraine's parliament overwhelmingly voted Tuesday to rile Russian President Vladimir Putin by moving to join NATO. If that happens, another of Russia's neighbors would come under the protective umbrella of the West.

Georgian Parliament Breaks Out Into An All-Out Brawl The Day After Christmas

A fight erupted between ruling and opposition lawmakers in the Georgian parliament on Friday, Dec. 26. The brawl broke out when an argument over the composition of Georgian delegations in international institutions turned violent. Produced by Devan Joseph. Video courtesy of Associated Press. Follow BI Video: On Twitter Join the conversation about this story »

Ukraine: Still Failing on World War II

Judging from events, Ukraine has even now failed to come to terms with the legacy of the Second World War. Recently, spectators in Kiev were graced with a divisive sight: outside parliament, protesters clashed with police after legislators failed to support a bill recognizing the Ukrainian Insurgent Army or UPA. Show More Summary

Jordan warns of 'grave consequences' if Islamic State harms pilot

The Jordanian parliament issued a stern warning Thursday as relatives pleaded with Islamic State militants holding a Jordanian pilot captive.

Round Two of Greek Presidential Election Fails; One More Chance or National Elections

Rounds one and two of Greek presidential elections ended in failure. Recall that it takes a super-majority of 60% of parliament (200 votes), to elect a president, in the first two attempts. The third an final chance takes 180 votes.Even...Show More Summary

What a receding tide reveals

(Paul Mirengoff) Ukraine’s parliament voted yesterday to remove a legal impediment to joining the NATO defense alliance. The vote ends Ukraine’s “non-aligned” status which it had adopted to assure Russia it would not join. 303 members out of a possible 450 voted for the change. Show More Summary

2014:The Year of the Dictator

By:Eric Posner Last week, the Kenyan Parliament enacted a new counterterrorism bill amid scuffles and protests. Opponents argued that, by restricting liberties, the main effect of the bill was to increase presidential power rather than to counter terrorism. The U.S. State Department complained that the bill restricts freedom of speech and freedom of assembly. This […]

Christmas Cheer

The Sunday Herald is not exactly full of Christmas cheer with this editorial on Jim Murphy's failure to back one of his own Labour MSPs, Dave Stewart, who called for cross-party support in the Scottish Parliament the other day for a campaign to save the Rescue Coordination Centre in Kinloss. Show More Summary

Ukraine Formally Abandons Nonaligned Status

Ukraine's parliament on Tuesday voted to abandon the country's nonaligned status, a move that could be a step toward seeking membership in NATO.Supporters of the move, which passed by a 303-9 vote, said it was justified by Russian aggression...Show More Summary

Ireland Weighs In On Microsoft v. US Government

Microsoft picked up new momentum today in a domestic case regarding the disclosure of information stored on the company’s servers in Ireland. Both the Irish government and a member of the European parliament filed amicus briefs in the company’s favor, contrary to the legal interpretation of the United States government. Read More

Benin's parliament should expunge criminal defamation from the media bill

Abuja, Nigeria, December 23, 2014--Benin Republic's parliament is set to vote on a media bill that threatens to jail journalists for insulting the president or other government officials, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on parliament to scrap any measures in the bill that could send...

Belarus adopts restrictive media law amendments, blocks websites

New York, December 23, 2014--The Belarusian parliament adopted amendments to a restrictive media law last week, and President Aleksandr Lukashenko signed them on December 20, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the broad and vaguely worded provisions of the law, which extend restrictions on...

Ukrainian lawmakers vote to end nation's nonaligned status

The Ukrainian parliament voted Tuesday to end the nation’s nonaligned status in the face of Russian aggression, angering Moscow and potentially opening the way to NATO membership in years to come.

Ukraine votes to move toward NATO, infuriating Russia

Ukraine's parliament on Tuesday voted to drop the country's non-aligned status, allowing it to work towards NATO membership. While Kiev hailed the move as historic, Russia did not mince words in voicing its opposition to Ukraine’s pivot...Show More Summary

Ukraine scraps non-alignment status

Parliament passes amendment renouncing non-aligned status, angering Russia which slammed the move as counterproductive.

Greece On The Edge After Second Failed Presidential Vote

A week after the Greek Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras, was unable to push through his nominee for president, Stavros Dimas, in a vote in parliament that needed 200 votes to pass, hours ago the second presidential vote took place and...Show More Summary

The economics of the madhouse

The Children’s Coalition’s insane war on natural gas By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley On the very evening when the first October snow in 74 years was falling outside in Parliament Square, the Mother of Parliaments went gaga and nodded through the Climate Change Act 2008 – aptly described as the least justifiable and most expensive…

Democratic Republic of Congo's Dr. Mukwege: ‘How Can One Stay Silent’ in the Face of Sexual Violence?

Dr. Denis Mukwege moved some European parliament members to tears with his speech accepting the 2014 Sakharov Award on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Iran speaker accuses Saudi Arabia of conspiring to reduce oil prices

The Iran’s speaker of parliament said Monday his government was mindful of regional players working against Tehran in the global oil marketplace. Iran is trying to retool an economy stifled by Western economic sanctions and now the low price of oil, off about 45 percent from its June value. The price of oil Monday was […]

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