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Italian-speakind doctor chosen for Swiss executive branch

The Swiss parliament has elected a center-right doctor to the country's seven-member executive branch, the first member from the country's Italian-speaking south in 18 years. Ignazio Cassis of the free-market … Click to Continue »

Togolese to vote on presidential term limits after parliament impasse

By John Zodzi LOME (Reuters) - A bill to limit presidents in Togo to two terms of office will be decided by referendum after it failed on Tuesday to win approval from parliament due to a boycott by opposition lawmakers. The boycott was called because the measure appears to exempt incumbent Faure Gnassingbe, who is already in his third term. Show More Summary

Irishman goes on hunger strike for the unborn

Tim Jackson is fasting outside parliament awaiting a response from the prime minister and a government committee asking them to watch an abortion video.

Dutch king opens parliament, vows to help Caribbean isles

Dutch King Willem-Alexander Tuesday vowed his nation would stand with hurricane-hit Caribbean islands to help rebuild, as he officially opened parliament even though no government is yet in place. "Our thoughts are first and foremost...Show More Summary

Rambunctious, silly and sad: Ottawa goes back to work

On Parliament's return there was debate, fist-pumping, dumpster diving, and one moment of manners as MPs reflected on a tragedy The post Rambunctious, silly and sad: Ottawa goes back to work appeared first on

EU lawmakers see train with ties to Hungary's prime minster

Members of the European Parliament committee that oversees the EU's budget have visited a three-station railroad that links three Hungarian villages and has close ties to the country's prime minister. … Click to Continue »

Boris Johnson would be sacked for disloyalty 'in any normal circumstances' says Ken Clarke

LONDON — Boris Johnson would be sacked from the cabinet were it not for Theresa May's weakness in parliament, a veteran Tory MP has said. Ken Clarke told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that in any normal circumstances Johnson, the foreign...Show More Summary

Dutch king to deliver budget speech to Parliament

The Dutch king is set to ride through The Hague in a horse-drawn carriage to deliver a speech to both houses of parliament outlining the government's budget for the coming … Click to Continue »

Germany’s Far-Right Party Looks Set To Enter Parliament For The First Time

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The Alternative for Germany party, or AfD, shows how right wing populism is alive and well in Europe.

Polls suggest jump in German far-right party's support

AfD, the first far-right party set to enter German parliament in more than half a century, attacks Islam and refugees.

European Parliament Classifies Laws Against Abortion as “Violence Against Women and Girls”

The European Parliament (EP) took shocking and disturbing action last week when it adopted a parliamentary report which charges “the denial of sexual and reproductive health and rights services, including safe and legal abortion, is a form of violence against women and girls” by a vote of 489 in favor, 114 opposed and 69 abstentions. The […]

Iceland sets October 28 election date after coalition collapses

Iceland's president agreed on Monday to dissolve parliament and set new legislative elections for October 28 after the collapse of the country's centre-right government. "I've accepted the prime minister's proposal to dissolve parliament...Show More Summary

David Johnston: Before abolishing the monarchy, know what you’re getting into

The outgoing governor general speaks with Paul Wells about the rise of distrust in Canada, Harper's 2009 prorogation of Parliament, and what he plans to do next The post David Johnston: Before abolishing the monarchy, know what you’re getting into appeared first on

Lebanon parliament speaker proposes vote by year-end

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's parliament speaker on Monday proposed holding a legislative election before the end of the year, bringing it forward from May 2018.

Parliament of India Admit Card for Clerks

Parliament of India had released the recruitment notification for the post of Translators & Clerks. The applications for Junior Clerks were opened in two departments, English and Bilingual whereas the applications for Translators (Group...Show More Summary

10 things you need to know before European markets open

Good morning! Here's what you need to know. 1. The first far-right party set to enter Germany's parliament for more than a half a century says it will press for Chancellor Angela Merkel to be "severely punished" for opening the door to refugees and migrants. Show More Summary

Germany's Free Democrats may stall EU reform hopes

A week before German elections, the storied Free Democratic Party looks set to recover from a historic 2013 defeat and return to parliament -- where it could make Berlin a much more awkward partner for its European neighbours. Were the...Show More Summary

Pakistan ex-PM's wife wins his parliament seat: unofficial

A Pakistani minister says the wife of ousted Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif has won his parliament seat which fell vacant after the country's Supreme Court disqualified him for concealing assets, … Click to Continue »

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