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Italy party head under fire for likening Chamber speaker to sex doll

ROME (Reuters) - The outspoken leader of Italy's anti-immigrant Northern League party drew a chorus of criticism on Monday for comparing the woman speaker of the lower house of parliament to an inflatable sex doll.

Private Companies Have A Problem With Corporate Governance: Lessons From Philip Green and BHS

A UK Parliament Committee has published a damning report on the practices of Philip Green during his custodianship of BHS. The legislators accuse the businessman of “getting rich” whilst allowing the high-street retailer to languish on “life support”. The problem for the politicians is that his actions, although morally questionable, were entirely legal.

Newswire: Nightwing wows crowds and saves lives in an exclusive DC preview

After spending some time as a secret agent, Dick Grayson is back in his black and blue tights in the new Nightwing series, returning to his old secret identity to take down the villainous Parliament of Owls from the inside. Writer Tim...Show More Summary

Appeal to Try Blair Over Iraq Invasion Now Requires UK Gov't Reply

The petition urging the UK parliament to hold former Prime Minister Tony Blair accountable for Britain's involvement in the Iraq War has gathered 10,000 signatories requiring a response from the government.

Iraq: What Happened to the Oil After the War?

Oil accounts for 99% of Iraq’s government revenue – and the country has the largest unexplored oil reserves in the world. But the future of the Iraqi oil sector is uncertain, with a National Hydrocarbon Law still awaiting parliamentary approval nine years after it was drawn up, writes Robert Smith, Lecturer in International Relations at Coventry University.

(Dis)Integration? 'EU Integration' Could Lead to Ukraine’s Breakup

On Friday the Polish parliament recognized the 1943-1945 Volhynia massacres of over 100,000 Poles by Ukrainian nationalists as an act of genocide. Many in Ukraine fear that this could be a signal for other EU countries to claim territories that went under Kiev’s hand in the 20th century, Lenta.ru wrote.

New Polish Law on Constitutional Court Fails to Address Issues Raised by EU

The draft law on the Polish Constitutional Court recently approved by the Polish Parliament does not address a number of important issues that had been raised by the European Commission and the Venice Commission, Spokesman for the European Commission Margaritis Schinas said Monday.

Russian, US Positions on Defining Terrorist Groups in Syria Narrowing

Russian, US positions on defining terrorist groups in Syria are narrowing, Konstantin Kosachev, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian parliament's upper house, said.

NATO-Russia Council Lacks Efficiency – Russian Lawmaker

The NATO-Russia Council lacks efficiency, Konstantin Kosachev, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian parliament's upper house, said.

How the gloss came off PNG's PM Peter O'Neill

Papua New Guinea’s Peter O’Neill survived last Friday’s vote of no confidence, the first since his turbulent term as prime minister began in 2011. With Parliament to now adjourn until August, O’Neill looks set to remain prime minister until next year’s June election. Show More Summary

Sao Tome election goes to second round after court ruling

SAO TOME (Reuters) - A Sao Tome and Principe court ruled on Sunday that the island nation's presidential election will go to a second round between incumbent Manuel Pinto da Costa and ex-speaker of parliament Evaristo Carvalho.

Nepal Prime Minister Oli Resigns Before Facing No Confidence Motion

Nepal's Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli resigned on Sunday, in the wake of a no-trust motion against him in the parliament, media reported.

Nepal's PM quits just before no confidence vote after allies depart

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's Prime Minister K.P. Oli resigned on Sunday, nine months after coming to power, minutes before parliament was to vote on a no confidence motion he was likely to lose.

Belgian Legislators May Consider Call to Lift Anti-Russian Sanctions

The Foreign Affairs Commission of the Belgian parliament's lower chamber are likely to consider in October a resolution urging to lift EU anti-Russian sanctions, lawmaker Aldo Carcaci, who drafted the resolution, said on Sunday.

Turkey's Reichstag Fire

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. ? George Santayana, Philosopher On February 27, 1933, a fire broke out in the Reichstag building, which housed the German Parliament in Berlin. Although the fire’s origins...Show More Summary

France Undermines Rule of Law by Extending State of Emergency

Human Rights Watch urged the French parliament to "carefully scrutinize the use of the emergency powers" in the months of the state of emergency ahead, including any allegations of misuse by authorities.

Pro-Life Doctors Who Refuse to Do Abortions Face Increasing “Harassment and Abuse”

A new report released Thursday by members of British Parliament highlighted the mistreatment of doctors who refuse to perform abortions in the nation. The report revealed that those entering the medical field undergo “harassment and abuse” if they refuse to promote or do abortions. The report found that British doctors who oppose abortion are exposed […]

Poland amends constitutional court law, opposition says more work needed

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's parliament on Friday eased some restrictions on the constitutional court in a move the government said addressed concerns that the ruling party had undermined the rule of law but the opposition said the changes did not go far enough.

Azerbaijan Ready to Grant Wider Autonomy to Nagorno-Karabakh

Baku is ready to grant Nagorno-Karabakh the widest autonomy possible within Azerbaijan’s borders, according to the Azeri parliament’s deputy speaker.

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