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“Free the children” means “let more drown”

Lisa Singh, Labor’s shadow parliamentary secretary for the environment, climate change and water, seems to believe good intentions are more important that vile consequences:

Labour MPs tear strips off each other at party meeting

Whenever the Parliamentary Labour Party meets, journalists gather outside the room in the hope that those leaving the meeting will… The post Labour MPs tear strips off each other at party meeting appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Turkish Parliamentary Election Unaffected by Ankara Terror Attack

Last week's terrorist attack in Turkey's capital Ankara will not affect the upcoming parliamentary election in the country, slated for November 1, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Monday.

Social media, Internet use soars in Myanmar as historic election nears

Myanmar's national parliamentary election next month will bring many firsts to the Southeast Asian country. Fifty-one million residents of the nation are expected to participate. The elections represent a step forward for free speech in the country, as more people embrace social media. Show More Summary

China FTA given green light by committee

Influential parliamentary committee report recommends China deal be approved by all parties.

Irish prime minister dampens speculation of 2015 election

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Prime Minister Enda Kenny on Sunday said he did not intend to call a parliamentary election in Ireland before early next year, seeking to halt widespread speculation that he would call a snap vote next month.

Aoun marks 25 years of his defeat by Syrian army with a rally in Baabda

Supporters of Change and Reform parliamentary bloc leader MP Michel Aoun rallied near the presidential palace on Sunday in a show of support for the Christian politician and pressing their demand for him to fill the vacant presidency. Waving the orange flag of Aoun’s Free Patriotic Movement (FPM), they packed streets in the Baabda district […]

MPs call for tobacco tax increase

Tobacco tax increase urged by parliamentary group 11 October 2015 From the section Health Image copyright PA Tax on tobacco should be raised to persuade smokers to quit, a parliamentary group says. The rate currently goes up by 2% above inflation each year but the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Smoking and Health wants that increased […]

Turkey Suspends Election Campaign for 3 Days Amid Ankara Deadly Explosions

A campaign ahead of early parliamentary election in Turkey was temporarily put on hold due to a deadly terror attack in the capital, the administration of Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Saturday.

Moldovan Opposition to Block Parliament Demanding Officials' Resignation

Since September, protesters in Chisinau have been demanding the resignation of the Moldovan government and the chief prosecutor, while also calling for early parliamentary election and prompt action to tackle corruption in the count...

Egyptian parliamentary elections are just a sideshow in the Sissi regime

Egypt’s parliamentary elections scheduled to  begin Oct. 18 are more political circus than a step on the path to democracy. It is intended to entertain, distract and recruit some new political performers, rather than decide — or even influence — the country’s future. It is nonetheless highly revealing about the intentions and the underlying nature of […]

MP will not face parliamentary probe

Michelle Thomson will not face parliamentary probe over property deals 9 October 2015 From the section Scotland politics Image caption Ms Thomson denies acting illegally and has offered to help police with their inquiries Westminster’s standards watchdog will not be investigating allegations surrounding property deals linked to the MP Michelle Thomson. A complaint had been […]

Tony Blair Called to Give Evidence in Gaddafi Terror Compensation Inquiry

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has been called to give evidence to a parliamentary committee looking into why UK victims of Libyan-linked IRA violence weren't included in a compensation deal with former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Kosovo Party Leader Smoke Bombs Parliament To Protest New Deal

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Here's one way to get your colleagues' attention when things don't go your way. In Kosovo's live-streamed parliamentary session on Thursday, Albin Kurti, leader of the radical, left-wing, nationalist Vetevendosje (Self-Determina tion) party, unleashed a smoke bomb to disrupt a debate when a decision with which he did not agree was announced. Show More Summary

Pro-Kurdish party hopeful of PKK ceasefire as Turkish election nears

ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition said on Thursday it hoped Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants would announce a halt to hostilities soon to ease security concerns ahead of a Nov. 1 parliamentary electi...

Egyptian Journalist Shot over Antiquities?

An Egyptian journalist has been shot, allegedly by an antiquities smuggling group that he was was reporting on. Nashaat El-Alwany, a journalist running for the upcoming parliamentary elections, was shot by unknown assailants in NileShow More Summary

Italy Mulls Expanding Anti-ISIL Mission in Iraq

Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti said that Rome will not participate in the anti-ISIL campaign without parliamentary support.

US Puts More Pressure on Caracas Ahead of Parliamentary Election - Party

Washington intensifies its pressure on Venezuela as the local parliamentary elections approach in December, one of the leaders of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Angel Rodriguez, told Sputnik.

Council of Europe Rejects Petition to Stop Neonatal Infanticide as “Too Sensitive and Divisive”

On Friday, October 2, 2015, while the petition against neonatal infanticide was reaching 224,000 signatures, the Bureau of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe rejected the petition by a majority, arguing that investigating and debating on this subject would be politically inappropriate. The Bureau followed the opinion of the Committee on Legal Affairs and […]

British MPs’ expenses are increasing

6 days agoNews : Daily Chart

Audio and Video content on requires a browser that can handle iFrames. THE parliamentary costs claimed by members of Britain’s House of Commons caused outrage (and a few criminal convictions) when they were revealed in 2009. Show More Summary

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