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Corbyn calls for immediate repeal of UK frozen pension legislation

UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has joined the fight to repeal Britainâ??s hated â??frozen pensionsâ?? policy by calling for an immediate parliamentary vote to repeal the ruling. Corbyn has been a strong supporter of the campaign to end expat frozen pensions, and is now urging British lawmakers to vote to end the discriminatory... Expats Blog -

Niger: A Quick Look at “Uraniumgate”

50 minutes agoLocal Interest / Africa : Sahel Blog

In Niger, a complex potential scandal involving uranium sales is unfolding. It is so serious as to have prompted a parliamentary inquiry (French), which began on March 27 and will run for forty-five days. Here is some of the backstory: In … Continue reading ?

France's Macron confident of winning parliamentary majority

51 minutes agoNews : Reuters: World News

PARIS (Reuters) - French centrist Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday he expected his untested new party to be able to form a parliamentary majority after legislative elections in June if he wins the presidency in May.

No sitting for Stormont today (as deadline is postponed at the last minute)…

So, in order to avoid Stormont disappearing into another pointless election to nowhere, it looks like postponement is on the cards. This is likely for the avoidance of a terminal outcome. Parliamentary recess in  Westminster gives the break a patina of respectability. For their part, Sinn Fein seems to have decided negotiations are not for them. more...

Bulgaria election: Boyjo Borisov's GERB 'leading' race

Exit polls suggest former Prime Minister Boyjo Borisov's GERB party has won a snap parliamentary election.

Bulgarian center-right GERB wins most votes in election

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

By Tsvetelia Tsolova and Angel Krasimirov SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria's center-right GERB party narrowly won a parliamentary election on Sunday, giving it a chance to form another government after leader Boiko Borisov resigned as prime minister in November, triggering the snap poll. Show More Summary

Bulgaria's ex-PM Borisov bounces back in election: exit polls

Two-time Bulgarian premier Boyko Borisov appeared to have bounced back in a parliamentary election on Sunday, with exit polls putting his pro-EU centre-right party in first place. Borisov's Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) party won around 32 percent, ahead of the Socialist Party (BSP) on around 28 percent, the exit polls showed.

Bulgaria election: the main players

Bulgaria's parliamentary election on Sunday is tipped to be a close race between the Socialists, seen as closer to Russia, and the centre-right. A new grouping of nationalist "patriots" is forecast to come third. Forming a government after the third election in four years in the European Union's poorest country will be tough. Show More Summary

Bulgaria votes in tight parliamentary election

Voting begins in third poll since 2003 amid expectations that it would once again result in a fragmented parliament.

Kyrgyz police disperse protest over ex-lawmaker's detention

BISHKEK (Reuters) - Kyrgyz police used stun grenades on Saturday to disperse hundreds of people attending a protest rally against the detention of a former parliamentary deputy and detained dozens of demonstrators.

MICHAEL WALSH: Paul Ryan Takes The Barzini Meeting. “In a proper parliamentary democracy, of cours…

MICHAEL WALSH: Paul Ryan Takes The Barzini Meeting. “In a proper parliamentary democracy, of course, Ryan would have already stepped down. The speaker has one primary job, which is to shepherd legislation through the House. And while there’s renewed talk about a revolt against his ‘leadership,’ there’s no one on the horizon as a plausible […]

Former Russian Politician Gunned Down in Kiev, Ukraine Calls it Russian State Terrorism

Denis Vorenenkov was a member of the Russian parliamentary body known as the Duma. Recently he and his wife had fled Russia for Ukraine after which he became highly critical of Russia and Vladimir Putin. Today he was shot in the head outside a hotel in Kiev. Show More Summary

Erdogan says Bulgaria's pressure on Turks 'unacceptable'

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan slammed Bulgaria on Thursday for "putting pressure" on expatriate Turks living there ahead of a parliamentary election amid rising tension between the two neighbors.

What we know about the victims of the London terrorist attack

5 days agoNews : BlogPost

Keith Palmer was unarmed and at his normal post outside Parliament.  Like many of his fellow officers in the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Squad, he become a friendly face to the politicians, journalists and tourists who visit Westminster every day. On Wednesday, the 48-year-old father lay mortally wounded from a stab wound as rescuers tried in […]

PC Keith Palmer's death sparks questions over whether all parliamentary police should be armed

LONDON — PC Keith Palmer, the police officer killed in Wednesday's terror attack in Westminster, was unarmed. Palmer was stabbed as he rushed to confront the knife-wielding attacker, moments before armed colleagues shot and killed the suspect. Questions have since been asked as to why Palmer was not armed. Show More Summary

Support building for landmark move to overturn El Salvador's anti-abortion law

Parliamentary bill proposing to loosen draconian restrictions on abortion finds favour after religious groups, doctors and others voice public support El Salvador’s controversial law banning abortion in all circumstances, which has provoked ruthless miscarriages of justice, could be overturned in what has been described as a historic move. Show More Summary

Tim Farron Praises Police and Parliamentary Security After London Attack

6 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

The Liberal Democrat leader was part of a group of MPs on the scene during the attack.

Parliament Lockdown: Gunfire Heard at U.K. Parliament

Britain’s parliament has been suspended after gunshots were heard near the building. A photographer for Reuters said that at least a dozen people were injured on Westminster Bridge, near the parliamentary estate. Photos from the scene show a car crashed into one of parliament’s gates. According to the BBC, witness reported seeing a man with [...]Show More Summary

French press review 22 March 2017

Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux resigns over his own teenage daughters’ parliamentary jobs while François Fillon’s Penelopegate scandal is worsened by new revelations.

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