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Theresa May breaks her promise to give all primary school children free breakfasts

Schools minister confirms that the pledge to give all primary school children a free breakfast has been dropped. Announcement is slipped out as a written answer during parliamentary recess. Breakfast pledge is the latest of a long series...Show More Summary

Russia probe: Democrats block key witness against shadowy firm Fusion GPS

Senate Democrats used a parliamentary maneuver Wednesday to cut short a high-profile hearing, where a key witness was set to testify on Russia’s misdeeds and also raise fresh allegations against the company behind the infamous anti-Trump dossier. Bill Browder, the … Continued

'We've got to be forever vigilant': The head of an influential parliamentary committee is sounding the alarm on household debt

LONDON — Labour MP Rachel Reeves, head of an influential parliamentary committee on business, added her voice to the growing chorus of alarm on consumer debt in the UK. Reeves, who was an economist with HBOS during its bailout at the...Show More Summary

Pro-Kurdish party launches protests against Turkish crackdown

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey's pro-Kurdish parliamentary opposition launched three months of protests on Tuesday against a state crackdown which has seen dozens of lawmakers and mayors jailed over suspected links to militant separatists.

MPs must act to bring about a ceasefire in Yemen | Letters

Ann Clwyd MP calls for the parliamentary committee on arms export controls to be reconstituted. Plus Rina Vergano on the shame of London hosting the Defence and Security Equipment International arms fair I am dismayed that UK arms sales...Show More Summary

Senate Republicans plan to plow ahead with health-care vote this week

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Lawmakers unsure which bill will be offered, and parliamentary roadblocks loom.

Labour sounds alarm over rollout of universal credit rape clause into N Ireland

Opposition calls for parliamentary debate, saying women risk being criminalised if two-child limit is imposed in region Labour is raising the alarm about a government attempt to extend to Northern Ireland a policy that imposes a two-child limit on universal credit recipients unless a woman can show she has been raped. Show More Summary

East Timor vote results show Fretilin winning largest share

Preliminary results from East Timor's parliamentary election show the largest party in the governing coalition has lost support and the leftist Fretilin emerging as the biggest party. With 78 percent … Click to Continue »

East Timorese form long lines to vote in parliamentary election

DILI (Reuters) - Voters in East Timor queued up on Saturday to cast their vote in the country's fourth parliamentary elections since independence in a ballot where campaigning has focused on development and jobs in Asia's youngest democracy.

Labour MPs tell Boots of concern over emergency contraception cost

Women’s PLP writes to Boots about company’s refusal to cut price of morning-after pill as calls for boycott grow The women’s parliamentary Labour party has written to Boots UK’s chief pharmacist to express “deep concern” at the company’s refusal to reduce the price of emergency contraception, as calls for a boycott continued to grow. Show More Summary

Merkel may win election, but lose her finance minister

SASBACHWALDEN, Germany (Reuters) - Wolfgang Schaeuble has won his parliamentary seat a dozen times, survived an attempt on his life and guided Angela Merkel through the euro zone crisis. Now, the German chancellor may have to sacrifice him to secure a coalition deal.

It's OK to toss the suit and tie, French parliament says

Good news for French lawmakers seeking relief from the summer heat: parliamentary authorities say they can leave their suit and tie at home. The bureau overseeing rules at France's National … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Polish lawmakers approve law on court control

The Latest on Poland's parliamentary vote (all times local): 3 p.m. Polish lawmakers have voted to approve a contentious law that gives control of the top court to politicians instead … Click to Continue »

UK government says parliament to debate EU repeal bill on September 7

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will hold its first full parliamentary debate on Sept. 7 on legislation which will sever the country's ties with the European Union, the leader of the lower House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom, said on Thursd...

Polish lawmakers to vote on law to control top court

A Polish parliamentary commission has summarily rejected 1,300 opposition amendments to a bill reorganizing the nation's top court and has sent it back to lawmakers for a vote. The Supreme … Click to Continue »

East Timor vote highlights young nation's faltering progress

Almost two dozen parties are contesting parliamentary elections in East Timor this weekend that are likely to return independence heroes to power despite frustration in the young democracy with lack … Click to Continue »

Left proposes to take on finance in French clean-government debate

Left-wingers vowed to tackle the power of finance and ruling party chiefs complained that their MPs were sleeping on the job after the first meeting of the parliamentary committee charged with preparing President Emmanuel Macron's emblematic clean-government bill.

Left-winger Mélenchon to sue FN member over fake jobs accusation

French hard-left leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon is to sue a far-right Euro-MP for malicious accusation after his name was added to the list of former MEPs investigated for allegedly fraudulent employment of parliamentary assistants.

Polish parliament sends Supreme Court reform bill to committee

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's lower house voted on Wednesday to send a contested Supreme Court reform bill to a parliamentary committee, moving closer to passing a law the opposition says erodes the independence of the country's judiciary.

French armed forces chief quits after clash with Emmanuel Macron over budget cuts

'I won't let myself be fed like that,' general was reported to have told parliamentary committee

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