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GEORGE SOROS: Theresa May will not last long as prime minister

Billionaire hedge fund manager George Soros said Theresa May is unlikely to last long in power with a divided cabinet and slim parliamentary majority. "It is unlikely that Prime Minister May is actually going to remain in power," Soros,...Show More Summary

Mashnouq says elections will be held on time under 1960 law

Lebanon Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq stressed on  Wednesday that the parliamentary elections “will be held on time” under the controversial 1960 electoral law unless a new law is passed. “The elections will be held on time and won’t be postponed for a single day, unless a new law is passed,” Mashnouq told reporters after a Cabinet […]

French elections: Macron vows to field candidates in all parliamentary seats

Independent presidential candidate is drawing huge crowds to rallies around the country and showing strongly in opinion polls Independent presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron threw down a direct challenge to France’s existing political...Show More Summary

German MPs: VW ex-boss must have known about pollution cheating

Members of a parliamentary committee into the Volkswagen "dieselgate" scandal dismiss as "myths" claims by former Volkswagen boss Martin Winterkorn that he did not know the beleaguered German auto giant was engaging in systematic emissions cheating until shortly before the scam broke. Video provided by AFP        

When You're In A Hole

The Guardian and Telegraph newspapers may be at opposite end of the spectrum in terms of UK politics, but their parliamentary sketch writers are as one: Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party is toast when it comes to Brexit. Instead of beingShow More Summary

Croatia’s science minister rejects calls to resign amid plagiarism scandal

yesterdayAcademics : Nature

Pavo Bariši? says he won't step down after a parliamentary ethics committee found he copied another scholar's work.

UK Government: “Clearly, any form of joint authority would be incompatible with the consent principle [of the Belfast Agreement].”

2 days agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

A short BBC report points to an interesting exchange today in the House of Lords where the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office and Scotland Office, Lord Dunlop, poured a bucket of cold water on the suggestion that “joint authority” could be an option if the relevant parties fail to form an Executive following more...

Liberal MP Andrew Leslie gets new post to aid in U.S. relations

Leslie is new parliamentary secretary to minister of foreign affairs with responsibilities for American file The post Liberal MP Andrew Leslie gets new post to aid in U.S. relations appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Donald Trump Is Screwing Up the GOP’s Obamacare Message

Congressional Republicans will have a hard enough time repealing and “replacing” the Affordable Care Act purely as a matter of parliamentary maneuvering and vote-counting skill. What they don’t need on top of this impossible effort is...Show More Summary

Moldova president hopes to cancel EU association agreement

Moldova's president said Tuesday he hoped the ex-Soviet nation's association agreement with the European Union would be cancelled if his party obtains a parliamentary majority, paving the way for an alliance with Moscow. Speaking after...Show More Summary

Theresa May’s big speech – a round up of reaction

Theresa May promises a Parliamentary vote on @Brexit, but what does that mean? We explain https://t.co/SvqS1P6UEa pic.twitter.com/uVzopLB3Yb — Bloomberg (@business) January 17, 2017 PM now on phone to Tusk who says UK approach now "more...Show More Summary

In Russia, Moldovan president says may scrap EU trade pact

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moldova may scrap a trade agreement with the European Union after the country's next parliamentary elections, Moldovan President Igor Dodon said on Tuesday during his first state visit to Russia.

Aoun defends proportional representation, says fears unjustified

President Michel Aoun  defended on Tuesday  proportional representation electoral  system stressing that endorsing it  guarantees proper representation in the upcoming parliamentary elections and  stated that fears of it  are not justified. Show More Summary

Pound Soars Most Since 2008 After UK's May Calls For Parliamentary Vote On Brexit

Having plunged to flash-crash lows on Sunday night following leaks of UK PM Theresa May's Brexit speech, cable is soaring this morning as she delivered the speech confirming that both houses of Parliament will vote on the final Brexit deal. We warned the "surprise" was priced in... Surprise taken out of tomorrow's speech. Show More Summary

Jeremy Corbyn under pressure from Labour MPs ahead of make-or-break by-elections

LONDON — Jeremy Corbyn last night faced a barrage of questions from Labour MPs concerned about the party's positions on immigration, nuclear power and Nato, as it readies itself for two tough parliamentary by-elections against the Tories. The...Show More Summary

Italian inquiry over mistaken identity fears in people smuggling case

Joint UK-Italian operation supposedly captured a key player transporting thousands from north Africa to Europe An Italian MP has launched a parliamentary inquiry into the joint British-Italian operation that led to a man being held on suspicion of people smuggling despite fears he is the victim of mistaken identity. Show More Summary

Dutch vote to set off Europe's 'super election year'

Dutch voters head to crunch parliamentary polls in two months time, heralding the start of a "super election year" in three of Europe's leading economies: The Netherlands, France and Germany. After the surprise Brexit result in Britain...Show More Summary

EU reaffirms support to Lebanon’s democratic process. Urges parliamentary polls

EU foreign affairs Ministers, gathering today in Brussels for the first EU foreign affairs Council of the year, adopted conclusions reaffirming the EU support to the democratic process in Lebanon and welcoming the recent election of President Michel Aoun and the formation of a new  government led by Prime Minister Saad Hariri. The Council called on the […]

What's New Pussycat?

The Times reports that the police are conducting an inquiry into the parliamentary expenses of George Galloway, the former MP and leader of the Respect party, at the request of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA)...Show More Summary

Brexit Details Needed by February to Allow Scrutiny: UK Lawmakers

A legislative committee says Theresa May's government must reveal its broad aims to allow parliamentary review.

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