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No Duma shake-up in September elections, NGO predicts

17 hours agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

A major Russian NGO specializing in political science predicts that the four political parties currently represented in the lower house will get 80 percent of seats in the forthcoming parliamentary polls. Read Full Article at RT.com

South African opposition calls for debate on Gordhan 'witch-hunt'

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's main opposition party called on Thursday for a parliamentary debate into what it called a "witch-hunt" against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, who is under police investigation over a suspected spy unit at the tax service.

Russian Aircraft Allowed to Refuel Only at Iran's Hamadan Airbase - MP

Russian military aircraft in Iran are allowed to refuel only at the Hamadan airbase in accordance with existing agreements, the chairman of the Iranian parliamentary committee on foreign policy and national security said Wednesday.

NBN Investigation: Australian Federal Police To Raid Parliament, Again

Labor staffer’s emails at the Department of Parliamentary Services at Parliament House are to be accessed by the Australian Federal Police this morning, says Labor Senator and Former Communications Minister Stephen Conroy. The raid is part of an ongoing investigation into leaked documents regarding the National Broadband Network. More »      

No protection for Indy Camp under Articles 10 and 11

Petition of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body for an Order under Section 46 of the Court of Session Act 1988 [2016] CSOH 113 – read the judgment here The Court of Session recently ruled in favour of the eviction of the Indy Camp outside Edinburgh Parliament. Background Since November 2015, the foot of Arthur’s Seat […]

Veteran UK Labour Party Member Refuses to Back Corbyn in Leadership Race

Veteran Labour Party's parliamentary member Sir Tam Dalyell told Sputnik on Monday that he would no longer support embattled party's leader Jeremy Corbyn in the ongoing leadership contest over the Brexit issue.

Daesh’s Wealth Reaches $2Bln - French Parliament Commission

The Daesh terrorist organization has amassed wealth estimated at $2 billion, most of which it derived from illicit oil sales, the head of a French parliamentary commission tasked with conducting an inquiry into the matter said Frida...

How Muslim Women Are Rising Up Against Discrimination

This article was originally published in The Conversation. Read the original article. A British parliamentary committee recently discovered what many people in Muslim communities have known for ages—that Muslim women face discrimination...Show More Summary

PACE Seeks Dialogue With Russian Lawmakers - Russian Parliament Speaker

The new leadership of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) seeks dialogue with Russian lawmakers and a meeting will be held in September in Moscow, speaker of Russia's lower house of parliament Sergei Naryshkin told Sputnik.

Israeli Military Arrests Over 4,000 Palestinian 'Infiltrators' Every Year

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) arrest some 4,300 Palestinians annually for crossing into the country from the West Bank, IDF chief Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot said at a parliamentary hearing on Tuesday.

This Day in Labor History: August 16, 1819

On August 16, 1819, British cavalry charged into a crowd of 60,000-80,000 workers in a field in Manchester, England who had gathered to demand parliamentary representation and the repeal of laws making food more expensive. Approximately 15 people died and between 400 and 700 people were injured. This movement of working class radicalism was deeply […]

Netherlands, Norway, India looking to ban combustion-engined cars

last weekVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Politicians in the Netherlands‘ lower parliamentary house have passed a motion calling for the country to ban sales of new petrol and diesel cars from 2025 this week, while governments in Norway and India are also looking to implement similar legislation. In the Netherlands, the motion was proposed by the Dutch Labour Party. While the motion […]

Situation ‘ripe’ for election of president, says Hezbollah official

MP Mohammed Raad who heads up Hezbollah’s parliamentary bloc announced on Monday that the situation in Lebanon has become “ripe” for the election of a new president and ending the presidential vacuum that has been around since May 2014. “I believe that the situation has become ripe and we hope to see a solution in […]

Daesh Terrorists From Libya Could Reach Europe Via Sea in Migrant's Boats

Giacomo Stucchi, head of Italian Parliamentary Committee for the Intelligence and Security Services and for State Secret Control (COPASIR) said that there is a possibility that Daesh will send its fighters on boats to Italian shores after the Libya's city of Sirte was liberated.

Trump Republican Reality Show Coming To An End In A Few Weeks

Donald Trump is not the first crackpot to run for president of the United States, and probably won’t be the last. The nature of the presidential form of government is badly flawed, compared with Parliamentary systems, but that’s a topic...Show More Summary

Donald Trump’s reality show is about to go off the air (Guest Voice)

Donald Trump is not the first crackpot to run for President of the United States, and probably won’t be its last. The nature of the Presidential form of government is badly flawed, compared with Parliamentary systems, but that’s a topic for another day. It’s interesting to note, however, that Trump appears to be “channeling” Alabama [...]Show More Summary

Zambia awaits presidential, parliamentary vote results

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia on Friday awaited the first election results from what is expected to have been a close contest between President Edgar Lungu and his main rival, who accuses him of mismanaging the economy.

Zambia elections: Polls open in test for ruling party

Voting for presidential and parliamentary elections begins after a campaign blighted by violence between rival groups.

Jeremy Corbyn is close to taking control of a key British city

A close ally to Jeremy Corbyn is now in pole position to become the mayor of Liverpool which, as a result, extends the Labour leader's reach to a major British city. Steve Rotheram, who has been Corbyn's parliamentary aide since he took...Show More Summary

London Mayor Khan Urges to Postpone Brexit to Ensure Single Market Access

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan called on Wednesday to postpone the process of Brexit until after next parliamentary elections in France and Germany in fall 2017 to ensure better exiting terms for the United Kingdom and access to the single EU market.

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