African National Congress has used its parliamentary majority to push through changes to laws that companies such as Exxon Mobil say will curb investment. ||| Cape Town - South Africa’s ruling African National Congress used its parliamentary majority to push through changes to laws that companies such as Exxon Mobil say will curb investment. Show More Summary
Bloggings by boz lists 5 points on Colombia's parliamentary elections, which took place on March 9, 2014. 1) Though his coalition lost seats, President Santos keeps a divided and fragile majority coalition in Congress. [...] 2) Colombia's party system is divided and weak. No party received over 20% of the...
Women petition deputy parliamentary speaker to reopen their brothel in Sousse so they do not have to beg for charity.
North Korea’s state-run media reported today that the Supreme Leader was elected to the nation’s legislature on Sunday. (This was...
As part of a European parliamentary committee’s inquiry into electronic massive surveillance on the citizens of European Union member states, former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden provided testimony to the committee. Snowden...Show More Summary
North Korea is holding parliamentary elections. Well, sort of. Three days ahead of Sunday's vote, the Democratic Front for the Reunification of the Fatherland looks set to complete yet another clean sweep of the 687-seat Supreme People's Assembly. Show More Summary
Redcar Constituency MP Ian Swales this week met with apprentices employed by various North East Housing Associations including Redcar based Coast and Country Housing.Coast and Country Chief Executive Iain Sim brought a group of fifteen apprentices to Parliament which ranged from bricklaying and joinery to business administration and housing. Show More Summary
Someone should have warned Opposition leader Bill Shorten against playing the Qantas safety card today in Parliamentary Question Time because of the dismal record of his shadow transport spokesperson Anthony Albanese as a former Transport Minister with responsibility for CASA and the ATSB. Shorten urged the view that the Qantas safety record would be at [...]
David Christopherson's filibuster comes to an end
The latest poll aggregate puts Labor back in parliamentary majority territory, as a new result from ReachTEL makes the Coalition's strong result from Nielsen a fortnight ago look still more like an anomaly.
Nick Harvey, Liberal Democrat MP for North Devon, has given his support to local businesses damaged by the misconduct of high street banks. At a Parliamentary reception last week, the local MP met with Bill Wilson, owner of Wilson Leisure Developments Ltd – the company that runs Mullacott Park’s holiday lodges. Mr Wilson joined 1,700 other […]
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has his quarterly hearing with European parliament Monday to discuss the economy and monetary policy. Economists at Brussels think tank Bruegel think the process could be improved.
After reports that he was furious with George Osborne and David Cameron for trying to call his bluff by telling him to stand as a parliamentary candidate in 2015, Boris… Continue reading The post Boris insists he is ‘united’ with George Osborne appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Controversy in the Republic last night over an old problem for Sinn Fein, the St Patricks Day celebrations in the US, where they do things little lot differently than they do at home. It concerns this cross parliamentary video supporting the St Pat’s For All parade in NYC… In the US, New York and Boston […]
Ukraine’s leaders sent a firm message to Vladimir Putin last night – a military intervention would mean war. After Putin gained Russian parliamentary approval to send troops into the former Soviet state, Ukraine’s acting leaders appeared...Show More Summary
The US ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, branded Russia's parliamentary approval "as dangerous as it is destabilizing" and accused Moscow of acting without legal basis.
After an emergency Parliamentary session Saturday, Russia approved President Vladimir Putin’s request to send troops into the turbulent nation of Ukraine. The move came after Russia had already started taking hold of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, an autonomous parliamentary republic within Ukraine. Show More Summary
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian demonstrations have broken out in major cities in eastern and southern Ukraine, as Russian President Vladimir Putin asked for parliamentary permission Saturday to use troops to protect Russians in the country.
In another sign that Russia is thumbing its nose at President Obama’s ‘blunt’ warning against a Ukraine intervention, Vladimir Putin has asked parliament for permission to use the country’s military in Ukraine. Haaretz reports Putin said the move is needed to protect ethnic Russians and the personnel of a Russian military base in the Crimean region. [...]
Parliamentary democracy is complicated