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Iceland Repeals Criminal Blasphemy Law

5 hours agoNews : Jonathan Turley

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor The Pirate Party of Iceland (Píratar) successfully introduced a bill to the Alþingi repealing Article 125 of the Penal Code—Blasphemy. The measure passed with a nearly unanimous parliamentary vote. Show More Summary

Fitch Ratings Forecast for Russia Politically Motivated

According to first deputy chief of the Russian parliamentary committee on economic policy, forecasts of international rating agency Fitch regarding Russia's investment rating were biased and made under political pressure.

Lavrov: Finland Wrong to Refuse Russian Lawmakers Visas for OSCE Meeting

Russian Foreign Ministersaid that Finland breached its international obligations by denying visas to members of the Russian delegation set to take part in a meeting of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly.

Q&A speaks through an Islamist’s mouth

How rigged is the ABC’s Q&A? Islamist Zaky Mallah on the gotcha question he asked parliamentary secretary…

U.N. says Burundi did not hold fair election, human rights violated

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Burundi's parliamentary elections on Monday were not fair or free and human rights were violated, the United Nations said on Thursday.

Kerry urges dialogue, cooperation in message to Venezuela

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday urged Venezuela's government and opposition to find a "peaceful resolution" to their disputes before a Dec. 6 parliamentary election and said the United States wanted to improve ties.

U.N. says Burundi election was not free, fair or credible

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Burundi's parliamentary election was not free, fair, transparent or credible and violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms were committed, the United Nations said on Thursday.

The Facebook Feed of the Mind

A couple of months ago, not long before the parliamentary elections in the UK, my wife made an interesting observation. "Based on my Facebook feed," she pointed out, "Labour are going to win this election by a landslide." When I looked through her feed, I could see what she meant. Show More Summary

Sri Lanka's ex-strongman leader announces he'll run for parliament

Less than six months after being voted out of office, former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa announced Wednesday that he intends to run in parliamentary elections in August.

Why are so many of Canberra’s public memorials out of sight, out of mind?

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Over the years I have wondered about the placement of public art and memorials in and around the parliamentary zone. Here are three stories. A couple of months ago the winner of the Immigration Place design competition was announced. The information available online (including the above image) suggests it will be an intriguing installation. The jury did [...]

Romania's opposition wins spy agency vote as Ponta government limps on

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's opposition secured its first parliamentary victory on Tuesday after the UNPR junior coalition party temporarily switched sides, raising the chances that any new no-confidence motion might topple the leftist government.

Burundi president claims early victory in elections

Pierre Nkurunziza claims win for his party in Monday's parliamentary poll which was boycotted by 17 opposition groups.

U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Works Globally To Fight Antismoking Measures

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

KIEV, Ukraine — A parliamentary hearing was convened here in March to consider an odd remnant of Ukraine’s corrupt, pre-revolutionary government. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

'Stock up on Food for Your Children': Burundi Votes Amid Continued Unrest

4 days agoNews : Vice News

A group of young men crowded around a small TV in a quiet neighborhood bar in Bujumbura as Burundi took to the polls on Monday. This parliamentary and local vote is the first in a controversial election season in the East African country,...Show More Summary

Looking to Sri Lanka's Parliamentary Election

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena recently dissolved parliament. The election will be held on August 17; a new parliament will gather on September 1. Yet what happens next is still far from clear. To complicate matters, Mahinda Rajapaksa could contest in the country's upcoming parliamentary election. Show More Summary

Burundi counts votes as thousands flee political crisis

BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Burundi's authorities were counting votes on Tuesday, a day after holding a parliamentary election that was boycotted by the opposition and marred by sporadic gunfire and blasts.

Labor backtracks on leadership process

Draft ALP constitution says parliamentary leader chosen by even ballot split between caucus, grass-roots members.

Burundi Votes In Parliamentary Election After A Night Of Gunfire

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

By Clement Manirabarusha BUJUMBURA, June 29 (Reuters) - Burundians voted for a new parliament on Monday after a night of sporadic blasts and gunshots, and weeks of violent protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to seek...Show More Summary

Burundi Holds Elections After Night of Gunfire and Explosions

5 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Despite international calls for the postponement of parliamentary and local balloting, the government pressed ahead, saying that a delay would only add to instability.

Burundi Holding Parliamentary Elections Amid Violent Unrest

Despite the ongoing internal political standoff, Burundi opened polling stations for 3.8 million people.

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