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UK's Labour piles pressure on May over Brexit stance

LONDON (Reuters) - The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, will clarify the party's position on Brexit on Monday in a move that could lead to a major parliamentary defeat for Prime Minister Theresa May.

Italy's Berlusconi regales fans a week ahead of vote

MILAN (Reuters) - Italian center-right leader Silvio Berlusconi entertained a theater packed with supporters in Milan on Sunday, a week ahead of a parliamentary election at which his coalition is expected to win the most votes.

Hurricane-hit Antigua and Barbuda to vote early

Antigua and Barbuda, a hurricane-ravaged Caribbean tourist destination, will go to the polls next month more than a year earlier than scheduled, the prime minister said on Saturday. The two-island nation's parliamentary elections were scheduled for June 2019, but will now be held on March 21, Gaston Browne said. Show More Summary

Apple will pay up to $16 billion in back taxes within months, Ireland says

Irish Revenue Commissioners chairman Niall Cody told a parliamentary committee his office will likely tally up a tax bill for Apple of around $16 billion, Reuters reports. “It’s in that ballpark,” Cody said. “Over 95 percent of the calculations...Show More Summary

In Turkey, draft bill would give new censorship powers to state regulator

Istanbul, February 22, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Turkish authorities to scrap the article of a draft bill that would expand internet censorship in Turkey. The Parliamentary Planning and Budget Commission yesterday passed article 73 of the bill, which would require online broadcasters, including YouTube and Netflix...

Dutch MPs recognise Armenian 'genocide'

Dutch lawmakers Thursday overwhelmingly voted in favour of recognising the 1915 massacres of Armenians as "genocide", in a move likely to further worsen already-strained ties with Turkey. "The motion is accepted," parliamentary speaker...Show More Summary

Iran's Ahmadinejad calls for immediate free elections

Iran's hardline former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for the immediate holding of free presidential and parliamentary elections in a letter to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei published on Thursday. The call from a man, whose...Show More Summary

Max Hill: The Queen's Counsel For Political Correctness

Authored by A.Z.Mohamed via The Gatestone Institute, Britain's terrorism watchdog, Max Hill QC (Queen's Counsel), recently told a parliamentary committee that it is "fundamentally wrong to attach the word 'terrorism' to any of the world...Show More Summary

Ahmadinejad calls for 'free' elections in Iran in letter to Supreme Leader

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose 2009 re-election prompted mass unrest over alleged vote rigging, has called for "free" presidential and parliamentary elections in an open letter to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Macron plans tighter asylum rules in test of parliamentary majority

PARIS (Reuters) - Emmanuel Macron's government will on Wednesday propose toughening France's immigration and asylum laws amid strident criticism from human rights groups, in a move that will test the unity of his left-and-right majority.

New French migrant law faces stormy debate in parliament

The new migrant law will be presented to French President Emmanuel Macron's cabinet on Wednesday ahead of parliamentary debates that promise to be stormy, with migrant charities and left-wingers blasting the bill as repressive.  

Russian senators list 100 examples of US meddling in foreign nations’ affairs

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A Russian parliamentary commission has prepared a report that lists over 100 cases of US interference in other nations’ internal affairs since the end of World War Two. Read Full Article at RT.com

Ramaphosa elected president of South Africa, vows anti-corruption fight

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Cyril Ramaphosa was elected as South Africa's president in a parliamentary vote on Thursday and pledged to tackle endemic corruption after scandal-ridden Jacob Zuma resigned on orders from the ruling African National Congress.

Ramaphosa elected president of South Africa

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Cyril Ramaphosa was elected as South Africa's president in a parliamentary vote on Thursday after scandal-ridden Jacob Zuma reluctantly resigned on orders from the ruling African National Congress.

Duma orders end to cruelty in hunting dog training amid major parliamentary rift

Russia’s lower house has passed a rewritten bill regulating the training of hunting dogs, after the upper house rejected a total ban on so-called “contact baiting stations” despite widespread criticism. Read Full Article at RT.com

South Africa’s ruling party recalled President Zuma. But the ANC faces 3 big challenges.

On Tuesday, South Africa’s ruling African National Congress party recalled President Jacob Zuma. After months of uncertainty and years of corruption allegations, the next step may be a parliamentary vote of no confidence, which could happen this week. Show More Summary

South African police raid Gupta home, ANC to sack Zuma via parliament

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The ANC on Wednesday unveiled plans to sack South African President Jacob Zuma via a parliamentary no-confidence vote, hours after armed police raided the luxury home of his friends the Gupta brothers, investigating corruption allegations.

Opera Star Paata Burchuladze Questioned In Embezzlement Investigation

"Paata Burchuladze, a prominent opera singer who challenged Georgia's ruling coalition in 2016 parliamentary elections, has been questioned by prosecutors [in Tbilisi] investigating allegations of embezzlement and misuse of funds by his charitable foundation."

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