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Winston Churchill's paintings star in an exhibit on the Queen Mary

5 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

It was late summer 1939. Winston Churchill, then a member of the British Parliament, and artist Paul Maze were leisurely painting at their easels by a babbling brook in the French countryside. Suddenly, a young messenger boy came running across the field, clutching a telegram. "Situation worsening,"...

Trouble in Paradise: Real Reason Behind Davutoglu’s Resignation

Oya Akgönenç Mu?isuddin former member of the Turkish Parliament and Advisor to the Chairman of the Saadat Party spoke to Sputnik, regarding the decision of Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to step down from the post as Prime Minister and leader of the Justice and Development Party’s (AKP).

‘Token of Solidarity’: Pope Francis Puts On St. George Ribbon

A Communist member of the Russian parliament has congratulated Pope Francis on the upcoming Victory Day and presented the Pontiff with a St. George ribbon, a widely recognized military symbol in Russia.

MEPs: EU-Turkey Migrant Deal 'a Huge Error of Judgement'

Members of the European Parliament have said, now that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has effectively sacked his Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, the EU-Turkey deal is now looking to be " a huge error of judgement by the European Commission."

Putin Takes Action Against Slacker Members of Parliament

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree which allows parties and committees to suspend lawmakers for non-attendance to parliamentary sessions, according to Russia’s official law archive website. The new regulation meansShow More Summary

Europe Unlikely to See Turkish Migrant Inflow After Visa Deal – EU Lawmaker

A European Parliament member claims that a decision to scrap visa requirements for Turkish travellers under EU’s migrant deal will hardly affect the number of Turks seeking to claim asylum in Europe.

Estonia Should Decide Itself on Number of Refugees to Accept - Lawmaker

Estonia is against the European Union to be the sole decision-maker when it comes to numbers of refugees the country has to accept, an Estonian member of the European Parliament told Sputnik on Wednesday.

Proposal to Fine EU States for Not Taking in Migrants 'Unacceptable'

The proposal that could pave the way for fines being imposed on European Union member states for not accepting migrants according to the previously agreed quota scheme is unacceptable, a non-aligned member of the European Parliament from Hungary told Sputnik on Wednesday.

Turkish Parliament Members Brawl Over Potential Constitutional Amendment

3 days agoNews : Truthdig

Members of Turkey’s parliament fighting earlier this week (Screenshot via YouTube) The next time you get fed up with the partisan politics of the United States Congress, take a look back at the Turkish parliamentary session on Monday...Show More Summary

Turkey Visa-Free Deal Has 'Serious Ramifications' on Europe's Security

UK member of the European Parliament (MEP) Stephen Woolfe said that free-visa regime between the European Union and Turkey will have serious ramifications on the security of Europe.

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Breaking the Deadlock

By Alon Ben Meir, Professor at New York University, Expert on Middle-East Politics, specializing in negotiations and conflict resolution And Gilles Pargneaux, Member of the European Parliament, Vice-president of the delegation with Mashrek Countries The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has rarely been so far from finding a resolution. Show More Summary

The End of American Iraq: Poor Shiites Invade Parliament Over Corrupt Spoils System

3 days agoNews : Truthdig

Baghdad was under a state of emergency on Sunday a day after members of the Sadr Trend stormed the Green Zone and invaded the parliament building, briefly imprisoning parliamentarians in the chamber (and some in a basement) before letting them go.

After brawl, Turkish parliament committee votes to lift lawmakers' immunity

ANKARA (Reuters) - A Turkish parliamentary committee approved late on Monday a bill that strips deputies of immunity from prosecution, paving the way for legislation that members of the pro-Kurdish opposition say is designed to target them and suppress dissent.

The Labour Party Rot Deepens

(John Hinderaker) Britain’s Labour Party has been roiled by a series of blatant anti-Semitic incidents involving members of Parliament and other party officials. Now, the Telegraph reports that the publicly announced dismissals of anti-Semites,...Show More Summary

Turkish parliament debate on lawmakers' immunity ends in a brawl

ANKARA (Reuters) - Members of Turkey's ruling AK Party and the pro-Kurdish opposition traded kicks and punches and threw water at each other in parliament on Monday, halting talks about lifting parliamentarians' immunity from prosecution.

Death of opera singer-MP

The Ukrainian baritone Dmytro Hnatyuk, who has died aged 91, was a member of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, 1972-1984, and of the Ukrainian Parliament, 1998-2002. He was also director of the State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet from 1988. So why don’t we have more opera singers in Parliament? Or any at all? There’s […]

Iran's new parliament has more women than clerics

5 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Iran's new parliament will have more women than clerics when its members are sworn in this month, a first in the Islamic republic and a sign of the country's evolving politics. Official results Saturday showed that reformist and moderate politicians allied with President Hassan Rouhani won a big victory in second round parliamentary elections. Show More Summary

The End of American Iraq: Poor Shiites invade Parliament over corrupt Spoils System

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Baghdad is under a state of emergency on Sunday a day after members of the Sadr Trend stormed the Green Zone and invaded…

Iraqi Lawmakers Injured in Protesters’ Attack on Parliament Building

Some members of Iraqi parliament are in critical condition after the attack of demonstrators, according to a member of the Iraqi parliament.

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