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Questions submitted to UK government about loot boxes and gambling

A UK member of parliament is asking the government about loot boxes and gambling, as conversation about the controversial practice continues to grow. Daniel Zeichner MP of the Labour Party has submitted questions regarding protecting the young and vulnerable from gambling and loot boxes in games, as well as asking specifically if tougher law practiced […]

Estonian ex-PM steps down as Parliament deputy after scandal

A former Estonia prime minister has said he will step down as deputy speaker of the Baltic country's parliament after a scandal involving sexual harassment by members of an Estonian … Click to Continue »

MEPs urge probe into Monsanto's sway over safety studies

Members of the European Parliament called Wednesday for the establishment of a panel to probe claims that US agro giant Monsanto unduly influenced research into its weedkiller's safety.

How a businessman struck a deal with Islamic State to help Assad feed Syrians

RAQQA/DUBAI (Reuters) - While Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was accusing the West of turning a blind eye to Islamic State smuggling, a member of his parliament was quietly doing business with the group, farmers and administrators in the militants' former stronghold said.

End Of An Error: The Days Of Danby-ism Look Done

The long political career of Labor’s most outspoken supporter of Israel appears to be in terminal decline, writes Michael Brull. The public fall of Labor Member of Parliament Michael Danby has been remarkable to watch, in part because of his long record of vicious smears, including about me, but also because of what it indicates [...]Show More Summary

Massive brawl in Parliament of Uganda includes impressive chair-catching

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

After Speaker Rebecca Kadaga ordered opposition party members evicted during a debate on lifting a presidential age limit, things got a little heated. (more…)

Schäuble: Another Financial Crisis Is Coming Due To Spiraling Global Debt, "New Bubbles"

Following the disappointing for Angela Merkel and her CDU German election results, which propelled the populist AfD into Germany's political establishment with 92 members of parliament, the first casualty was Germany's finance minister,...Show More Summary

Divisions over UK PM May's future burst into open with plot to topple her

LONDON (Reuters) - Divisions over the future of British Prime Minister Theresa May burst into the open on Friday with a former chairman of her party saying 30 Conservative members of parliament backed a plot to topple her.

Rise of Cryptocurrency in Singapore Merits Parliamentary Response

2 weeks agoLifestyle / Luxury : Luxuo

Cryptocurrency has been such a fast growing, unregulated asset class that a Member of Parliament raised a question in session, meriting a response from Singapore Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Tharman Shanmugaratnam. Find out more about cryptocurrencies and ICOs at Singapore Rendezvous 2017

Kate Middleton: Slammed as "Disgusting" By Member of Parliament!

It's only Tuesday, but it's already been one hell of a painful week on this side of the pond. Fortunately, we can now take some comfort in the fact that we're not the only civilized nation that elects leaders who go out of their way to spew childish insults at one another. We kid. Show More Summary

Duchess Kate slammed by member of Parliament over 'disgusting' shopping habits

There's now at least one person in the world who isn't envious of Duchess Kate's wardrobe.

Fear driving Cambodian opposition MPs abroad, party says

By Prak Chan Thul and Matthew Tostevin PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Around half the opposition members of Cambodia’s parliament have left the country in fear of a crackdown by Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government, a deputy party leader said. Show More Summary

Christian to head Syria parliament for first time in decades

A Christian legislator was Thursday elected speaker of parliament in predominantly Muslim Syria for the first time in decades. Hammudeh Sabbagh, a 58-year-old Syriac Orthodox Christian graduate in law and member of President Bashar al-Assad's Baath party from Hasakeh province in northeast Syria, won 193 votes out of 252 cast, state media reported. Show More Summary

Why do politicians still force women through unwanted pregnancies? | Dame Billie Miller

I helped Barbados legalise abortion and the number of women dying from unsafe terminations plunged. Countless lives depend on more countries following suit When I entered parliament in 1976 as the only female member, I took a stand and managed to do what many countries have failed to do, or are threatening to undo: decriminalise abortion. Show More Summary

Blog: Canada's proposed reform of access to information is inadequate

The Committee to Protect Journalists, along with a coalition of more than 30 international and Canadian civil society organizations, sent a letter on September 28 to Canadian Member of Parliament Scott Brison, the president of the Treasury Board of Canada, calling for proposed access to information legislation to be...

Want to Move to Canada? Canadian Immigration Officials Say You Shouldn’t

3 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

A Liberal member of parliament in Quebec told immigrants to not count on Canada for refuge.

Uganda ejects lawmakers opposed to president's long rule

Uganda's parliamentary speaker ordered the removal of 25 lawmakers who are opposed to legislation that seeks to extend the decades-long rule of President Yoweri Museveni. The suspended members of parliament … Click to Continue »

A democratic façade

(University of Konstanz) Dr Anja Osei was awarded the renowned ERC Starting Grant by the European Research Council (ERC). She will evaluate parliamentary debates and conduct surveys among the Members of Parliament in 'electoral autocracies' in Africa. Show More Summary

Italian-speakind doctor chosen for Swiss executive branch

The Swiss parliament has elected a center-right doctor to the country's seven-member executive branch, the first member from the country's Italian-speaking south in 18 years. Ignazio Cassis of the free-market … Click to Continue »

EU lawmakers see train with ties to Hungary's prime minster

Members of the European Parliament committee that oversees the EU's budget have visited a three-station railroad that links three Hungarian villages and has close ties to the country's prime minister. … Click to Continue »

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