Some members' remote email access is cut off as part of efforts to secure the computer network against a cyberattack.
A spokeswoman for the House of Commons confirmed that unauthorized attempts had been made to access parliamentary user accounts and that systems were in place to protect member and staff accounts.
On June 26, Mongolians will elect a president from among three candidates: Enkhbold Miyegombo, leader of the governing Mongolian People’s Party (MPP); Battulga Khaltmaa, a former member of parliament from the main opposition Democratic Party (DP); and Ganbaatar Sainkhuu, a last-minute candidate of the Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party (MPRP). Show More Summary
After several members of the European Parliament criticized the ECB for a lack of transparency surrounding its corporate bond buying, suggesting some companies could be favored over others, today the central bank with the €4.2 trillion...Show More Summary
Attempts to force tech companies in the U.K. to hand over encrypted messages could be scuttled by EU proposals. European members of parliament for the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee have tabled laws banning countries from seeking to break encrypted messages. Show More Summary
Ukraine, already a de facto member of Nato, now wants to enter Nato on an official basis. On 8 June, the Kiev Parliament, voted by a majority (276 against 25) in favour of a legislative amendment that makes this objective a priority....Show More Summary
The European Parliament on Wednesday lifted the immunity of far-right National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen and of a fellow party member in response to a French racism investigation. Le Pen, an MEP and honorary president of the party...Show More Summary
The Hamilton Goldfield was officially proclaimed on 13 July 1900, following the discovery of gold by John Dickie the previous year. The Hamilton field was named for gold miner, investor and member of the Queensland Parliament, John Hamilton. The township of Ebagoola was surveyed in September 1900 to service the newly proclaimed goldfield, with the... Read more
The home of Prince William and Duchess Kate voted out the Conservative member of Parliament for the first time.
Beleaguered British Prime Minister Theresa May is appointing new members of her government after several of them lost their seats in Parliament in this week's general election that proved disastrous … Click to Continue »
The Friday prayer leader of the city of Saveh in central Iran is facing backlash from reformist members of Parliament after he called female supporters of President Hassan Rouhani “prostitutes.” The MPs have demanded an explanation from Hojatoleslam Ebrahim Hosseini, who could be taken to court
Croatia's conservative Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic saved his position Friday as lawmakers backed a new and unexpected coalition government -- avoiding the prospect of a snap election. The European Union member's previous ruling alliance...Show More Summary
The UK held its national election yesterday, in which each Member of Parliament had to run again for their office, including Prime Minister Theresa May. Her competition was a character named Lord Buckethead, whose face is never seen- because he has a bucket on it. Show More Summary
Protesters outside parliament have thrown boxes of fish at police during a demonstration ahead of a vote on new austerity measures. Members of a communist-backed labor union hurled the crates … Click to Continue »
Women are enjoying an historic moment in British politics. On Thursday, voters in the United Kingdom elected a record number of female politicians to office. The final figure of female Members of Parliament had yet to be confirmed Friday morning ? but the tally had reached 201 by 9 a.m. Show More Summary
A man opened fire in the Iranian parliament on Wednesday and injured a guard, a witness said. The semi-official Tasnim news agency reported that a guard was hit in the leg, and two members of the public were also injured. The identity and the motivation of the assailant was still unclear, Tasnim said. The witness […]
Explosions in Kabul on Saturday killed at least four people attending a funeral reportedly attended by government officials, including members of parliament, a day after hundreds of demonstrators turned out … Click to Continue »
A white Canadian member of Parliament gave a short speech in Kanyen’kéha, the disappearing language of the Mohawks, to honor the First Nations of Canada.
Member of the European Parliament Julia Reda has warned that efforts are underway to sabotage the Parliamentary process relating to the EU's plans for mandatory piracy filtering. The Pirate Party member says there's now just over a week...Show More Summary
On December 13, 1931, a fifty-seven-year-old English politician, still a member of Parliament but quite unwelcome in his own party's government, stepped out of a taxi on New York's Fifth Avenue. He was in New York to begin a speaking tour in an attempt to recover some of the small fortune he had lost in the stock market crash two years earlier. Show More Summary