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Afghan MP survives targeted suicide attack in Kabul that kills three others

KABUL (Reuters) - An Afghan member of parliament survived a targeted suicide attack in Kabul on Sunday but three people including a child were killed and eight others injured, police and government sources said.

Hartley and Franklin, Reunited in Paris

I’ve been writing about the on-again, off-again correspondence of Benjamin Franklin and David Hartley, British scientist and Member of Parliament. Their relationship actually turned out to be a factor in the end of the war.After London received news of the Battle of Yorktown, Lord North’s government fell. Show More Summary

Top 100 Tweeting MPs 2014-15

Parliament is pretty much done. The Conservative/Liberal Democrat Coalition consciously uncouples, Members of Parliament relinquish their titles, special advisers and constituency bag carriers return to 'normal people' mode, and the parliamentary estate itself goes into snooze mode. Show More Summary

European Lawmaker Speaks Against 'Vicious Circle' of Anti-Russian Sanctions

The anti-Russian sanctions have led relations between the European Union and Russia "to the edge of a huge crisis" but did not help to stop the almost year-long armed conflict in eastern Ukraine, a member of the European Parliament said.

The Clock is Ticking for Ukraine Reforms – European MP

Europe’s leading countries will turn away from Ukraine if it keeps dragging its feet on reforms, a prominent member of the European parliament said Thursday.

“I have therefore been backward in Writing”

As I described yesterday, in late 1775 David Hartley, an opposition Member of Parliament, sent two letters to Benjamin Franklin proposing an unlikely way to reconcile Britain’s central government and the rebellious North American colonies. Show More Summary

France Should Not Bend to US Demands Over Anti-Russia Sanctions - French MP

A member of the lower house of French parliament said France should not bend to the demands of the United States over the sanctions against Russia.

Members of UK Parliament to receive iPad Air 2 following May elections

All 650 members of the British House of Commons will be given an iPad Air 2 following the general elections in May. The distribution of iPads is part of a hardware refresh announced by the House of Commons Commission. The refresh will also include a new laptop for each member. Show More Summary

UK government approves free iPad Air 2 for all 650 members of parliament

The UK government has decided to equip all of its 650 members of parliament with an iPad Air 2, according to a report from The Telegraph citing an official announcement from the House of Commons Commission this week. While some have been critical of the decision to lock into Apple’s ecosystem, it’s now official with […]

All 650 UK House Of Commons Members To Get An iPad Air 2

Apple’s iPad Air 2 is getting its own ‘Oprah moment’ in the UK today, as all 650 Members of Parliament in the UK House of Commons members are getting the devices following the general election coming up in May. Already, about 209 of the governing body’s members have an iPad, but the Apple tablet will be standard issue once this new initiative goes live. The standard… Read More

UK Parliament approves $1.5M plan to supply members with new iPad Air 2s, laptops

The UK's House of Commons has decided to give each member of parliament a copy of Apple's latest iPad Air 2, as well as a laptop, as part of a project that will cost taxpayers almost $1.49 million.

Disturbingly little known about microbeads, plastics in the Great Lakes

A National Democratic Party Member of Parliament is calling on the Canadian government to list microbeads, tiny plastic flakes used in cosmetics, as a potential toxic substance. Health Canada claims the beads are safe for use as an additive, but this MP says they pose a danger to the aquatic environment. Show More Summary

Australian gay ‘marriage’ push stalls as Abbott gvmt requires party MPs to support man-woman marriage

Members of Parliament have received over two million emails supporting true marriage in the last two weeks.

Netanyahu apologized to Israel’s Arabs but the apology was rejected as “not real”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologized to Israel’s Arab citizens on Monday for remarks he made during last week’s parliament election that offended members of the community. The move appeared to be an attempt to heal rifts and mute criticism at home and in the United States. Netanyahu drew accusations of racism in Israel, especially from […]

Israel’s Netanyahu Apologizes to Country’s Arab Minority

(JERUSALEM) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has apologized to Israel’s Arab citizens for remarks he made during last week’s parliament election and which offended members of the community. Netanyahu, whose Likud Party won re-election in the vote, met with members of the Arab community at the prime minister’s residence in Jerusalem on Monday and apologized.…

Anti-Russia Sanctions Show Non-European Interests Prevail in EU – Lawmakers

Italian members of the European Parliament claim that EU Sanctions against Russia prove that non-European economic interests are more dominant in the European Union than the EU's own economic goals.

Turkish parliament passes restrictive Internet bill

New York, March 20, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed at the passage of a bill late Thursday by Turkish Parliament. The bill will allow Turkish cabinet members to ban websites deemed harmful to national security without a court order and will allow the country's telecommunications authority to impose...

Alex Neil MSP (22/05/14)

I can honestly say that Alex Neil is the only Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) to have played a consistently helpful role in the fight for equal pay in Scotland over the past 10 years. While some have dipped in and out, keen to...Show More Summary

Suspects Identified, but No Action Taken in Attack against Critic of House Arrests

Despite the fact that several suspects have been identified in the recent attack on Member of Parliament Ali Motahari, who was the Iranian Parliament’s most outspoken critic of the continued house arrest of the Green Movement leaders, no arrests have been made so far, according to official statements.

AUSTRALIA: Senate Agrees To Conscience Vote On Same-Sex Marriage

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Via Australia's 9 News: The Australian Senate wants all members of parliament to have a conscience vote on gay marriage. Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young won upper house support on Wednesday for a motion stating every person in federal parliament should be able to freely decide their position on marriage equality. Show More Summary

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