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Ghana Election Website Back Online After ‘Attempted Hack’

Ghana’s electoral commission has denounced a cyberattack after its website was reportedly taken down for four hours the night after citizens cast their vote. Ghanaians went to the polls on Wednesday to elect members of parliament and the president. Show More Summary

9 things you should know about Ghana’s election

On Wednesday, Ghanaians will go to the polls to elect a president and 275 members of parliament. A democratic success story, the West African nation has since transitioning to multiparty rule in 1992 conducted six successful elections and witnessed two alternations of executive power. There is widespread public support for democracy in Ghana, but high stakes, […]

Yang Ming May Merge with Port

Taiwanese container carrier Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp should merge with state-owned port company Taiwan International Port Corp. (TIPC), report local media quoting a member of Taiwan's parliament. Legislator Chen Ou-po of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) proposed that Yang Ming…

Russian Parliament members claim FIFA 17 is gay propaganda

The Russian government has a problem with a lot of current technology: a YouTuber was imprisoned for playing Pokémon Go, Microsoft Outlook was banned from government computers for being an American boogeyman, and good luck accessing LinkedIn from St. Show More Summary

Brexit Champion Daniel Hannan: ‘There Are Crybabies on Both Sides of the Atlantic’

After his talk about the special relationship between the U.S. and U.K., British member of the European parliament and Brexit champion Daniel Hannan took a question about the process of leaving the EU, and he assured attendees that it was right on schedule, despite the “crybabies” still trying to stop it. Show More Summary

Russian politicians are pissed over FIFA 17’s ‘gay propaganda’ problem

A group of Russian MPs (members of parliament) want to ban a video game for what it’s calling ‘gay propaganda.’ Soccer simulation ‘FIFA 17’ is one of game developer EA’s most popular titles. The studio recently sparked the ire of Russian MPs by offering — gasp — rainbow-colored kits (uniforms) as an optional download. Show More Summary

Russian MPs Say FIFA 17 Is "Gay Propaganda"

Some members of Russia’s parliament have sent a letter to the state communications oversight agency, alleging FIFA 17's support of a recent LGBT-friendly initiative in England breaks Russia’s “gay propaganda law”. Read more...

UK Members of Parliament exempt themselves from spying law

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The UK lumpenproletariat will surely accept, nay, cheer, the fact that their betters are too well-bred to be expected to follow the same rules as the rabble. From The Independent Politicians have exempted themselves from Britain's new...Show More Summary

Ethiopian opposition leader from restive region arrested: ally

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - An Ethiopian opposition leader from a region hit by deadly anti-government protests in recent months has been arrested after he returned from meeting members of the European Parliament in Brussels, a political ally said on Thursday.

A Trump Clone in the Netherlands Might Successfully Pass a Burqa Ban

Members of the Dutch Parliament voted on Tuesday to ban burqas, niqabs, and other face coverings in schools, health care facilities, government buildings, and on public transportation. The House of Representatives passed the measure by a wide margin, with 132 of the 150 members voting in favor of the partial ban. Show More Summary

EU clamps down on MPs call for UK and EU expats rights

A request from pro-Brexit UK members of parliament to prioritise a fast deal on the rights to remain for UK and EU expats has been rejected by the EU. Just as media reports began suggesting May had finally faced up to the post-Brexit plight of UK expats in EU member states and EU expats in the UK, European Union authorities have clamped... Expats Blog -

Awards for Valour (Protection) Bill

Lucky sends us a link to BBC which reports that members of the UK’s parliament have introduced legislation that would make wearing military awards you didn’t earn punishable by a £5,000 ($6238.57) fine or prison; “People who have served their country in genuinely dangerous environments, then someone comes along and pretends that they are their […]

Dutch Parliament Approves Public Burqa Ban Pushed By Far-Right Politician On Trial for Hate Speech

Members of Parliament in the Netherlands voted overwhelmingly today to pass a ban on face-coverings in some public places, including in schools, hospitals, and on public transportation. Though the ban ostensibly includes any face-covering, the transparent intent is to ban burqas and niqabs. The measure was heavily… Read more...

Judiciary and Parliament Clash Over MP’s Questions on Judiciary Chief’s Banking Activities

State Funds Deposited into the Bank Account of Sadegh Larijani At Issue After avoiding a summons for days, Member of Parliament Mahmoud Sadeghi appeared in the Culture and Media Court in Tehran on November 29 to respond to questions from assistant prosecutors about several complaints against him, after he publicly questioned the Judiciary Chief about […]

ECB CHIEF: Brexit will hurt the UK more than Europe

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, said the UK would "first and foremost" bear the economic costs of Brexit. Draghi, speaking to members of the European Parliament on Monday, said that while the British economy had...Show More Summary

The Ethical Argument for Free Trade - Daniel Hannan on Brexit: New At Reason

last weekNews : Reason

Daniel Hannan is one of Brexit's biggest champions. A Member of the European Parliament and a leading Euroskeptic, Hannan's advocacy of withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union has earned him international attention.Show More Summary

Kuwaiti opposition win big in anti-austerity vote

KUWAIT (Reuters) - Opposition candidates are estimated to have won around 20 seats out of 50 in Kuwaiti elections that saw most parliament members replaced, in a vote analysts said reflects anger at austerity measures to curb a budget deficit.

Missing Spiritual Leader’s Supporters Beaten by Plainclothes Intelligence Agents at Iran’s Parliament

Approximately 50 followers of imprisoned spiritual leader Mohammad Ali Taheri—who has been missing for more than a month—were beaten by plainclothes members of Iran’s intelligence forces and then arrested by the police in front of Parliament on November 21, 2016, according to eyewitnesses. Hundreds of Taheri’s followers had gathered in front of the Parliament building […]

Pots and Kettles

I laughed my head off at this report in The Herald in which an SNP member of the Scottish Parliament (Ben McPherson) of the Scottish Parliament criticises another for having a second job as a referee. Now I'm actually in favour of MSPs...Show More Summary

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