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South Korea bans ‘pro-North Korea’ political party

3 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

South Korea’s Constitutional Court ruled on Friday to disband a minority left-wing party accused of pro-North Korea activities that it said violated the basic principles of free democracy and stripped its five members of parliament of their seats. Eight of the court’s nine judges sided...

Thatcherism

The leaders of Thatcher-era Great Britain were really marked by high personal moral standards: London police say they believe a claim made by a man named only as “Nick,” who alleges he saw a Conservative member of Parliament kill a boy at a child sex party in the 1980s, The Guardian reports. Nick, whose real […]

Irish Member of Parliament Breaks Law to Purchase Abortion Pills

TD Ruth Coppinger, a Dublin West Deputy, has said she’s “helped” around two dozen women buy abortion pills online. Currently, the deadly pills are illegal in Ireland; however, Coppinger believes the negative medical reports about the pills are not concerning because she’s conducted her own research. Coppinger added that “any miscarriage there can be heavy […]

Victim: British MPs Murdered Young Boys

17 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

An anonymous man claims that he and other boys were sexually abused by members of Parliament and police during the Thatcher years—and that he watched them kill for sport.

Chaos in Kenyan parliament over new security bill

Kenya's parliament has been forced to adjourn after disruptive opposition members of parliament attacked government plans to push through a new security bill. Dramatic scenes unfolded Thursday as MPs shouted, danced and shredded copies of the bill, forcing National Assembly speaker Justin Muturi to call for a 30-minute adjournment. Show More Summary

Meet The 12 Most Embarrassing Members Of The European Parliament

Over the years, Strasbourg, France, has been home to some truly odd members of the European Parliament. There are a bunch of Holocaust deniers, a former Playboy cover girl, and a man who styles his beard like Ming the Merciless, for instance. Show More Summary

Labour MP Demands Flight Control Boss Lose His £272,000 Bonus Following Travel Chaos

A member of parliament has called for the chief executive of Britain’s National Air Traffic Service (NATS) to be stripped of his bonus after dozens of flights were cancelled and hundreds more delayed across the South of England on Friday and Saturday. Show More Summary

U.K. Lawmaker Apologizes For Playing 'Candy Crush Saga' At Hearing

last weekNews : The Two-Way

Nigel Mills said his actions "fell short of what is expected of a member of Parliament." But a colleague defended him, saying hearings were "boring" and he himself had had trouble staying awake.

UK court to review legality of web snooping law

last weekTechnology : GigaOM

Two British members of Parliament have won the right to have the contentious Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (DRIPA) – an expansion of the U.K. authorities' surveillance powers – reviewed…

Israel's Secular Elite Commits Treason with 'Palestine' Letter

Members of Israel's secular elite--including renowned authors and former diplomats--have signed a letter that encourages European parliaments to recognize a Palestinian state. The letter, which was reportedly sent to the Belgian parliament...Show More Summary

Somali MPs vote out prime minister

Members of parliament vote against Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, who had fallen out with the president.

Tory Leadership Slammed as Un-Conservative By Backbenchers For Supporting Foreign Aid Bill

Conservative Members of Parliament have been accused of attempting to filibuster a Bill set to go through Parliament next Thursday, which seeks to enshrine the commitment to spend 0.7 percent of GDP on aid. Outspoken Tory MP Philip Davies said the bill was not conservative. Show More Summary

Latvian Lawmaker Tweets 'Thank God' Nazis Shot Gays

Inga Priede, a member of Latvia's parliament and former Unity Party leader, thinks the Nazis had a great demographics-improvement program that included killing homosexuals. read more

Fight Breaks Out In Parliament When Ukraine Learns It Has Quietly Become The Newest US State

It appears not all the government members approve of the new foreign-born members of the Ukraine parliament... as this fight just broke out... And the result when other members discovered this... The fight occurred after the majority...Show More Summary

Conservative MP Mark Pritchard Has Been Arrested

Mark Pritchard, Conservative Member of Parliament for The Wrekin, was arrested on Tuesday following allegations of rape, Sky News reports. The arrest was announced in Parliament's Votes and Proceedings this morning: Pritchard voluntarily turned himself over to police, a statement from the Metropolitan Police obtained by SkyNews said. Show More Summary

Regulating the Internet: the debate continues

The ‘Net Neutrality’ debate continues with proposed European-wide measures not yet agreed between the European Commission, the Parliament and the Council of Ministers (Member States) as part of the Telecoms Single Market Regulation ‘Connected Continent’. Show More Summary

Jordanian lawmakers trade tirades, leaving female members fuming

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Jordan’s Parliament is no stranger to tumult, having hosted scenes of enraged members chucking ashtrays at each other and even pulling out guns during heated arguments.

Private Eye nail it with a joke piece about Nick Clegg, Sheffield & Ched Evans

The salient facts for anyone not familiar with British politics. Nick Clegg is the leader of the Liberal Democrats,  and he’s been the Deputy Prime Minister since 2010. Clegg is also the Member of Parliament for Sheffield Hallam. As for Ched Evans, he’s the former Sheffield United footballer who has recently been released from jail after being […]

Dutch Lawmaker: 'We Do Not Want Islam in the Netherlands'

A Dutch right-wing member of parliament called for a purge of mosques in the Netherlands during a debate on the integration of Muslim and Turkish minorities. “Dutch unity, identity and culture are being wrecked by immigration and incubation. Show More Summary

Russian lawmaker thinks the iPhone is stealing state secrets

A Russian lawmaker -- yes, the same Russia that was recently implicated in a malware scheme to infect the U.S. power grid -- is calling for a ban on iPhones and iPads amongst members of parliament. Dmitry Gorovtsov of the Fair Russia party recently t...

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