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European Legislator Urging the Breakup of Google Has Ties to a Law Firm

9 minutes agoTechnology : Bits

Andreas Schwab, a German member of the European Parliament, is “of counsel” at the law and lobbying firm CMS Hasche Sigle, which has represented some of the German publishing interests that have been eager to declaw Google.

"Britain Is In The Wrong Place," Daniel Hannan Blasts "The World Economy Has Left Europe Behind"

Authored by Daniel Hannan (Conservative Member of the European Parliament), originally posted at CapX blog, I love the idea that prosperity can be decreed by a G20 communiqué. World leaders in Brisbane have airily committed themselves to two per cent growth. Show More Summary

Scores killed in fresh 'Congo massacre'

About 100 people killed in the restive North Kivu region by Ugandan rebels, according to members of parliament.

Israel's Cabinet OKs Controversial Nationality Measure

yesterdayNews : The Two-Way

The bill, which must be approved by parliament, defines Israel as "the nation-state of the Jewish people." It has angered not only Israel's Arab citizens, but also members of the coalition government.

The Quiet German

2 days agoNews : News Desk

A summer afternoon at the Reichstag. Soft Berlin light filters down through the great glass dome, past tourists ascending the spiral ramp, and into the main hall of parliament. Half the members’ seats are empty. At the lectern, a short,...Show More Summary

Digital Privacy Is “The New Frontier Of Human Rights”

The impact of mass, digitally-enabled state surveillance upon individuals’ privacy has been described as “the new frontier of human rights” by Member of the European Parliament, Claude Moraes, who was giving an annual lecture on behalf of the Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy at the London School of Economics on Friday. Read More

'2,000 British Jihadis Fighting With ISIS', Says Muslim MP

There may be as many as 2,000 Brits currently fighting with ISIS, a Muslim Labour MP has claimed. His estimate, based on his experience as a Member of Parliament for the predominantly Muslim constituency of Birmingham Perry Barr, is roughly four times as high as the official estimate released by the authorities before the summer. Show More Summary

European Lawmakers’ Plan To Break Up Google

Members of the European Parliament, backed by German officials, are preparing a draft resolution calling for the breakup of Google.

Ukip’s Mark Reckless wins Rochester by-election

Mark Reckless has become Ukip’s second member of Parliament, winning the Rochester and Strood by-election by 2,920 votes — or 42 percent. It was a poorer result than the polls,… Continue reading The post Ukip’s Mark Reckless wins Rochester by-election appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Police fire tear gas in Nigeria parliament

Police lock out members who were meeting to discuss extending the state of emergency in states overrun by Boko Haram.

A Member of the European Parliament Dissents on Climate

Climate mitigation on the Kyoto model is probably unnecessary; certainly ineffectual; and ruinously expensive.

Tolerance - for Women and Girls in Afghanistan, not Silence

There was an assassination attempt in Kabul last week. Shukria Barakzai, Afghan feminist leader, member of parliament, and outspoken politician who was critical of Taliban was targeted for assassination this week. She survived. But 3 bystanders, including a young girl, did not. Show More Summary

Official: European members prefer to fondle Apple iPads

Only 7 of 50 parliamentarians plump for Samsung Galaxy S The European Parliament’s IT department is attempting to drag MEPs kicking and screaming into the digital age… by letting them play with the latest tablets.…

British parliament votes out pub ‘tie’

Members of Parliament have voted to allow British pub tenants to buy beer from any supplier they want, effectively ending the “beer tie” that has required landlords to buy beer from the companies that own their pubs. The MPs voted 284-269 against the government and for a clause in the Small Business Bill that allows […]

Brickbat: Solid Allies

last weekNews : Reason

The British government is returning around 350 Libyan army cadets it had brought to England for training after two of them were charged with raping a local man. The member of Parliament for the area where the raining was taking place...Show More Summary

Solid Allies

last weekNews : Reason

The British government is returning around 350 Libyan army cadets it had brought to England for training after two of them were charged with raping a local man. The member of Parliament for the area where he training was taking place...Show More Summary

Iranian Conservatives Want to Punish Dog Owners With 74 Lashes

Having a dog for a pet is already rare in Iran, but it may soon become illegal if certain Iranian politicians have their way. A law submitted in draft form and signed by 32 members of parliament states, in part: "Anyone who takes a pet...Show More Summary

In Pictures: Nigel Farage and UKIP Activists Protest Against European Arrest Warrant

UKIP members gathered outside Parliament today ready to lobby MPs over the vote tonight on the European Arrest Warrant. The vote is expected to be a huge embarrassment for the government as a large number of Tory backbenchers are set to rebel against the whips. Show More Summary

Historicist: Colonel Rankin’s Lancers

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Colonel Arthur Rankin is arrested at the Rossin House Hotel for inviting Canadians to the American Civil War. In October of 1861, Colonel Arthur Rankin, the sitting member of parliament for Essex, paid a visit to the city of Toronto, staying at the Rossin House Hotel at the corner of King and York. Show More Summary

Iran, Mindful of Islamic Doctrine, Contemplates Punishing Pet Lovers For Owning and Walking Their Dogs

Thirty-two members of the Iranian parliament are currently pushing a bill that proposes this:... walking dogs, trading them or keeping them at home will be punishable by 74 lashes or a fine of 1m to 10m Tomans [an equivalent of $320Show More Summary

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