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Iran Parliament chants “Death to America”, votes to boost spending for, missiles, Guard

By a huge majority, members of Iran’s parliament voted Sunday to increase spending on the nation’s ballistic missile program and finance its paramilitary Revolutionary Guard. Members of Parliament chanted “Death to America” during the session, the Associated Press reported.The vote was viewed as a response to recently announced U.S. Show More Summary

French Parliament adopts political ethics law

The French Parliament adopted a law for the moralisation of politics by a large majority on Wednesday, with 412 members backing the bill while 74 voted against it.

Fairies and “Bad Luck” are Damaging a Road in Ireland, According to One Lawmaker

"The fairies did it" is a horrible explanation for anything.But it's especially disturbing when it comes from a member of the Irish Parliament.

French MPs set to vote law to prevent 'fake jobs'

The French parliament was expected Wednesday to fulfil a top campaign promise of President Emmanuel Macron, approving legislation to prevent MPs and ministers from hiring family members. The ethics law is aimed at restoring public trust...Show More Summary

Irish MP's Explanation for Road Problems: Fairies

An Irish member of parliament has an interesting hypothesis for damage to a road in the country. Danny Healy-Rae said during an interview with the Irish Times that a dip on one of the country's roads, which was repaired but then reappeared, could be blamed on "fairy forts." The Telegraph...

South African president Zuma survives no-confidence vote

There were cheers from ANC members of Parliament tonight after the South African President Jacob Zuma managed to survive a no-confidence vote – held, for the first time by secret ballot. But dozens of ANC MPs joined the opposition to vote against Zuma, who’s faced a series of corruption allegations and has presided over an…

Fairies are to blame for damaged road: Irish lawmaker

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An Irish lawmaker has blamed a damaged road on malicious activity by fairies. Danny Healy-Rae, an independent member of Ireland’s parliament, the Dáil, said that a mysterious dip in the N22 road in Kerry, in the southwest of the country, is related to the presence of fairy forts, the Irish Times...

Australian Marriage Equality Efforts Stall Once Again

Hopes for achieving marriage equality in Australia this week have again been dashed. ABC News reported that Members of Parliament (MPs) from the governing Liberal Party, which is conservative in its ideology, voted in an internal meeting...Show More Summary

Amid Death Threats, Jordan Shuts Down Country’s Only LGBT Magazine

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A member of parliament declared that homosexuals are not welcome in Jordan.

The richest MPs in Britain based on income

LONDON — The latest register of members of parliament's financial interests reveals that 10 of the 11 highest earning backbench MPs are Conservatives, and only two are women. All MPs earn a basic salary of £74,000 a year, with extraShow More Summary

An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India

Shashi Tharoor, former Under-Secretary-General at the United Nations, bestselling author, Indian politician and current member of the Indian parliament has written a powerful brief against the British in An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India (also published as Inglorious Empire). Show More Summary

Pakistani Court Says PM Nawaz Sharif Unfit To Remain In Office After Corruption Probe

"He is no more eligible to be an honest member of the parliament, and he ceases to be holding the office of prime minister."

James Townsend, Lord Mayor with a Secret?

James Townsend (1737-1787) was a London alderman from 1769 to his death, sheriff of London in 1769-70 and Lord Mayor in 1772-73. He was also a Member of Parliament for two stints, in 1767-74 and 1782-87. Unlike his father, who allied with George Grenville, Townsend became part of Lord Shelburne’s wing of the Whigs. Show More Summary

Russia’s response to new US sanctions must be ‘painful’: lawmaker

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Russia should prepare a “painful” response to new U.S. sanctions to be imposed on Moscow, Konstantin Kosachyov, a prominent member of the upper house of Russia’s parliament, said on his Facebook page on Wednesday. “Judging by the unanimous vote in the U.S. House of...

Russia moves to ban tools used to surf outlawed websites

Russia's parliament on Friday voted to outlaw web tools that allow internet users to sidestep official bans of certain websites, the nation's latest effort to tighten controls of online services. Members of the lower house, the Duma, passed the bill to prohibit the services from Russian territory if they were used to access blacklisted sites. Show More Summary

Activists Want Dutch Government to Legalize “Euthanasia Pill” to Kill Healthy People

On July 20, the Wall Street Journal published an article by Kees van der Straaij, who is a member of the Netherlands parliament. The following is the Wall Street Journal article – In the Netherlands, the doctor will kill you now. In 2002 the Netherlands became the first country to legalize euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide […]

Married Women in Iran Still Need “Permission” to Travel Abroad Under Amendment to Passport Law

Member of Parliament Parvaneh Salashouri (left) and human rights lawyer Farideh Gheirat (right). An amendment proposed by the Iranian Parliament’s Women’s Block to the country’s Passport Law does

Redemption

Today, I have a piece about Vian Dakhil, a Yazidi member of the Iraqi parliament. The Yazidis are an ancient and small community, menaced by majorities for centuries. Lately, ISIS terrorists have rounded on them, killing and enslaving them. Show More Summary

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