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Kuwaiti opposition leader jailed for two years

Mussallam al-Barrak, a former member of parliament, was sentenced on charges of insulting the Gulf state's ruler.

Russia Detains Ukrainian Parliament Member Over Odessa Fire

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow police have detained a member of Ukraine's parliament as he was taking part in a march mourning a slain Russian opposition figure. Ukraine's parliament has protested the detention. The federal Investigative Committee...Show More Summary

Parliament Watchdog Connects Ugandans to Women MPs Through Twitter

Parliament Watch Uganda organized the #MPsEngage Twitter chat with women members of parliament to discuss the topic 'Making Women Count in Legislative Processes'.

Germany approves the extension of Greece's bailout programme

The German parliament has voted in favour of an extension to the Greek bailout programme. The motion was approved by 542 votes. 32 MPs voted against it. German cancellor Angela Merkel had supported the extension, but many members ofShow More Summary

India’s parliament disrupted over Hindu leader’s remarks about Mother Teresa

4 days agoReligion : FaithWorld

India's upper house of parliament was briefly adjourned on Thursday after opposition members denounced comments by the leader of a Hindu group who said Roman Catholic missionary Mother Teresa had tried to convert people to Christian...

British Parliamentarian David Tredinnick Recommends Astrology To Fix Country’s Healthcare Problems

You know what you should do when you have a national problem involving a complexity of economics, politics, and healthcare?Look to the stars.A [British] Conservative Member of Parliament has claimed that astrology could have “a roleShow More Summary

Europe Should Resume Shipbuilding

In the EU journal Parliament, Portuguese Member of European Parliament João Ferreira has proposed a five-point plan to stimulate growth in the EU shipbuilding industry.

Check your horoscopes: British lawmaker says using astrology would help doctors

LONDON — It's not the most obvious solution for alleviating the strain on Britain's over-stretched healthcare system, but one member of parliament thinks using astrology could ease pressure on doctors. See also: Why women believe inShow More Summary

Kuwait Sentences Opposition Politician To Five Years For Asking Ruler Not To Rule Autocratically

Musallam al-Barrak, an outspoken former member of the Kuwaiti parliament, appears to have his answer. Al-Barrak appeal to Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah (right) in a 2012 speech not to impose “autocratic rule.” He was later arrested and has now been sentenced to five years in jail. Al-Barrak has been a critic of changes in election […]

Lawmaker Tells Colleagues Why He Left His Seat: His Tight Underwear

last weekNews : Mediaite

A member of the Canadian Parliament had a remarkably honest explanation for why he left his seat for a brief period of time: his underwear was too tight.

Lawmaker Blames Absence on Tight Underwear

A member of Canada's parliament got caught with his pants down yesterday. As the House of Commons voted on a procedural motion, Pat Martin voted, then dashed out of the chamber unexpectedly before returning a short while later. When a Conservative Party MP suggested he should forfeit his vote—MPs...

Turkish politicians brawl in parliament building over controversial bill

Turkish politicians apparently know how to pack a punch. Five members of parliament were injured after a brawl broke out in parliament in the early hours of Wednesday when opposition politicians tried to delay debating a controversial...Show More Summary

Ukrainian MP Pushes for Carbon Copy Of Russian Blogger Law, Meets Resistance

A member of the Ukrainian parliament suggested bloggers in Ukraine should be required to verify information in their posts and disclose their personal data to the authorities.

Another Ukrainian Lawmaker Fight Finally Spurs Parliament to Stop the Brawling

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

The Ukrainian Parliament has had the last straw when it comes to its lawmakers fighting, after a new video emerged of two of its esteemed members beating the crap out of each other.

British Revenue Chief Is Faulted on HSBC’s Efforts to Aid Tax Evasion

The head of Britain’s tax agency was questioned by Members of Parliament over details involving leaked documents that describe how HSBC’s Swiss private banking arm helped clients like politicians and rock stars hide billions of dollars before 2007.

Members of the European Parliament aren't allowed to use Microsoft's fancy new email app

It's a sad day for the European Parliament. The IT staff in Brussels have banned members of the European Parliament from using Microsoft's latest email app because of fears about its security, IT World reports. Microsoft just launched an Outlook app for iOS that includes lots of great features. Show More Summary

White Male Politician Complains Bitterly About 'Reverse Glass Ceiling'

A member of Great Britain's Parliament says he's not running for re-election in large part because, due to "political correctness," no one can suceed there except women and people of color. Retiring MP Ian Swales claimed in a recentShow More Summary

Members of Irish Parliament Call Severely Disabled Babies “Corpses” and “Abnormal”

The Pro Life Campaign is today criticising the language used by some politicians in the Oireachtas, when describing unborn babies with life-limiting conditions, during the debate on Deputy Clare Daly’s latest abortion bill on the issue. The Dáil will vote on the bill next Tuesday. It is reprehensible the way some members of the Oireachtas […]

Tunisia approves coalition government

Secular-Islamist coalition government of prime minister-elect Habib Essid receives support of 166 members of parliament.

Britain Votes in Favor of Creating 'Three-Parent' Babies From 2 Women and 1 Man, Despite Church of England Concerns

British members of parliament have voted in favor of a bill that paves the way for the creation of "three-parent" babies with the DNA from two women and one man, aimed at tackling genetic diseases. The approval comes despite concerns from the Church of England.

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