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Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that President Maithripala Sirisena’s order to dissolve Parliament and hold new elections was unconstitutional
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The Liberal government’s electoral reform bill, C-76, is now law, having received royal assent today in the final day of the parliamentary sitting before the Christmas break.
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“Trust me,” Prime Minister Theresa May told other European Union leaders on Thursday, saying that with their help, she could win the British Parliament’s backing ...
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A few thousand anti-government protesters in Hungary have confronted police outside Parliament, who used pepper spray and tear gas to force them to retreat
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A few thousand anti-government protesters confronted police Thursday night outside Hungary's Parliament, temporarily retreating when officers used pepper spray and tear gas to drive them back.
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BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A few thousand anti-government protesters confronted police Thursday night outside Hungary’s Parliament, temporarily retreating when officers used pepper spray and tear gas to drive them back. After marching through parts of downtown Budapest, some of the protesters returned to Kossuth Square and despite calls for the rally to remain peaceful, threw […]
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The Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy Bill will now be given to the President to be signed into law.
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The Senate sat for the last time in Centre Block for at least a decade Thursday — but its planned move to a temporary chamber not far from Parliament Hill has been delayed as engineers work to address sound problems with the new space.
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Tunisia's parliament rejected on Thursday a bill to raise the retirement age by two years to 62, in a severe blow to Prime Minister Youssef Chahed, whose government is under pressure from international lenders to cut state spending.
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Britain's weakened prime minister, Theresa May, appealed to fellow EU leaders on Thursday for concessions to help her win support in parliament next month for a deal that can smooth Britain's exit from the European Union.
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Britain's weakened prime minister, Theresa May, appealed to fellow EU leaders on Thursday for concessions to help her win support in parliament next month for a deal that can smooth Britain's exit from the European Union.
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It was with great sadness that I learned, last week, of the death of Tim Wainwright. Tim, who died at the age of 64, was a supremely talented video and photography artist. He developed pancreatic cancer in the summer and spent his final days at Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney, London. I first met him five years ago, when he and Dr John Wynne, a sound artist, combined their talents in creating a sound and video installation called ‘I am not the cancer’. Taking the title from one of the participants, who said "I have cancer, but I am not the cancer", the piece depicted exactly what it is like to live with secondary breast cancer. The artists created an atmosphere in which the women could relax into almost a meditative state to describe the impact of the diagnosis. Sitting far from your neighbour in the darkened room, watching the video portraits and listening to the disembodied voices, the isolation felt by the women was tangible. As each story ended, it required the view...
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Germany’s parliament has again rejected the far-right Alternative for Germany’s candidate for deputy speaker, prolonging a saga that has lasted over a year
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BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s parliament has again rejected the far-right Alternative for Germany’s candidate for deputy speaker, prolonging a saga that has lasted over a year. The parliament’s speaker, a job currently held by veteran conservative Wolfgang Schaeuble, usually has a deputy from each party in the chamber. Other parties agree that Alternative for Germany, […]
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BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Tensions soared in the Balkans a day before Kosovo's parliament is set to approve the formation of an army, with Serbia warning Thursday that the move would threaten peace in the war-scarred region.
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British Prime Minister Theresa May will put her Brexit deal to a vote in parliament as soon as possible in January, and definitely before Jan. 21, her spokeswoman told reporters on Thursday.
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Britain's weakened prime minister, Theresa May, said Thursday she did not expect to secure a quick breakthrough in Brexit talks that would give her fractured party the reassurances needed to get her deal through Parliament.
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Tensions soared in the Balkans a day before Kosovo's parliament is set to approve the formation of an army, with Serbia warning Thursday that the move would threaten peace in the war-scarred region.
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The EU’s lawmaking body has condemned Egyptian authorities for human rights abuses and is urging them to lift restrictions on free speech and assembly, halt mass trials and stop sentencing minors to death, and release political prisoners
 
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Hungary's parliament was thrown into scenes of turmoil following the vote on the new legislation, with opposition lawmakers sounding air horns and angrily confronting Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
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French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday it was up to British Prime Minister Theresa May to come up with a solution to get the Brexit deal through parliament, and that the agreement could not be renegotiated.
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Jeremy Corbyn is allegedly plotting a no-confidence motion in parliament on Theresa May’s government before Christmas, as reports emerge of talks taking place between the DUP and Labour to find “common ground.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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The Russian parliament on Thursday announced a rap song competition amid a crackdown on contemporary music that evoked Soviet-era censorship of the arts.
 
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Britain's weakened prime minister, Theresa May, said on Thursday she did not expect to secure a quick breakthrough in Brexit talks that would give her fractured party the reassurances needed to get her deal through parliament.
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Britain's weakened prime minister, Theresa May, said on Thursday she did not expect to secure a quick breakthrough in Brexit talks that would give her fractured party the reassurances needed to get her deal through parliament.
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Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that President Maithripala Sirisena’s order to dissolve Parliament and hold new elections was unconstitutional, a much-anticipated verdict that further embroils the Indian Ocean nation in political crisis
 
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European Union leaders are prepared to approach Prime Minister Theresa May in her attempts to find a Brexit deal that would command support in the British parliament, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Thursday.
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Sri Lanka's Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that President Maithripala Sirisena's order to dissolve Parliament and hold new elections was unconstitutional, a much-anticipated verdict that further embroils the Indian Ocean nation in political crisis.
 
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Britain's weakened prime minister, Theresa May, said on Thursday she did not expect to secure an immediate breakthrough in Brexit talks that would provide her fractured party with the kind of reassurances needed to get her deal through parliament.
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Britain's weakened prime minister, Theresa May, said on Thursday she did not expect to secure an immediate breakthrough in Brexit talks that would provide her fractured party with the kind of reassurances needed to get her deal through parliament.
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Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to dissolve parliament ahead of its term is unconstitutional, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday, a setback for the embattled leader in his dispute with an ousted prime minister.
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Sirisena dissolved parliament last month and called a general election for Jan. 5, days after sacking Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and naming opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa to the post. The ruling raises the possibility of Wickremesinghe being reinstated as prime minister since his coalition enjoys a majority in parliament. Sirisena has repeatedly said he will not appoint Wickremesinghe even if he has the backing of all 225 members of parliament.
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British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday she did not expect an immediate breakthrough in talks with the European Union to get the kind of reassurances she believes are necessary to get her Brexit deal through parliament.
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The Russian parliament has announced a rap song competition amid a crackdown on contemporary music that evoked Soviet-era censorship of the arts
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MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian parliament on Thursday announced a rap song competition amid a crackdown on contemporary music that evoked Soviet-era censorship of the arts. A dozen rappers have had their shows cancelled recently after warnings from officials who claim that their music promotes the wrong values. At least three musicians have been detained. […]
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BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s president has warned that the planned forming of a Kosovo army will significantly worsen tensions in the region. Kosovo’s parliament is expected to approve on Friday legislation turning an existing 4,000-strong security force into an expanded, lightly armed army. After his talks with the head the U.N. mission in Kosovo […]
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In landmark ruling, Supreme Court says President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to dissolve parliament is illegal.
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Sri Lanka's Supreme Court on Thursday ruled President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to dissolve parliament ahead of its term as illegal, in a setback for the embattled leader in his face off with an elected premier.
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The Supreme Court says the president's actions were unconstitutional, deepening the island's political crisis.
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Scotland's devolved parliament partially overstepped its constitutional reach when it passed a Brexit bill designed to ensure it kept all its powers after Britain leaves the European Union, the British Supreme Court ruled on Thursday.
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Scotland's devolved parliament partially overstepped its constitutional reach when it passed a Brexit bill that was designed to ensure it kept all its powers after Britain leaves the European Union, the British Supreme Court ruled on Thursday.
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Delhi is home to tens of thousands of mischievous macaques, and so far all efforts to move them on have failed
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The European Parliament has adopted a resolution on the report "On Implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement," which condemned the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline
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A weakened Theresa May was set to ask European leaders for help on Thursday after a mutiny by more than a third of her lawmakers failed to unseat her but left parliament heading for deadlock over Brexit.
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A weakened Theresa May was set to ask European leaders for help on Thursday after a mutiny by more than a third of her lawmakers failed to unseat her but left parliament heading for deadlock over Brexit.
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Though Prime Minister Theresa May remains in office, chaos and confusion are far from over. To avoid a “no-deal Brexit,” the weakened leader must still maneuver an unpopular exit agreement through Parliament before March.
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Marc Ostwald, strategist at ADM Investor Services discusses the U.K. leadership challenge and whether the PM Theresa May could push her Brexit draft deal through the UK parliament.
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Cambodia's Parliament passed legislation Thursday that could allow a five-year ban on political activity by some top opposition politicians to be lifted.
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Cambodia’s Parliament has passed legislation that could allow a five-year ban on political activity by top opposition politicians to be lifted
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PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s Parliament has passed legislation that could allow a five-year ban on political activity by top opposition politicians to be lifted. Thursday’s action was the latest in a low-key charm offensive to improve relations with Western nations that accuse Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government of suppressing human and democratic rights. […]
 
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Cambodia's parliament on Thursday amended the law to let banned politicians petition the government for a return to politics, which could see restraints lifted for more than 100 members of the main opposition party, dissolved last year.
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There's been a lot of money thrown around to determine the future of the Internet in the EU, but despite the frequent assertion that every opponent of the new Copyright Directive is a paid puppet for Google, the numbers tell a different story: according to the watchdog Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO), the entertainment industry are the biggest spenders by far, and they have obscured that fact by using dodgy accounting to make it look like Google is buying out the European Parliament. The fight over the European Copyright in the Single Digital Market Directive has been a long one, but it boiled over last spring, when control over the Directive passed into the hands of the German MEP Axel Voss, who reversed his predecessor's decision to drop one of the Directive's most controversial clauses (Article 11, the "link tax" that forced publishers to charge for licenses to include more than a word or two in links to their news stories) and jettisoned the compromise work on the other contr...
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A century ago, King George V said he believed that Canada's new Parliament building would "redound to the happiness and prosperity" of the nation. It hasn't quite lived up to his lofty hopes.
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British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a confidence vote by the Conservative Party on Wednesday, but a mutiny by more than a third of her lawmakers indicated parliament was heading toward deadlock over Brexit.
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British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a confidence vote by the Conservative Party on Wednesday, but a mutiny by more than a third of her lawmakers indicated parliament was heading toward deadlock over Brexit.
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Henry Newman of Open Europe says the chances of U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal getting through the British parliament are "a little bit undersold" at the moment.
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'She must now bring her dismal deal back to the House of Commons next week so parliament can take back control'
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There is a joke in Westminster these days that you can now assess the scale of the political crisis by counting the gazebos erected in front of parliament.
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Prime Minister Theresa May survived a vote of confidence in her leadership on Wednesday but more than a third of lawmakers voted against her, underscoring the challenge she faces in getting her Brexit divorce deal through parliament. Here is some reaction to her survival: Pro-Brexit Conservative lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg: "It is a terrible result for the prime minister. "The prime minister must realize that under all constitutional norms she ought to go and see the Queen urgently and resign.
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