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Polish parliament adjourns vote on contested court reform

Varsovia - Polish lawmakers suspended their debate on a controversial reform to the Supreme Court until Wednesday, after the leader of the governing party unleashed a diatribe against the opposition.

Polish president suggests compromise over court reforms

Varsovia - Polish President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday made a surprise compromise bid over controversial court reforms, as thousands of protesters took to the streets.

Polish senate passes controversial new court reforms

Varsovia - Poland's senate on Saturday adopted two controversial judicial bills, which the opposition claims is yet another step by the conservative majority towards undermining the separation of powers.

Venezuela gov't backers attack opposition National Assembly lawmakers

Caracas - Venezuelan pro-government militants wielding clubs and pipes stormed into the opposition-held National Assembly Wednesday, attacking lawmakers and leaving seven hurt including three with blood streaming from their heads.

Juncker regrets calling MEPs 'ridiculous'

Brussels - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker "regretted his choice of words" in calling MEPs "ridiculous" in the European Parliament this week, a spokesman said Wednesday.

Venezuela govt backers attack lawmakers in congress

Caracas - Dozens of pro-government activists stormed into the grounds of Venezuela's National Assembly Wednesday and attacked lawmakers, leaving several hurt and bleeding.

Juncker slams 'ridiculous' EU parliament

Strasbourg - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker launched a blistering attack Tuesday on a nearly empty European Parliament, sparking bitter exchanges with the head of the EU's only directly elected institution.

DR Congo to probe ex-minister's suspected role in Kasai violence

Kinshasa - Parliament in the Democratic Republic of Congo has authorised the state prosecutor to probe alleged involvement by a former minister in violence rocking the Kasai region, a judicial source said Tuesday.

Polish lawmakers legalise medicinal marijuana

Varsovia - Poland's lower house of parliament, which is controlled by the conservatives, on Thursday voted to make medicinal marijuana legal under certain circumstances.

Man 'with knife' arrested outside UK parliament

London - London police on Friday arrested a man at the fence surrounding the British parliament on suspicion of carrying a knife, which comes nearly three months after an Islamist terror attack in the same area.

Man 'with knife' arrested outside UK parliament

London - London police on Friday arrested a man at the fence surrounding the British parliament on suspicion of carrying a knife, which comes nearly three months after an Islamist terror attack in the same area.

Man 'with knife' arrested outside UK parliament

London - London police on Friday arrested a man at the fence surrounding the British parliament on suspicion of carrying a knife, which comes nearly three months after an Islamist terror attack in the same area.

French right-winger on ropes as Macron newbies prepare for power

Paris - In the pre-Emmanuel Macron world of French politics, 44-year-old lawmaker Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet would only now be hitting her stride.But after Sunday's parliamentary election, the flamboyant right-winger could be looking for a new career.

Hungary passes tough anti-foreign NGO law

Budapest - Hungary's parliament approved Tuesday a crackdown on foreign-backed civil society groups despite an international outcry, in a move seen as targeting US billionaire George Soros.

Hungary passes tough anti-foreign NGO law

Budapest - Hungary's parliament approved Tuesday a crackdown on foreign-backed civil society groups despite an international outcry, in a move seen as targeting US billionaire George Soros.

Hungary passes tough anti-foreign NGO law

Budapest - Hungary's parliament approved Tuesday a crackdown on foreign-backed civil society groups despite an international outcry, in a move seen as targeting US billionaire George Soros.

French candidates aim to ride Macron wave to parliament

Paris - The leaflets make no mention of the candidates' party, just a splash of colour and pledges carefully calibrated to fit with those of the new centrist president.

Greek parliament approves new austerity measures 

Atenas - The Greek parliament late Thursday adopted a new round of austerity cuts which the government hopes will secure a pledge of debt relief and loan disbursements by EU-IMF creditors this month.The bill entails 4.9 billion euros ($5.

Golden Dawn MP ejected from Greek parliament after shoving match

Atenas - A leading member of Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party was thrown out of parliament on Monday after shoving a rival MP, prompting a showdown with other parties."You are contaminating parliament.

Golden Dawn MP ejected from Greek parliament after shoving match

Atenas - A leading member of Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party was thrown out of parliament on Monday after shoving a rival MP, prompting a showdown with other parties."You are contaminating parliament.

Golden Dawn MP ejected from Greek parliament after shoving match

Atenas - A leading member of Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party was thrown out of parliament on Monday after shoving a rival MP, prompting a showdown with other parties."You are contaminating parliament.

Macron unveils fresh faces for French parliamentary election

Paris - Incoming French president Emmanuel Macron's centrist party on Thursday unveiled 428 candidates for June's general election, half whom are new to politics in line with Macron's promise to rejuvenate parliament.

British police arrest knifeman near Houses of Parliament

London - Police swooped on a man armed with knives metres away from the Houses of Parliament in London on Thursday, arresting him on suspicion of preparing "acts of terrorism".

British PM, Corbyn trade blows in final pre-election clash

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn clashed over Brexit, the economy and security Wednesday in their final parliamentary exchange before June's general election.

Will France's next leader manage to form a government?

Paris - If far-right leader Marine Le Pen or independent centrist Emmanuel Macron become French president next month it will beg a question: Can either subsequently muster enough backing to form a government?

Greece to probe suspected health scandals

Atenas - Greece's parliament on Wednesday voted to open an investigation into alleged health scandals going back two decades, involving bribes and inflated prices for medical equipment and medicine.

Greece to probe suspected health scandals

Atenas - Greece's parliament on Wednesday voted to open an investigation into alleged health scandals going back two decades, involving bribes and inflated prices for medical equipment and medicine.

Greece to probe suspected health scandals

Atenas - Greece's parliament on Wednesday voted to open an investigation into alleged health scandals going back two decades, involving bribes and inflated prices for medical equipment and medicine.

Egypt parliament 'approves state of emergency'

Cairo - Egypt's parliament on Tuesday unanimously approved a three-month state of emergency declared by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi after deadly church bombings, state-run Nile News television reported.

Thousands honour policeman killed in London attack

London - Thousands of police officers attended the funeral in London on Monday of Keith Palmer, the policeman stabbed to death in a terror attack outside the British parliament last month.
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