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China approves plan to veto Hong Kong election candidates

Bejing - China's rubber-stamp parliament voted Thursday for sweeping changes to Hong Kong's electoral system -- including powers to veto candidates -- as Beijing moves to ensure that only "patriots" run the city following huge pro-democracy rallies.

China approves plan to veto Hong Kong election candidates

Bejing - China's rubber-stamp parliament voted Thursday for changes to Hong Kong's electoral system including powers to veto candidates, as Beijing moves to establish a "patriotic" government after huge pro-democracy rallies in the city.

Catalans divided as Spain hails EU lifting of MEPs' immunity

Barcelona - Spain's foreign minister on Tuesday hailed the European Parliament's decision to lift the immunity of three wanted Catalan MEPs, although reactions were divided on the streets of Catalonia.

EU Parliament strips Catalan separatists of immunity

Apo - The European Parliament on Tuesday lifted the immunity of former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and two allies wanted by Spain following Catalonia's independence attempt in 2017.

Thai PM faces no-confidence debate inside and outside parliament

Bangkok - Protestors outside Thailand's parliament held their own version of a no-confidence debate against Premier Prayut Chan-O-Cha Friday night, as inside, opposition MPs rained a torrent of criticism upon his administration.

Thai PM faces no-confidence vote amid renewed protests

Bangkok - Thai premier Prayut Chan-O-Cha faced a torrent of vitriol from opposition MPs Tuesday over his handling of a pandemic-bruised economy, amid a renewed push from a pro-democracy movement calling for his resignation and royal reforms.

New Zealand Maori MP defies tie rule, rejecting 'colonial noose'

Wellington - New Zealand's parliament backed down Wednesday after ejecting a Maori lawmaker because he refused to wear a tie, allowing him to speak without an accessory he labelled a "colonial noose".

Huge police deployment counters Indian farmers protests

New Delhi - Tens of thousands of police were deployed across India on Saturday in a bid to smother new protests by farmers fighting government agriculture reforms.

Ghana army moves to quell parliament clash ahead of swearing-in

Accra - Ghanaian soldiers intervened in parliament to quell a clash between opposing parties in chaotic scenes overnight ahead of the body's swearing-in on Thursday.

US imposes sanctions on Venezuela election firm

Washington - The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on a biometrics company that assisted voting in Venezuela's parliamentary elections, which President Donald Trump's administration says were rigged.Ex-Cle C.A.

India's Modi launches grand redevelopment of colonial central Delhi

New Delhi - Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for a huge new Indian parliament, the centrepiece of a grand but contentious redevelopment of New Delhi's colonial-era core.Critics say the 200 billion rupees ($2.

British MPs bombarded by with three million monthly email attacks Special

It has been revealed that UK MPs have been targeted by around 2.8 million email attacks per month so far in 2020, according to new data compiled by a government watchdog. These are mostly phishing emails.

Protesters in ex-Soviet Georgia demand snap polls

Tbili - Thousands of anti-government demonstrators rallied in the capital of ex-Soviet Georgia on Saturday demanding snap polls after the opposition said parliament elections two weeks ago were marred by fraud.

Hong Kong lawmaker resignations a 'challenge' to authority: China

Fpo - China warned Thursday the mass resignations of pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong were a "blatant challenge" to its authority over the city.

Hong Kong lawmaker resignations a 'challenge' to authority: China

Fpo - China warned Thursday the mass resignations of pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong were a "blatant challenge" to its authority over the city.

US warns of more China sanctions over Hong Kong moves

Washington - The United States on Wednesday warned of further sanctions against China, which it said "flagrantly violated" Hong Kong's autonomy after the ousting of four pro-democracy lawmakers.

Georgia opposition defies crackdown, stages new protests

Tbili - Fresh protests took place Monday in Tbilisi as thousands of people hit the streets a day after police cracked down on demonstrations against Georgia's recent general elections.

Police in ex-Soviet Georgia fire water cannons, tear gas at protesters

Tbili - Police in ex-Soviet Georgia on Sunday fired water cannons and tear gas on thousands of demonstrators who have vowed permanent protests until a snap vote is called as the opposition accused the ruling party of rigging tightly contested parliamentary ele...

Thousands rally in ex-Soviet Georgia demanding snap polls

Tbili - Thousands of opposition supporters rallied Sunday in ex-Soviet Georgia to demand a snap vote after the opposition accused the ruling party of rigging tightly contested parliamentary elections.

Peru's Congress to retry president for impeachment

- Peru's Congress on Monday voted to try again to impeach President Martin Vizcarra for alleged "moral incapacity" after he survived a first attempt weeks ago, setting a date of November 9 for him to defend himself.

Georgia ruling party claims election win, opposition cries foul

Tbili - Georgia was on the verge of a political crisis Sunday as opposition parties called mass protests, rejecting parliamentary poll results after the election commission announced the ruling party held a narrow lead.

Five things to know about Moldova

Chisinau - The ex-Soviet country of Moldova, which holds a presidential election on Sunday, is landlocked between EU member Romania, with which it shares a common language, and Ukraine.

Farmers push 'veggieburger' label ban in Europe

Apo - Angry European farmers are pushing for a ban on calling vegetarian products a "burger" or a "sausage" that they say mislead consumers into thinking certain products contain meat.

'Kid influencers' regulated under new French law

Paris - When kids become YouTube or Instagram sensations, should they be considered child workers? And who looks after their money? The French parliament has attempted to answer those questions with a new law passed on Tuesday.

Polish parliament passes animal rights law

Warsaw - Poland's parliament on Friday passed an animal rights law that had angered fur farmers and kosher meat producers and divided the country's right-wing governing alliance.

South Korean parliament closed over virus fears

Seoul - South Korea's parliament was shut down on Thursday and a group of lawmakers were in self-quarantine as the country recorded more than 400 new coronavirus infections.

Lebanon lawmakers back emergency powers assumed after deadly blast

Beirut - Lebanon's parliament on Thursday approved a two-week state of emergency imposed by the government after last week's deadly port explosion that gives it legal authority to suppress resurgent protests.

Lebanon lawmakers debate emergency imposed after blast

Beirut - Lebanon's parliament convened Thursday to approve a two-week state of emergency in Beirut declared by the government following a deadly explosion that has reignited angry street protests.

Election triumph gives Rajapaksa brothers a tighter grip on Sri Lanka

Colombo - Sri Lanka's ruling Rajapaksa brothers secured a two-thirds majority in a parliamentary election that allowed them to rewrite the constitution and increase their power, final results showed Friday.

Rajapaksa party on course for big Sri Lanka election win

Colombo - Sri Lanka's ruling party took a clear lead Thursday in early results from parliamentary elections in which the dominant Rajapaksa family hope to strengthen their grip on power.
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Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
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Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
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Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada had an altercation on the Parliament floor, he later apologized.
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ECAWAR s  Defeat Harper in 2015!  picket on January 26.
ECAWAR's "Defeat Harper in 2015!" picket on January 26.
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.

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