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Emotional final week for British MEPs

Apo - Some will walk away with bitter regret. Others will march off with their flag held high. But British MEPs of every stripe face an emotional final week in Brussels.

Russian MPS give quick first approval to Putin reforms

Moscow - Russian lawmakers on Thursday unanimously approved a sweeping constitutional reform bill put forward by President Vladimir Putin in its first reading, after less than two hours of debate.

Russian lawmakers to debate Putin's constitution reform

Moscow - Russia's State Duma on Thursday was set to discuss the constitutional amendment bill submitted by President Vladimir Putin, a reform plan unlikely to meet any serious criticism in parliament.

Venezuela's Guaido sees appeal waning even at home

La Guaira - For supporters in his home region, Juan Guaido embodied the hopes of a nation seeking to emerge from political and economic crisis, but a year after declaring himself interim leader, locals are still confronted by the "hopelessness" of life under Presi...

Greece elects first woman president

Athens - Greece's parliament on Wednesday elected the first woman president in the country's history, a senior judge with an expertise in environmental and constitutional law.

Iran MP offers $3 mn 'to anyone who kills Trump': report

Tehran - An Iranian lawmaker on Tuesday offered a $3-million reward to "anyone who kills" US President Donald Trump to avenge the assassination of a top general, semi-official news agency ISNA reported.

Russia ruling party backs Putin's PM pick after shock overhaul

Moscow - Russia's ruling party backed President Vladimir Putin's nomination of a little-known tax chief as the new prime minister on Thursday, after Putin's announcement of a constitutional shake-up fuelled speculation about his plans.

Wanted Catalan takes MEP seat, slams Spanish justice

Strasbourg - Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont joined the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Monday and denounced Spain, which has issued a warrant for his arrest, for continuing to detain a former ally.

Wanted Catalan takes MEP seat, slams Spanish justice

Strasbourg - Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont arrived at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Monday and denounced Spain, which has issued a warrant for his arrest, for continuing to detain a former ally.

Indian police battle anti-Modi protesters over disputed law

Kolkata - Indian police baton-charged protesters Sunday to stop them reaching Prime Minister Narendra Modi's car as nationwide protests against a bitterly disputed citizenship law entered a second month.

European Parliament strip jailed Catalan MEP of seat

Apo - The European Parliament declared Friday that jailed Catalan separatist Oriol Junqueras is no longer an MEP, stripping him of the immunity his supporters hoped would see him freed.

Re-elected Venezuela opposition leader Guaido calls for protests

Caracas - Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido called Tuesday for three days of protests against President Nicolas Maduro, hours after he was sworn in for another term as National Assembly speaker following a standoff with the armed forces.

Venezuela's Guaido gains access to parliament speaker's seat

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido took his place in the parliament speaker's seat on Tuesday after a stand-off with the armed forces who initially prevented him from entering Congress.

International monitors slam 'lack of real contest' in Uzbek polls

Tashkent - All five pro-government parties competing in Uzbekistan's first elections under President Shavkat Mirziyoyev took seats in the country's parliament, preliminary results showed Monday, with international monitors criticising the "lack of real contest.

AI knew early on it was Brexit that did it in the UK election

There was one Twitter feed that was correct in terms of predicting the U.K. election results. This drawn from a sophisticated artificial intelligence technology, which analyzed social media posts, in a different way.

Poland approves bill aimed at punishing judges

Warsaw - Defying Brussels, Poland's parliament on Friday passed a law punishing judges critical of controversial court reforms, a measure the governing conservatives say is necessary to avoid judicial chaos but that the opposition calls a threat to the rule of ...

Germany signs off on flagship climate plan

Berlin - The German parliament on Friday formally approved a sweeping package of climate policy reforms, in a relief to Chancellor Angela Merkel's government as it faces growing pressure to take environmental action.

EU court opens way for Catalan MEPs to take seats despite Spain row

Luxembourg - Catalan separatist leaders won a dramatic victory in Europe's top court on Thursday, with a ruling that even jailed MEPs enjoy parliamentary immunity.

EU court says Spain should have freed Catalan MEP to take office

Luxembourg - Spain should have released Catalan independence activist Oriol Junqueras from prison to allow him to become an MEP after May's elections, the European Court of Justice said Thursday.

Cameroon MPs pass devolution bill for troubled anglophone regions

Yaound - A bill granting special status to Cameroon's two crisis-hit anglophone regions was passed by lawmakers on Wednesday, national radio said, an attempt to ease two years of bloody violence.

Jailed Uighur's daughter receives EU rights prize

Strasbourg - The daughter of jailed Uighur intellectual Ilham Tohti received the EU's top rights prize on his behalf Wednesday, saying she did not even know if he was still alive.

Protest-hit Lebanon postpones talks to pick new PM

Beirut - Lebanon's president on Monday postponed consultations to select a new prime minister after weeks of largely peaceful street protests descended into violence, leaving dozens wounded in clashes with security forces.

Lebanese president postpones consultations to select new PM

Beirut - Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Monday postponed consultations to select a new prime minister, after violent clashes erupted over the weekend between protesters and security forces.

Smaller parties could hold keys to power at UK election

London - If British Prime Minister Boris Johnson fails to win an absolute majority in parliament on Thursday, smaller parties may find themselves holding the trump cards in negotiations to form an alliance.Here are the parties who could hold the keys to power.

Spain MPs sworn in with far-right Vox as third-largest party

Madrid - Spain's new parliament met for its opening session Tuesday, with the far-right Vox as the third-largest party following a divisive election that failed to resolve years of political deadlock.

Guaido rocked by corruption claim against allied MPs

Caracas - Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido distanced himself from allegations of corruption against his allies on Sunday, in the latest blow to his faltering efforts to oust President Nicolas Maduro from office.Venezuelan investigative website Armando.

Iran official points to more open elections

Tehran - A senior Iranian official has suggested in an interview with AFP that authorities may be more open than in the past in approving candidates for a looming parliamentary election."We don't consider ourselves immune from criticism.

Iran official points to more open elections

Tehran - A senior Iranian official has suggested in an interview with AFP that authorities may be more open than in the past in approving candidates for a looming parliamentary election."We don't consider ourselves immune from criticism.

European parliament declares 'climate emergency'

Strasbourg - The European Parliament voted on Thursday to declare a "climate and environment emergency" in a symbolic gesture just ahead of the latest UN global crisis summit.

Australian police open probe into 'Chinese spy' claims

Sydney - Australian police have opened an investigation into explosive claims by a self-styled Chinese spy who defected Down Under with an apparent trove of sensitive intelligence.
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