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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.

Romanian injured in UK parliament terror attack dies

London - A Romanian woman who fell into the River Thames during last month's terror attack outside the British parliament has died in hospital, police said Friday, bringing the toll to five.

EU Parliament adopts tough Brexit 'red lines'

Strasbourg - The European Parliament on Wednesday overwhelmingly adopted tough "red lines" for negotiations over a Brexit deal, on which EU lawmakers will have the final say in two years' time.

Venezuela opposition targets judges over 'coup'

Caracas - Venezuelan opposition lawmakers launched efforts Wednesday to fire judges whom they accuse of mounting a judicial "coup" to keep socialist President Nicolas Maduro in power.

Paraguay opposition boycotts talks on re-election row

Asunci - Paraguay's main leftist opposition party boycotted talks launched by President Horacio Cartes on Wednesday aiming to settle a row over his bid for re-election which sparked deadly riots last week.

Flashpoint Gibraltar missing from MEPs' Brexit red lines

Strasbourg - The European Parliament omitted to mention the topic of Gibraltar in its red lines for Brexit negotiations on Wednesday, after heated debate on the British outcrop bordering Spain.

Flashpoint Gibraltar missing from MEPs' Brexit red lines

Strasbourg - The European Parliament omitted to mention the topic of Gibraltar in its red lines for Brexit negotiations on Wednesday, after heated debate on the British outcrop bordering Spain.

Flashpoint Gibraltar missing from MEPs' Brexit red lines

Strasbourg - The European Parliament omitted to mention the topic of Gibraltar in its red lines for Brexit negotiations on Wednesday, after heated debate on the British outcrop bordering Spain.

Iceland to make equal pay the law for men and women

Stockholm - Iceland's parliament on Tuesday presented a bill that would require public and private businesses to prove they offer equal pay to employees, in what would be the first such requirement in the world.

Euro MPs 'unanimously' condemn Eurogroup chief's no-show

Strasbourg - European Parliament lawmakers on Monday "unanimously condemned" the refusal by Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem to appear at a hearing on Greece this week.

Vigil at scene of London terror attack

London - Hundreds of people joined hands in a human chain in the heart of London on Wednesday to pay tribute to the four people killed in a terror attack a week ago.

'No evidence' of London attacker link to jihadist groups: police

London - British police said Monday they had found no link between the man behind last week's terror attack outside the British parliament and the Islamic State group, which had claimed him as one of its "soldiers".

'No evidence' of London attacker link to jihadist groups: police

London - British police said Monday they had found no link between the man behind last week's terror attack outside the British parliament and the Islamic State group, which had claimed him as one of its "soldiers".

'No evidence' of London attacker link to jihadist groups: police

London - British police said Monday they had found no link between the man behind last week's terror attack outside the British parliament and the Islamic State group, which had claimed him as one of its "soldiers".

New arrest over London attack as govt eyes WhatsApp

London - British police investigating a deadly attack on parliament made a new arrest Sunday as officials set their sights on accessing WhatsApp, the heavily-encrypted messaging service that was used by the killer.

UK targets WhatsApp encryption after London attack

London - The British government said Sunday that its security services must have access to encrypted messaging applications such as WhatsApp, revealing it was used by the killer behind the parliament attack.

Police stumped as all but one suspect freed in London attack

London - British police admitted Saturday they may never know the motive behind this week's terror attack on parliament, after releasing all but one of 11 people held over the assault.

Jihadist markers, but UK attacker's profile unremarkable: experts

London - Khalid Masood's criminal past is a common marker for recent jihadists, but the London attacker's age of 52 is unusual and there was little in his profile that could have given an early warning, experts said.
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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.
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
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