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It's not over yet: Brexit battle with MPs awaits

London - Securing a Brexit deal with the EU was tough, but even with the cabinet behind her, Prime Minister Theresa May faces a battle to secure the approval of rebellious MPs.

Sri Lanka parliament to meet in showdown between rival PMs

Colombo - Sri Lanka's parliament will meet under tight security Wednesday, after the top court ruled its dissolution illegal and opened the door to a vote on which of two rival prime ministers has the support to rule.

Merkel calls for a 'real, true' European army

Strasbourg - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday made a clear call for a future European army, in an apparent rebuke to US President Donald Trump who has called such proposals "very insulting".

Sri Lanka speaker defies president as MP tells of defection cash offer

Colombo - Sri Lanka's speaker Friday summoned parliament to meet next week in defiance of the president as a constitutional crisis darkened with an MP saying he was offered millions of dollars and a minister's post to defect to a rival camp.

Armenia to hold early parliamentary polls in December

Yerevan - Armenia will hold early parliamentary elections December 9 after reformist leader Nikol Pashinyan's political manoeuvring led lawmakers on Thursday to dissolve the assembly.

Armenia to hold early parliamentary polls in December

Yerevan - Armenia will hold early parliamentary polls in December after reformist leader Nikol Pashinyan's political manoeuvring led to the chamber's dissolution on Thursday.

Sri Lanka crisis: president's party u-turns on parliament suspension

Colombo - The Sri Lankan president's party on Thursday reignited a constitutional crisis over which of two rival prime ministers heads the government by insisting that parliament will remain suspended.

Sri Lanka president backtracks on parliament suspension

Colombo - Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Thursday lifted a suspension of parliament and called a meeting for Monday that could end an increasingly bitter power struggle between two rival prime ministers, officials said.

Kirchner's son in court over Argentine corruption scandal

Buenos Aires - The son of Argentine ex-president Cristina Kirchner appeared in court Tuesday to testify as a suspect in the "corruption notebooks" scandal in which his mother is accused of receiving tens of millions of dollars in bribes.

Bully culture 'thrives' in UK parliament: report

London - Bullying and sexual harassment are pervasive in Britain's House of Commons because of a "culture of deference" among loyal staff, a damning report said Monday.

Lax security faulted in deadly attack near UK parliament

London - An investigation into the first of a string of terror attacks to hit Britain in 2017 on Wednesday faulted lax security for one of the five deaths in the incident near the Houses of Parliament.

Thousands rally in Armenia as PM says will resign

Yerevan - Thousands of Armenians heeded a call by reformist Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to protest in the capital Yerevan on Tuesday as MPs approved a bill making it harder to disband parliament and hold snap elections.

Swedish centre-right wins speaker vote

Stockholm - Sweden's centre-right parties on Monday saw their candidate elected speaker of parliament on Monday, apparently thanks to the support of the far-right, after the country's September 9 legislative elections left neither bloc with a majority.

One year on, far right has transformed German politics

Berlin - A year after surging into parliament, lawmakers from the far-right AfD party have upended the normally staid world of German politics, with provocations and insults now the order of the day in the venerable Bundestag.

Zimbabwe parliament sworn in after ZANU-PF victory

Harare - Zimbabwe on Wednesday swore in new members of parliament after July elections, with the ruling ZANU-PF party commanding a majority of over two-thirds, enough to amend the constitution.

Kirchner recalled to court in corruption case: lawyer

Buenos Aires - Ex-president Cristina Kirchner has been called back to court for a second time in Argentina's largest corruption case following a search of her homes last week, her lawyer said Wednesday.

Argentina's Kirchner wants rights group to monitor case

Buenos Aires - Lawyers for Argentine ex-president Cristina Kirchner said Tuesday they will call in human rights observers to counter "violations" by prosecutors investigating her for corruption.

Argentine investigators search homes of ex-president Kirchner

Buenos Aires - Police accompanied by sniffer dogs searched the homes of Argentina's former president Cristina Kirchner on Thursday as the investigation intensified into the so-called "notebooks" corruption scandal that has rocked the country.

Argentine police search homes of ex-president Kirchner

Buenos Aires - Bomb disposal experts, police dogs and firefighters were on hand as Argentine police investigating the so-called notebooks corruption case began searching the homes of former president Cristina Kirchner on Thursday.

Terror suspect in court over UK parliament 'attack'

London - A terror suspect accused of crashing his car into the security barriers surrounding Britain's Houses of Parliament appeared in court Monday charged with attempted murder.

UK parliament attack suspect charged with attempted murder

London - A man accused of crashing his car into the security barriers surrounding Britain's Houses of Parliament was charged Saturday with attempted murder, police said.

Man behind UK parliament attack accused of attempted murder

London - A British man accused of a terror attack after driving into a barrier protecting the Houses of Parliament faces investigation for attempted murder, police said Wednesday.

Curtain of concrete and steel protects London landmarks

London - London has adapted the landscape around its major landmarks to protect them from terror attacks, with Tuesday's suspected car assault on the Houses of Parliament ending at a crash barrier.

Three hurt in suspected terror attack outside UK parliament

London - A car swerved into passers-by then slammed into a barrier protecting Britain's Houses of Parliament in a suspected terror attack on Tuesday.

Nigerian intelligence head sacked after 'takeover' of parliament

Abuja - The Nigerian presidency on Wednesday fired the head of the intelligence service, a day after it said security services staged a brief "takeover" of parliament.

ZANU-PF wins most seats in Zimbabwe parliament: poll body

Harare - Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party won the most seats in parliament, official results showed Wednesday, as the count continued in the presidential race and the opposition MDC cried foul, alleging widespread fraud.

Man arrested in second July assault at Canada parliament

Ottawa - An Ottawa man was scheduled to make a brief court appearance Tuesday after allegedly assaulting a federal police officer in the second recent violent incident at Canada's parliament.

Turkey approves new 'anti-terror' law to replace emergency

Ankara - The Turkish parliament on Wednesday approved a new "anti-terror" law that strengthens the authorities' powers in detaining suspects and imposing public order after a two-year state of emergency ended last week, state news agency Anadolu reported.

Macron on Benallagate says he is 'in charge': lawmakers 

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron told lawmakers in his party Tuesday that he is "in charge" in the scandal surrounding a top security aide, Alexandre Benalla, filmed manhandling May Day protesters and that he considered the acts "a betrayal".

French interior minister says did not tell Macron of security aide incident

Paris - French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb told lawmakers on Monday that he did not inform Emmanuel Macron about a video showing one of the president's security aides striking a young man during a protest last May.
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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 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.
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