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EU states breaching rule of law could lose funds: Parliament

Strasbourg - European Union countries that undermine the bloc's democratic principles could lose EU funds, under a draft law backed by the European Parliament on Thursday.

Greek PM calls for TV debate on Macedonia deal

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday called for a televised debate on a planned name deal with Macedonia that has met with widespread opposition in the country.

Venezuela opposition strategy depends on military support

Caracas - Winning over the military is paramount if Venezuela's opposition-controlled parliament is to succeed in forcing President Nicolas Maduro from power, experts say.

Venezuelan court jails rogue agents over detained parliament president

Caracas - A dozen intelligence service agents were sent to prison by a Venezuelan court Wednesday over the brief detention of parliamentary president Juan Guaido, a judicial source said.

Greek PM wins confidence vote after Macedonia name row

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday survived a confidence vote after a row over a landmark name deal with Macedonia sunk his four-year coalition.

Greek PM to face confidence vote after Macedonia row

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras headed into a confidence vote Wednesday with his political future on the line after a row over a landmark name deal with Macedonia sunk his four-year coalition.

United in opposition: Vote truce among Brexit rabble-rousers

London - Noisy europhiles and Brexiteers battled beneath leaden skies on Tuesday to make their voices heard outside Britain's parliament, but were united in opposition to the government's deal to be voted on later.

Greek MPs open debate on Tsipras confidence vote

Atenas - Greece's parliament on Tuesday began a two-day debate on a confidence vote called by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras after his coalition collapsed in a row over a planned name change deal with Macedonia.

Armenia's Pashinyan appointed PM after 'velvet revolution'

Yerevan - Armenia's president appointed former protest leader Nikol Pashinyan as Prime Minister on Monday as the Caucasus country's parliament met for the first time since an election last month.

Caracas denies ordering assembly leader's detention

Caracas - The president of the opposition-controlled but sidelined National Assembly was detained by Venezuelan intelligence agents for around an hour Sunday, but President Nicolas Maduro's government denied any knowledge of the operation.

National Assembly president released in Venezuela after detention

Caracas - The president of the opposition-controlled but sidelined National Assembly was released less than an hour after being arrested by Venezuelan intelligence agents on Sunday, his wife said.

Opposition-controlled Venezuela legislature calls for protest to oust Maduro

Caracas - Venezuela's sidelined opposition-controlled legislature is calling for a mass protest against President Nicolas Maduro in a bid to oust the socialist leader in favor of "a transitional government.

Opposition-controlled Venezuela parliament calls for protest to oust Maduro

Caracas - Venezuela's sidelined opposition-controlled parliament called Friday for a mass protest against President Nicolas Maduro in a bid to oust the socialist leader in favor of "a transitional government.

Geek tactics deployed in parliament's Brexit battle

London - Technical legislative amendments, arcane pleas to the queen and a Twitter campaign to digitise a 19th-century rulebook -- some of the once obscure British parliamentary processes that have become vital tools in the battle for Brexit.

Israeli lawmakers advance bill to expel Palestinian attackers' kin

Jerusalem - Members of the Israeli parliament gave preliminary approval Wednesday to controversial legislation enabling the forced displacement within the West Bank of Palestinian attackers' family members.

Parliament speaker taking key role in Brexit turmoil

London - With British politics in turmoil over a contested Brexit deal, House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has come to the fore as MPs seek to challenge Prime Minister Theresa May -- and her government is getting increasingly irritated.

Armed police detain man outside British parliament

London - Armed police detained a man on the grounds of the British parliament on Tuesday, at almost exactly the same spot where an attack occurred last year, an AFP photographer saw.

Armenia votes in snap polls to cement reform drive

Yerevan - Armenians voted Sunday in parliamentary elections triggered years ahead of schedule by reformist leader Nikol Pashinyan, who is aiming to cement his political authority in the post-Soviet country.

Zuckerberg defends Facebook in new data breach controversy

London - Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg pushed back Wednesday against emails showing the social media giant offering Netflix and other popular apps preferential access to people's data even after it had tightened its privacy rules.

Facebook accused of giving access to users' data

London - A British parliamentary committee accused Facebook on Wednesday of giving companies such as Netflix preferential access to users' data even after it tightened its privacy rules in 2014-15.

EU court rejects Le Pen bid to halt expenses recovery

Apo - The top EU court on Wednesday rejected a bid by French far-right leader Marine Le Pen to halt the repayment of parliamentary expenses she used to pay a bodyguard.

Facebook was warned of alleged Russian meddling back in 2014

London - Facebook acknowledged on Tuesday that its engineers had flagged suspicious Russian activity as early as 2014 -- long before it became public -- but did not confirm evidence of a coordinated campaign.

Rape case thong triggers consent protests in Ireland

Dublin - Protests have flared across Ireland this week triggering a viral campaign online after a defence lawyer showed a 17-year-old girl's thong or G-string in court as alleged proof of her consent in a rape case.

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.
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