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UK parliament speaker vows to thwart PM over Brexit law

London - Britain's parliamentary speaker has warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson not to disobey the law by refusing to ask for a Brexit delay and vowed to thwart any attempt to circumvent legislation.

Brexit court ruling prompts calls to reverse parliament suspension

Edinburgh - British premier Boris Johnson faced calls Thursday to reverse his suspension of parliament after a Scottish court ruled it illegal, as government documents warned a no-deal Brexit could lead to civil unrest and shortages of food and medicines.

Georgian MPs approve controversial new prime minister

Tbili - Georgia's parliament on Sunday confirmed an ex-interior minister accused of cracking down on protesters as the country's new prime minister, fuelling political tensions in the ex-Soviet nation.

Slovak parliament expels MP for hate speech

Bratislava - Slovakia's parliament said on Tuesday it had expelled a far-right lawmaker found guilty of hate speech by the Supreme Court, in the first case of its kind in the EU country.

Ukraine's new PM: upbeat young lawyer in president's shadow

Kiev - Only 35 years old with just three months of experience in government, Oleksiy Goncharuk has become Ukraine's youngest ever prime minister amid a stalling economy and war in the east.

Ukraine president picks young lawyer as prime minister

Kiev - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday picked untested 35-year-old lawyer Oleksiy Goncharuk as his prime minister, as a new parliament met for the first time.

Romanian president says govt must seek confidence of MPs

Bucharest - Romania's president said Wednesday that the Social Democrat (PSD) minority government must seek the confidence of MPs, a move which could bring it down.

Court bids launched to stop Johnson suspending UK parliament

London - Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension of parliament weeks before Britain's EU departure date faced legal challenges on Thursday following a furious outcry from pro-Europeans and MPs opposed to a no-deal Brexit.

UK PM to suspend parliament until Oct 14

London - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Wednesday that the suspension of parliament would be extended until October 14 -- just two weeks before the UK is set to leave the EU -- enraging anti-Brexit MPs.

Venezuela threatens early elections to pressure opposition

Caracas - Threatening to bring forward parliamentary elections is the latest card played by Venezuela's regime to put pressure on the US-backed opposition at the negotiating table, analysts say.

Polish parliament elects new speaker after expenses scandal

Warsaw - Poland's parliament on Friday elected interior minister Elzbieta Witek as speaker, replacing Marek Kuchcinski who was forced to quit over an expenses scandal involving use of government aircraft for personal travel.

Polish parliament elects new speaker after expenses scandal

Warsaw - Poland's parliament on Friday elected former interior minister Elzbieta Witek as its speaker, replacing Marek Kuchcinski, who was forced to quit over an expenses scandal involving his alleged use of government aircraft for personal travel.

Indian Muslim 'instant divorce' ban hailed but faces court challenge

New Delhi - The Indian government and women's groups hailed "historic" legislation Wednesday that criminalised "instant divorce" for Muslims, but an influential Islamic group said it would launch a legal challenge.

Italy PM faces Russia cash questions after Salvini refusal

Rome - Italian premier Giuseppe Conte on Wednesday tried to answer parliament's questions about an alleged bid by Matteo Salvini's League party to broker covert Russian funding after the far-right minister refused.

Swedish teen Thunberg slams 'hate and threats' as visit divides French parliament

Paris - Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg on Tuesday lashed out at the abuse she receives for speaking out over global warming, after a visit to France's parliament provoked a backlash from right-wing deputies.

Swedish teen climate activist's visit divides French parliament

Paris - Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg hit back at critics as she visited the French parliament on Tuesday following outraged comments from some right-wing MPs who have slammed her presence.

Philippines' Duterte urges lawmakers to restore death penalty

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte urged lawmakers on Monday to bring back the death penalty as part of his internationally-condemned crackdown on narcotics in which police have already killed thousands.

Man found guilty over car attack outside UK parliament

London - A London jury on Wednesday convicted a man of attempted murder after he tried to mow down cyclists, pedestrians and police with his car outside the British parliament last year, in an attack prosecutors said had a terrorist motive.

Maverick Greek economist Varoufakis in Paris airport row

Athens - Maverick Greek economist and former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis on Sunday accused French police of "violent" behaviour over a passport check at Paris' main airport.

Lithuania's new president sworn in, vowing to tackle inequality

Vilnius - Pro-EU centre-right economist Gitanas Nauseda was sworn in as Lithuania's new president on Friday, vowing to tackle inequality in the Baltic eurozone state.

France's lower house passes online hate speech law

Paris - French MPs on Tuesday passed a landmark law to fight online hate speech which will oblige social media networks to remove offending content in 24 hours and create a new button to enable users to flag abuse.

Putin opposes sanctions against Georgia

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday he was against imposing sanctions on Georgia after MPs backed economic measures in Russia's latest row with the neighbouring Caucasus country.

French MPs back giving online platforms 24 hours to remove hate speech

Paris - French MPs on Thursday backed a proposal to give online platforms just 24 hours to remove hate speech or face hefty fines, the latest initiative in Europe to tackle online racism, anti-Semitism, sexism and homophobia.

New EU chief seeks 'smart advice' on first trip to Brussels

Apo - EU president-elect Ursula von der Leyen on Thursday made her first trip to Brussels since being nominated as senior officials sought to shore up support for her appointment in the European Parliament.

New EU chief makes first trip to Brussels

Apo - The EU's new president-elect Ursula von der Leyen on Thursday made her first trip to Brussels since being nominated, as senior officials sought to shore up support for her appointment in the European Parliament.

Von der Leyen to present EU 'vision' within fortnight

Strasbourg - German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen, nominated to lead the European Commission, said Wednesday she would present her "vision" for the bloc's executive body within a fortnight.

David Sassoli, from TV news to European parliament head

Rome - Newly-elected European Parliament President David Sassoli is a former television journalist who turned to politics 10 years ago as a centre-left MEP.

MEPs hold crunch vote for European Parliament leader

Strasbourg - The European Parliament voted Wednesday to choose a new president and fill the final top EU job, a day after Brussels named two women to key posts for the first time.

European Parliament opens in shadow of unsolved Brexit

Strasbourg - The European Parliament opened a new session on Tuesday with newly elected British MEPs still in their ranks and three Catalan separatists blocked by Madrid from taking their seats.

One in, one out: A tale of two Brexit MEPs

Dublin - When the other new members of the European Parliament take their seats in Strasbourg on Tuesday, Barry Andrews will be sitting at home, unable to attend because of Brexit.
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