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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.

Turkey ex-PM Yildirim elected parliament speaker

Ankara - Turkey's new parliament on Thursday elected as speaker former prime minister Binali Yildirim, a loyalist of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan whose post was abolished after elections last month.

Czech government wins confidence vote backed by Communists

Prague - The minority government of billionaire Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis won a parliamentary confidence vote Thursday, becoming the first administration since the 1989 collapse of communism to rely on backing from the Communist Party.

Czech minority government wins confidence vote

Prague - The minority government of billionaire Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis won a parliamentary confidence vote Thursday, becoming the first administration since the 1989 collapse of communism to rely on backing from the Communist Party.

France's Le Pen says party in mortal danger after funds seized

Paris - France's far-right National Rally leader Marine Le Pen said her cash-strapped party was in mortal danger Monday after judges seized two million euros in subsidies as part of an illicit funding inquiry.

France's Le Pen calls for support after party funds seized

Paris - France's far-right National Rally on Monday urged politicians of all stripes to denounce a seizure of the party's public subsidies by judges investigating illicit funding allegations, as it began an emergency fund-raising drive.

Turkey swears in new parliament with pro-Erdogan majority

Ankara - Lawmakers Saturday began taking their oaths in Turkey's new parliament, with the ruling party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan needing to rely on nationalist allies to ensure an overall majority.

MEPs cut EU parliament interpreting service to back strikers

Strasbourg - About a dozen MEPs interrupted the European Parliament's plenary session in Strasbourg on Tuesday in support of striking interpreters who were immediately ordered back to work.

Brexit bill becomes law, allowing UK to leave the EU

London - A bill enacting Britain's decision to leave the European Union has become law after months of debate, the House of Commons speaker announced Tuesday, to cheers from eurosceptic lawmakers.

Taiwan passes controversial bill cutting veterans' pensions

Taipei - Taiwan's military veterans will see their pensions cut as soon as next month after parliament passed a controversial bill that had sparked violent demonstrations.

France's Le Pen must repay 300,000 euros to European Parliament: court

Luxembourg - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen must repay nearly 300,000 euros to the European Parliament for funds paid incorrectly to an assistant, a top EU court ruled on Tuesday.

Argentina abortion debate goes into second day

Buenos Aires - Debate on a bill to legalize abortion in conservative Argentina dragged into a second day Thursday without a vote as thousands of pro- and anti-abortion supporters demonstrated outside the Congress.

French MPs adopt signature Macron rail reform

Paris - French lawmakers on Wednesday overwhelmingly backed a controversial reform of indebted state rail operator SNCF, handing President Emmanuel Macron a key victory in his battle with trade unions.
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