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Turkish MPs hurt in brawl over constitution reform

Ankara - At least two Turkish MPs were injured Thursday as brawls erupted in parliament between supporters and critics of a constitutional reform bill boosting the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reports said.

'Affable' Berlusconi ally takes EU parliament top job

Strasbourg - An affable and canny Italian politician, Antonio Tajani on Tuesday snagged the European Parliament's top job in a comeback of sorts for his mentor Silvio Berlusconi.

Italy's Tajani elected EU parliament head

Strasbourg - Italy's Antonio Tajani, an ally of scandal-hit former premier Silvio Berlusconi, was elected as the new European Parliament president Tuesday after a bitterly fought vote.

EU parliament in tense election for new president

Strasbourg - The European Parliament elects a new president on Tuesday in a vote that promises to be stormy after a coalition aimed at keeping eurosceptics out of power broke down.

Turkey takes key step to expanding Erdogan powers

Istanbul - Turkey was a key step closer on Monday to dramatically expanding the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after parliament approved, on first reading, a bill critics fear will lead to one-man rule.

Turkish MPs back new constitution bolstering Erdogan powers

Istanbul - The Turkish parliament on Sunday passed in a first reading a controversial bill bolstering the powers of the presidency under Recep Tayyip Erdogan that critics claim will lead to one-man rule.

Poland's president signs disputed 2017 budget

Varsovia - Poland's president on Friday signed into law the country's disputed 2017 budget, which was at the centre of an unprecedented parliamentary sit-in staged by opposition MPs who allege it was adopted illegally.

Polish opposition halts month-long parliament sit-in

Varsovia - Poland's liberal opposition on Thursday called an end to its unprecedented month-long occupation of parliament after the governing conservatives scrapped controversial planned media restrictions.

'No deal' as Polish opposition sticks to parliament protest

Varsovia - Poland's parliament was paralysed Wednesday as liberal opposition MPs refused to end an unprecedented protest against what they say are anti-democratic actions by the government.

Talks fail to resolve Polish political crisis

Varsovia - Poland's political parties said Tuesday they failed to reach agreement in talks on ending an unprecedented sit-in protest in parliament over a budget vote.

Conservatives vow to battle eurosceptics in European Parliament

Brussels - The centre-right European People's Party (EPP) on Tuesday vowed to battle a growing threat from eurosceptics as it pushed its bid to take over the leadership of the European Parliament.

Twin Taliban blasts near Afghan parliament kill 30, injure dozens

Kabul - Twin Taliban blasts struck near the Afghan parliament in Kabul Tuesday, killing at least 30 people and wounding 80 in a rush-hour attack that shattered a relative lull in violence in the capital.

Twin Taliban blasts near Afghan parliament kill 30, injure dozens

Kabul - Twin Taliban blasts struck near the Afghan parliament in Kabul Tuesday, killing at least 30 people and wounding 80 in a rush-hour attack that shattered a relative lull in violence in the capital.

Twin Taliban blasts near Afghan parliament kill 30, injure dozens

Kabul - Twin Taliban blasts struck near the Afghan parliament in Kabul Tuesday, killing at least 30 people and wounding 80 in a rush-hour attack that shattered a relative lull in violence in the capital.

German EU commissioner defends himself over controversial remarks

Brussels - EU Commissioner Guenther Oettinger defended himself on Monday over controversial remarks he made about women, homosexuals and Chinese people.

Italy's Five Star rejected by EU parliament liberals

Brussels - The liberal group in the European Parliament on Monday rejected a controversial application by Italy's biggest opposition party, the populist Five Star Movement, to join forces.

Turkey mails bombed parliament debris in New Year cards

Paris - It's a New Year's card with a message. Turkey has mailed thousands of diplomats and journalists a fragment of its bomb-damaged parliament, along with its wishes for a happy year of democracy.

Brexit negotiator Verhofstadt running for EU parliament head

Brussels - The European Parliament's chief Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt announced Friday his candidacy to lead the assembly, vowing to be a "bridge builder" during turbulent times.

Turkey parliament approves extending state of emergency by 3 months

Istanbul - Turkey's parliament on Tuesday approved a government-backed motion to extend by another three months the state of emergency imposed in the wake of the July 15 failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Greek vote on tax help for migrant islands pushed to Wednesday

Atenas - A Greek parliament vote on a special tax allowance for Aegean islands struggling to accommodate thousands of migrants has been pushed to Wednesday, the chamber said.

Conservatives name Italian as candidate to head EU Parliament

Strasbourg - The centre-right European People's Party (EPP) nominated Italian Antonio Tajani as its candidate for head of the European Parliament to succeed German Socialist Martin Schulz, who has said he will step down in January.

Fresh graft allegations hit Brazil Senate president

Bras - Fresh corruption allegations hit the president of Brazil's Senate on Monday, with prosecutors linking him to a mega-scandal over the state oil firm Petrobras.

Greece to approve new cuts for 2017 in parliament vote

Atenas - Greek lawmakers were to approve Saturday a new round of pay cuts and tax hikes for 2017 demanded by international creditors, with Athens hoping for an ECB stimulus next year.

Polish lawmakers approve change to freedom of assembly

Varsovia - Polish lawmakers on Friday voted to amend the freedom of assembly law to give preference to rallies organised by religious and state institutions over citizen initiatives, sparking human rights concerns at home and abroad.

Colombia Senate debates controversial peace deal

Estanzuela - Colombia's Senate on Tuesday began debating the government's controversial revised peace deal to end a half-century conflict with leftist FARC rebels.Last month voters surprisingly snubbed an earlier version of the accord in a referendum.

EU Parliament backs freeze of Turkish membership talks

Strasbourg - The European Parliament on Thursday voted to freeze membership talks with Turkey over its "disproportionate" post-coup crackdown, further escalating tensions with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

EU Parliament chief Schulz returns to German politicsĀ 

Brussels - Germany's Martin Schulz said Thursday he would step down as head of the European Parliament and return to national politics, where speculation grew he could emerge as a challenge to Angela Merkel.

EU MPs set to back Turkey membership bid freeze

Strasbourg - The European Parliament's main groups said Tuesday they will vote this week to freeze membership talks with Turkey over its crackdown after a coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

'Russians, Americans and Turks' trying to destroy Europe: top MEP

Strasbourg - A top European lawmaker warned Tuesday that a "ring of autocrats" was trying to wreck the EU, citing the presidents of Russia and Turkey and their future counterpart Donald Trump."It seems to me more and more we are surrounded by autocrats.

Turkey says open to changes on child sex conviction bill

Ankara - The Turkish government said on Monday it was open to changes proposed by the opposition to a controversial bill that could overturn the convictions of thousands of male sex offenders, after a huge public backlash.
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