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EU parliament demands Zuckerberg answer questions in person

Strasbourg - The European Parliament on Wednesday demanded Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg appear in person to answer questions about the Cambridge Analytica scandal, rejecting his offer to send a more junior executive in his place.

France's Macron warns EU divisions like 'civil war'

Strasbourg - French President Emmanuel Macron warned on Tuesday that divisions between democracy and authoritarianism in Europe were becoming like a "civil war".

France's Macron warns Europe against 'authoritarianism'

Strasbourg - French President Emmanuel Macron warned Europe on Tuesday against the temptations of "authoritarianism" both around the world and inside the European Union itself.

France's Macron to push EU lawmakers on reforms

Strasbourg - French President Emmanuel Macron will on Tuesday address the European Parliament for the first time in a bid to shore up support for his ambitious plans for post-Brexit reforms of the EU.

Polish lawmakers amend controversial court reforms

Warsaw - Poland's parliament, dominated by the governing conservatives, on Thursday adopted amendments to controversial court reforms that had led the European Union to launch unprecedented legal action against Warsaw.

Graft verdict set to make or break Senegal's rising star

Dakar - A Senegalese court on Friday will deliver a verdict in a high-profile corruption trial that could make or break the presidential ambitions of the capital's popular mayor, Khalifa Sall.

Peru Congress to hold second vote on Kuczynski impeachment

- Peru's Congress will vote next week on whether to impeach President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski over alleged bribe-taking from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht, it said Thursday.

Peru Congress to hold second vote on Kuczynski impeachment

- Peru's Congress will vote next week on whether to impeach President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski over alleged bribe-taking from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht, it decided Thursday.

Macedonia adopts law to boost Albanian language status

Skopje - Macedonian parliament on Wednesday passed a law bolstering official use of the Albanian language in the Balkan country, despite protests from the rightwing opposition who argue the move will endanger national unity.

Time to turn Brexit speeches into treaties, Juncker tells May

Strasbourg - Britain must "translate speeches into treaties" and come up with a detailed plan for its post-Brexit ties with the EU, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Tuesday.

Time to turn Brexit speeches into treaties, Juncker tells May

Strasbourg - Britain must "translate speeches into treaties" and come up with a detailed plan for its post-Brexit ties with the EU, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Tuesday.

Russia foreign ministry spokeswoman accuses MP of sexual harassment

Moscow - Russia foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova became the latest woman to accuse senior lawmaker Leonid Slutsky of sexual harassment on Saturday.

MPs mock harassment claims as #MeToo falls flat in Russia

Moscow - Sofia Rusova was a young political journalist in a provincial Russian city when a lawmaker pursued her with sexual text messages, staked her out and even assaulted her near her apartment.

Far-right group should repay 427,000 euros to EU parliament: budget report

Apo - A group of far-right parties, dominated by France's National Front, should pay back hundreds of thousands of euros in expense payments by the European Parliament, according to a document seen by AFP Monday.

Iraq MPs call for timetable for foreign troop pullout

Baghdad - Iraq's parliament called for the government to draw up a timetable for the withdrawal of foreign troops from the country in a resolution passed on Thursday, the speaker's office said.

Greek MPs launch probe into Novartis scandal

Atenas - Greece's parliament on Thursday launched a probe into claims that nearly a dozen senior politicians received bribes from or helped promote Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis during their term in office.

Greek MPs to back probe into Novartis bribes

Atenas - Greece's parliament was early Thursday to approve a probe into whether nearly a dozen senior politicians received bribes from or helped promote Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis during their term in office.

Sarah Clarke becomes first female 'Black Rod' in UK parliament

London - Sarah Clarke, the former director of the Wimbledon tennis championships, on Tuesday became the first woman to hold the post of "Black Rod" in the British Parliament.

Relief, joy in S.African parliament after 'Zexit'

Cape Town - Chants of joy mingled with almost audible sighs of relief in South Africa's parliament on Thursday as the turbulent, scandal-stained era of President Jacob Zuma was consigned to history.

George Clinton to perform at The Paramount on Long Island

Huntington - On February 18, music icon George Clinton (of Parliament Funkadelic) will be performing at The Paramount in Huntington on Long Island.

Turkey should drop 'disproportionate' emergency powers: EU parliament

Strasbourg - The European parliament on Thursday called on Turkey to scrap the emergency powers which members said were being used to stifle "legitimate and peaceful opposition" and a free press.

EU lawmakers want review of summertime switch

Strasbourg - EU lawmakers called Thursday called for a possible end to daylight saving time in a move that could lead to European nations abandoning the need to change clocks every six months.

A fifth of UK parliament staff report sexual harassment

London - Around one in five people employed at the British parliament have experienced or witnessed sexual harassment at work during the past year, according to a survey in a parliamentary report out on Thursday.

Blow to Macron plans for pan-EU MEPs after Brexit

Strasbourg - The European Parliament on Wednesday rejected proposals backed by French President Emmanuel Macron for the introduction of some pan-EU lawmakers after Brexit.

Polish EU Parliament VP sacked over Nazi barb

Strasbourg - The European Parliament removed Polish lawmaker Ryszard Czarnecki as the assembly's vice president on Wednesday after he insulted a fellow Polish MEP by comparing her to a Nazi collaborator.

UK politicians bring parliament revamp a step closer

London - Major renovation of the Houses of Parliament came a step closer on Tuesday as Britain's upper chamber backed plans for politicians to move out of their historic home while the work is done.

British Lords gear up for Brexit bill battle

London - Britain's House of Lords begins scrutiny Tuesday of a key piece of Brexit legislation, as a leaked government report said Britain would be worse off whatever deal it strikes with the EU.

Lords gear up for Brexit bill battle

London - Britain's House of Lords begins scrutiny Tuesday of a key piece of Brexit legislation, threatening another headache for Prime Minister Theresa May as she battles criticism from her own party.

German far-right party clinches top budget post

Frankfurt Am Main - The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party secured the chair of the country's powerful budget committee Tuesday, after being repeatedly being shunned for top parliamentary jobs which were shared out among more established parties.

Shrink EU Parliament after Brexit, MEPs say

Brussels - The European Parliament should be cut in size after Britain leaves the bloc and some lawmakers should be elected on pan-EU tickets, senior members said on Tuesday.
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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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ECAWAR's "Stop Harper in 2015!" picket on January 26.
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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A man was spotted pacing around the roof of Parliament
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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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Volodymyr Litvyn shielded by umbrellas in the Ukraine parliament as eggs are hurled at him
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ECAWAR's "Defeat Harper in 2015!" picket on January 26.
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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Ottawa medical students protest refugee healthcare cuts outside Parliament Hill
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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 first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
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A man was arrested after spending the night on the roof of Parliament
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