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Facebook agrees to widen probe of Brexit vote fake news

London - British lawmakers probing possible Russian interference in the Brexit referendum revealed Wednesday that Facebook had agreed to broaden its own investigation into fake news around the vote, after the social media platform's initial efforts drew critici...

Pro-Maduro lawmaker shot dead in Venezuela

Caracas - A lawmaker with Venezuela's ruling Constituent Assembly was shot dead Wednesday by unidentified attackers, officials and local media said.

Israel law tightens hold on occupied Jerusalem sectors

Jerusalem - Israel's parliament on Tuesday gave final approval to legislation aimed at making it more difficult for the government to hand the Palestinians parts of Jerusalem under any future peace deal.

UK parliament at risk of Grenfell-style disaster: building chief

London - Britain's Houses of Parliament are in danger of suffering from a Grenfell Tower-style disaster unless urgent repairs are undertaken, the outgoing official responsible for the building has warned.

Ugandan MPs vote to scrap presidential age limit

Kanpala - Ugandan lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to remove presidential age limits, paving the way for President Yoweri Museveni to serve a sixth term in office.

Argentina pension protesters clash with police in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires - Protesters angry at proposed pension and welfare reforms attacked police close to Argentina's congress building in Buenos Aires on Monday, the second protest in a week to turn violent.

Violence breaks out at protest against Argentina pension reform

Buenos Aires - A trade union-organized march in Buenos Aires descended into violence Thursday, with thousands of protesters clashing with police as they demanded lawmakers reject a controversial pension reform plan.

Romania's lower house passes controversial judicial reforms

Bucharest - Romania's lower house of parliament on Wednesday passed two controversial reforms which the opposition says risk limiting judicial independence and weakening the fight against corruption.

EU Parliament backs opening next round of Brexit talks

Strasbourg - The European Parliament on Wednesday gave its backing to opening the next phase of Brexit talks, but said Britain must "fully and faithfully" turn last week's hard-fought divorce deal into a final exit treaty.

EU warns Britain against Brexit deal 'backtracking'

Strasbourg - The EU on Tuesday warned Britain against "backtracking" as it rounded on a top minister for suggesting that London could back out of its Brexit divorce promises if it does not get a trade deal.

Polish PM survives no-confidence vote but may still be replaced

Warsaw - The Polish parliament, which is controlled by the governing conservatives, on Thursday rejected a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, but reports swirl that she could still be replaced by the end of the day.

Russian MPs ban US media from parliament

Moscow - Russian lawmakers on Wednesday voted to ban US media labelled as "foreign agents" from accessing the lower house of parliament in response to the US Congress stripping state channel RT of its credentials.

Russian MPs to vote on banning US media from parliament

Moscow - Russian lawmakers will vote next week on measures banning all US media from the lower house of parliament, a deputy said Friday, in response to the US Congress stripping state channel RT of its credentials.

Czech mogul faces parliament amid tough government talks

Prague - Billionaire Andrej Babis sought support on Monday for his controversial bid to become Czech prime minister as parliament met for the first time after his populist ANO party won elections last month.

'Mutineers' hit back as tensions rise over Brexit bill

London - Lawmakers from British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative party reacted angrily Wednesday after a newspaper labelled them "mutineers" for challenging the government's Brexit legislation, saying they would only fight harder.

UK Govt wins first votes to amend key Brexit bill in Parliament

London - Britain's government survived the first parliamentary challenges to its Brexit bill on Tuesday evening, as MPs began voting on various amendments tabled on the landmark legislation.

Embattled PM embarks on parliamentary Brexit clash

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May begins a major parliamentary battle over Brexit on Tuesday, facing competing demands by MPs to change her strategy as tensions rise among her scandal-hit ministers.

Argentina's Macri bolstered by mid-term election

Buenos Aires - President Mauricio Macri's center-right coalition's victory in mid-term elections has paved the way for a tilt at a second term in Argentina's presidential elections in 2019, analysts said Monday.

Macri pledges to press on with Argentina reforms

Buenos Aires - Argentina's President Mauricio Macri pledged Monday to press ahead with an austerity drive in Latin America's third-largest economy, following a sweeping victory in mid-term elections.

Britain's Big Ben to bong again but not on time

London - Big Ben, the bell inside London's iconic clock tower which has been silent since August, will chime again on key upcoming dates but the timing might be a bit off kilter, Britain's parliament said on Wednesday.

Euro parliament chief says UK Brexit budget offer is 'peanuts'

London - European Parliament president Antonio Tajani has described Britain's financial offer on Brexit as "peanuts" ahead of a crunch European Union summit this week.

Unsettled by AfD, German parties squabble over seating plan

Berlin - Even before Germany's new parliament opens its first session, the unsettling force of the far-right AfD made itself felt -- with a dispute over the Bundestag seating plan.

Police block public access to Catalan parliament

Barcelona - Police on Tuesday blocked public access to a Barcelona park where Catalonia's parliament is located ahead of an address by the region's leader who may declare independence.

EU Parliament urges Brexit trade talks delay

Strasbourg - The European Parliament on Wednesday overwhelmingly backed a motion calling for trade talks with Britain to be delayed because Brexit negotiations have not made sufficient progress.

EU parliament to denounce lack of progress on Brexit talks

Strasbourg - The European Parliament is set to say on Tuesday that Brexit divorce talks have made insufficient progress, in a blow to British hopes of unlocking negotiations on a future trade deal this month.

Costs soar for renovating London's Big Ben

London - The cost of renovating the British parliament's clock tower, which houses Big Ben, has more than doubled to £61 million (69 million euros, $82 million), authorities said Friday.

EU leaders should postpone Brexit progress decision: MEPs

Brussels - EU leaders should postpone a decision due in October on whether Brexit talks have made sufficient progress to move on to trade negotiations, a draft resolution by the European Parliament said Thursday.

Zuma's ex-wife named MP ahead of key ANC leadership vote

Johanesburg - An ex-wife of South African President Jacob Zuma said Thursday that she was being re-appointed a lawmaker in parliament, in what is being seen as her latest step to secure the country's presidency in two years' time.

French MP-cum-entrepreneur invites paying guests to parliament

Paris - A French lawmaker has come under scrutiny for providing paid tours of parliament through her travel company, the chamber's speaker said Friday.Speaker Francois de Rugy said on Twitter that he had referred the case to the parliament's ethics watchdog.

French MP in Macron's party charged over violent clash

Paris - An MP in French President Emmanuel Macron's party was charged Saturday over a violent clash in Paris that left a rival Socialist official in hospital.
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