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'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.

First order of business for new Kenyan MPs: more money

Nairobi - Kenya's freshly elected lawmakers have yet to take their seats, but some have already irked voters by asking for higher wages -- just weeks after a pay cut was introduced.

Eggs hurled in parliament as Maldives crisis drags on

Male - Lawmakers belonging to rival parties hurled eggs across the Maldives parliament Thursday in chaotic scenes described by a top US envoy as "disturbing" as a protracted political crisis in the honeymoon islands worsened.

Bell tolls for Big Ben as four-year silence begins

London - London landmark Big Ben fell silent for four years in front of a reverential crowd on Monday amid an outcry over the temporary loss of a cherished symbol of stability at a time of national uncertainty.

Chimes of the times: UK frets over Big Ben silence as Brexit looms

London - London landmark Big Ben will fall silent for four years from Monday as a political revolt rumbles on over renovations that will rob Britain of a cherished symbol at a time of national uncertainty.

Britain's Big Ben to fall silent for four years

London - Britain's much-loved Big Ben will fall silent for four years from next week as conservation work is carried out on the famous 19th century bell in a clock tower next to the Houses of Parliament.

S. Africa's Zuma survives vote to oust him

Cape Town - South African President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday survived a parliamentary vote of no confidence, with enough ANC lawmakers sticking by their leader despite divisions and fierce criticism of his rule.

South African MPs await ruling on Zuma vote

Cape Town - South Africa will learn Monday if a parliamentary vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma will be by secret ballot, a move that could encourage ANC lawmakers to oust him.

South African MPs await ruling on Zuma vote

Cape Town - South Africa will learn Monday if a parliamentary vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma will be by secret ballot, a move that could encourage ANC lawmakers to oust him.

ANC warns against dumping S.Africa president

Johanesburg - South Africa's ruling ANC party warned its legislators on Friday that voting for a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma next week would be a disaster for the country.

ANC warns against dumping S.Africa president

Johanesburg - South Africa's ruling ANC party warned its legislators on Friday that voting for a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma next week would be a disaster for the country.

Kosovo faces potential political crisis

Pristina - Kosovo faces potential political crisis after its new parliament failed to elect a speaker on Thursday, casting doubt on whether the coalition that won June's snap polls can muster a majority.

Senegal picks MPs after tense election campaign

Dakar - Senegal's voters are set to elect a new parliament Sunday following campaigning wrought with tensions between the rival coalitions of President Macky Sall, his predecessor and Dakar's detained mayor.

Turkey parliament strips two pro-Kurdish MPs of status

Ankara - The Turkish parliament on Thursday voted to strip two pro-Kurdish lawmakers of their status of MP on the grounds of "absenteeism", their party said.

Polish parliament adjourns vote on contested court reform

Varsovia - Polish lawmakers suspended their debate on a controversial reform to the Supreme Court until Wednesday, after the leader of the governing party unleashed a diatribe against the opposition.
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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 firs...
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