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Massive protest blocks Armenian parliament as new PM blames opposition of ‘counter-revolution’

Tens of thousands of protesters have blocked the parliament building in Armenia’s capital Yerevan on Tuesday night, after MPs voted for a law which Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has blasted as the start of a “counter-revolution.” Pashinyan, who was put in charge of the government this May as a result of large-scale demonstrations, has urged his supporters to again take ...

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French Catholics demand parliament investigate child sex abuse by priests

A group of French Catholics has urged the parliament to establish a special commission tasked with investigating reports of pedophilia within the Roman Catholic Church, which they say continues to ignore and cover the abuse. “We call for the creation of a parliamentary investigative commission to probe the crimes of pedophilia and their concealment within the Catholic Church,” says the ...

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Duma speaker warns fellow MPs against taking selfies in parliament after ‘bottlegate’

A Russian Lower House speaker has called upon assembly members to show a more serious approach to their work and suggested that some alleged recent mistakes in voting were made because someone was taking selfies. Vyacheslav Volodin told the parliamentarians on Thursday that, in his opinion, it was impossible to take selfies and official political decisions at the same time. ...

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EU Parliament greenlights move to trigger ‘nuclear option’ Article 7 against Hungary

The European Parliament has voted in favor of triggering Article 7 that would allow the EU implement punitive measures against Hungary. It’s claimed that Budapest has repeatedly flouted democratic rules. Hungary, led by the right-wing government of Viktor Orban, had been repeatedly slammed by Brussels for its treatment of migrants and minorities, and the purported abuse of the law and ...

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Petition to offer Assange asylum in New Zealand to be presented to parliament

A petition with thousands of signatures supporting Julian Assange’s political asylum will be presented to New Zealand’s parliament. Labour Party politician Greg O’Connor said while he personally does not support Assange obtaining asylum in NZ, he will present the petition to parliament after more than 2,000 people signed their names in support of the WikiLeaks founder, reports Newstalk ZB. The ...

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Ukraine’s controversial parliament speaker to be sued after calling Hitler ‘biggest democrat’

Ukraine’s parliament speaker may end up in court over a controversial remark about Adolf Hitler. An MP intends to sue him for saying the Nazi leader was “the biggest man to practice direct democracy.” Andrey Parubiy sparked a Nazi-related controversy on Tuesday when he appeared on a political talk show on ICTV. Discussing the national law on referenda, he said ...

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Spain moves towards legalizing euthanasia, as parliament agrees to debate bill

Spanish lawmakers took a major step towards legalizing euthanasia as the lower house of parliament agreed to consider a proposal on assisted suicide for terminally ill or severely disabled patients who choose it. Drafted by the ruling Socialist Party (PSOE), the bill was accepted for consideration by Spain’s lower house on Tuesday. PSOE spokesperson, Adriana Lastra expressed the party’s enthusiasm ...

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Islamic face veils banned in public buildings by Dutch parliament

The Upper House of the Dutch parliament has passed a law banning Islamic face veils and other face-covering garments in public places such as schools, hospitals and government buildings. Lawmakers cited security reasons when they introduced the legislation which outlaws all face-covering garb in public buildings but not on the street. Motorcycle helmets and ski-masks are included in the ban ...

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