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‘It’s an invasion!’: UKIP leader blasts Brussels’ migration policy in the European Parliament

UKIP leader Gerard Batten has accused the European Union of blackmailing member states into accepting migrants from “Islamic countries”, amid boos and jeers from fellow MEPs. “You used the emotional blackmail argument of talking about helping defenseless refugee families. And yet, the reality is that the vast majority of these migrants are young men from Islamic countries,” said Gerard Batten, ...

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Petition forces Danish parliament to debate minimum age for circumcisions

A petition calling for the introduction of an age restriction for circumcision is to be debated in the Danish parliament. If passed, the bill imposing limits on the procedure would be the first of its kind in the world. The proposal was forced onto the agenda after more than 50,000 people signed a citizens’ petition calling for a minimum age ...

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EU Parliament grills Zuckerberg – but Facebook CEO slips away without giving solid answers

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized to the EU Parliament for not doing more to protect Facebook users from evil-doers – but only offered vague answers to questions about the social media giant’s privacy and data policies. In his opening remarks before leaders of the European Parliament’s political parties, Zuckerberg said it was clear that Facebook needs to do more to ...

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EU parliament pushes for Zuckerberg hearing to be live-streamed

There’s confusion about whether a meeting between Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and the European Union’s parliament — which is due to take place next Tuesday — will go ahead as planned or not. The meeting was confirmed by the EU parliament’s president this week, and is the latest stop on Zuckerberg’s contrition tour, following the Cambridge Analytics data misuse story that blew ...

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Zuckerberg will meet with European parliament in private next week

Who says privacy is dead? Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to take European parliamentarians’ questions about how his platform impacts the privacy of hundreds of millions of European citizens — but only behind closed doors. Where no one except a handful of carefully chosen MEPs will bear witness to what’s said. The private meeting will take place on May 22 ...

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Head of Russian Audit Chamber bursts into tears when summing up her work before parliament

Tatyana Golikova, who has been offered the post of deputy PM in charge of social policies, has burst into tears during the parliamentary session which approved her resignation as the head of the Audit Chamber. “All our efforts were targeted at maximum saving of the state resources. If you take a close look at our reports you will see that ...

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Zuckerberg again snubs UK parliament over call to testify

Facebook has once again eschewed a direct request from the UK parliament for its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, to testify to a committee investigating online disinformation — without rustling up so much as a fig-leaf-sized excuse to explain why the founder of one of the world’s most used technology platforms can’t squeeze a video call into his busy schedule and spare ...

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Russian parliament approves Medvedev as prime minister

The Russian Lower House has approved Vladimir Putin’s longtime ally Dmitry Medvedev as cabinet chairman for a new term, despite opposition from leftist parliamentary caucuses. Of 433 lawmakers, present at the Tuesday session of the State Duma, 374 voted in favor of Medvedev’s candidacy and 56 voted against. There were no abstentions. Earlier, representatives of the Communist Party of the ...

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US in violation of nuke deal, only ‘language of force’ works with them – Iranian parliament speaker

Iran’s speaker of parliament said Washington has failed to uphold its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal, just hours before President Donald Trump is expected to announce whether the US will quit the accord on Tuesday. Read more Ali Larijani accused the US of falling short of its obligations as a signatory to the landmark agreement, noting that “it seems ...

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Putin puts Medvedev candidacy for PM before parliament

Published time: 7 May, 2018 11:43 Edited time: 7 May, 2018 12:33 After the swearing-in ceremony at the Kremlin, President Vladimir Putin formally nominated current chair of the Russian government, Dmitry Medvedev, to retain his post. The candidacy is to be confirmed by the Russian parliament. According to the Russian constitution, the government has to resign after the inauguration of ...

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