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UK top court aims to rule next week on Parliament shutdown

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was accused by one of the country’s former leaders of obstructing Parliament by shutting down the legislature for five weeks, as a landmark legal challenge …

UK govt insists suspension of Parliament was not illegal

The British government was back at the country’s Supreme Court on Wednesday, arguing that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament for five weeks just before the country is …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 6:17 p.m.

Johnson to suspend UK Parliament after latest Brexit defeat

The simmering showdown between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Britain’s Parliament over Brexit came to a head as lawmakers delivered three defeats to the government’s plans for leaving the European …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019, 6:38 p.m.

Major defeat for British PM as lawmakers seize Brexit agenda

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffers big defeat in Parliament as rebels seize control of Brexit agenda.

Brexit, domestic drama and Trump drive UK leadership race

The race to become Britain’s next leader has been dominated by Brexit, but disrupted by domestic drama and Donald Trump.

10 candidates running in Brexit-dominated UK leadership race

Leading lawmakers from Britain’s governing party battled over Brexit as the contest to become the next Conservative prime minister officially kicked off Monday with the declaration of 10 candidates for …

UPDATED: Mon., May 27, 2019, 12:50 p.m.

Ousted by parliament, Austria’s Kurz vows to win job back

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz was ousted by parliament in a no-confidence vote Monday, paving the way for a new election. The young leader, riding high in popular support, defiantly vowed …

UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 6:09 p.m.

Dutch, UK voters kick off 4-day European Parliament vote

Dutch and British voters on Thursday kicked off four days of elections across the European Union for the bloc’s Parliament, a vote that pits supporters of close European integration against …

UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 6:05 p.m.

Britain’s May hunkers down as premiership enters final stage

British Prime Minister Theresa May was hunkered down with close allies Thursday as she considered whether to give in to relentless pressure to resign, or fight on to save her …

UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 2:55 p.m.

Ukraine’s president calls new parliamentary election

Ukraine’s new president on Tuesday formally ordered Ukraine’s parliament to dissolve and called an early election for July, hoping to ride the wave of his electoral success to get his …

Ukraine’s new leader moves quickly to dissolve parliament

Emboldened by his stunning victory last month, Ukrainian TV star Volodymyr Zelenskiy moved swiftly Monday to dissolve the country’s parliament, moments after he was sworn in as the country’s new …

UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 11:35 a.m.

Notre Dame fire raises fears for UK’s crumbling Parliament

For some Britons who watched Notre Dame burn so fiercely in Paris, the horror was mixed with apprehension. What happened to the French landmark this week could easily befall the …

UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 7:22 p.m.

Australian Parliament to make platforms curb livestreaming

Australia’s Parliament passed legislation Thursday that could imprison social media executives if their platforms stream violent images such as the New Zealand mosque shootings.

Brexit: Parliament to decide between no deal and delay

Britain’s bumpy journey out of the European Union took a major turn Tuesday, as Prime Minister Theresa May handed the steering wheel to Parliament, giving lawmakers the power to slam …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 11:57 a.m.

Brex-split: 7 lawmakers quit Labour over EU, anti-Semitism

Seven British lawmakers have quit the main opposition Labour over its approach to Brexit and anti-Semitism, in the biggest shakeup in years to Britain’s main political parties

Brexit sparks showdown between UK Parliament and government

As Brexit enters its endgame, the big divide is not between the U.K. and the European Union, but between Britain’s government and its Parliament.

Palestinian president to dissolve parliament, Hamas irate

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas pledged on Saturday to implement a court ruling and dissolve the parliament controlled by his rival Hamas movement, triggering warnings of chaos from the Islamic militant …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 8:37 a.m.

Former Australian prime minister quits Parliament

Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull resigned from Parliament on Friday, triggering a by-election that could bring down the unpopular conservative government.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 3:34 p.m.

UK police treat Parliament crash as terrorism, man arrested

A car plowed into pedestrians and cyclists near the Houses of Parliament in London during the morning rush hour Tuesday, injuring three people in what police suspect is the latest …

Turkey’s parliament debates changes to electoral laws

Turkey’s parliament on Monday began debating a set of changes to the country’s electoral laws which critics say are unconstitutional, designed to help President Recep Tayyip Erdogan consolidate power and …

Fugitive Catalan chief seeks parliament protection for vote

Catalonia’s fugitive ex-president, Carles Puigdemont, asked the region’s parliament on Monday to guarantee his right to attend a session this week in which he hopes to be re-elected government leader, …

Fugitive ex-Catalan leader calls on talks with Spain

The former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont called Friday for talks with his adversary, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, following snap regional elections that gave pro-independence parties a parliamentary majority.

Albania opposition protesters in clashes outside parliament

Albanian police clashed with opposition supporters who tried to force their way into parliament Monday to disrupt a vote on the appointment of an interim prosecutor general.

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 3:39 p.m.

UK Parliament to have final say on Brexit deal

British lawmakers delivered a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plans Wednesday by giving Parliament the final say on any exit agreement the government reaches with the European Union.

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 4:53 p.m.

Catalan parliament to respond to Spain’s planned takeover

Catalonia’s regional parliament will hold a debate this week on Spain’s plan to take direct control of the northeastern region – a session many fear could become a cover for …

Minorities say they’re sidelined by Sri Lanka’s Parliament

As lawmakers in Sri Lanka celebrate the 70th anniversary of the country’s parliamentary democracy, one of the oldest in Asia, minorities including Tamils, Christians and Muslims remain on the fringes …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 9:49 p.m.

Japan Prime Minister Abe dissolves lower house, calls snap election

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved the lower house of parliament Thursday, paving the way for a snap election that is expected to be held Oct. 22.

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 10:57 a.m.

Turkey OKs military intervention, warns Iraqi Kurds on vote

The Turkish parliament convened Saturday for an extraordinary session to renew a mandate to allow the military to intervene in Iraq and Syria, as officials continued to press Iraqi Kurdish …

Australian PM: Tony Abbott was once too drunk for Parliament

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told Melbourne Radio 3AW on Friday that he was opposition leader in 2009 when then-Prime Minister Tony Abbott was incapable of voting against government legislation to …

Australian senator wore a burqa in Parliament – then called for ban on Muslim immigrants

Sen. Pauline Hanson, one of Australia’s most acerbic politicians, made yet another long speech about Islam.