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Iran parliament holds special meeting on protests

Related Articles TEHRAN: Iranian lawmakers held a closed-door session on Sunday to discuss the deadly protests that hit the country last week, while more pro-regime rallies were held in several cities.“The security officials confirmed that most of those arrested have ...

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Russian Parliament ratifies naval base agreement with Syria

MOSCOW: The Russian Parliament voted on Thursday to extend Russia’s lease of a naval base in Syria for 49 years, following Vladimir Putin’s announcement of a partial pullout of Russian troops from the war-torn country.Russia’s air campaign in Syria, which ...

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Catalan separatists on track to regain control of parliament

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Pro-independence parties are on track to keep their absolute majority in Catalonia’s regional parliament, early results from elections on Thursday showed, potentially prolonging Spain’s worst political crisis in decades. The preliminary results, based on around 40 percent ...

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UK's May to pitch status quo Brexit transition to parliament

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May will pitch her plan for a Brexit transition period with unchanged access to European Union markets when she briefs MPs on Monday about her latest negotiating trip to Brussels. May secured an agreement ...

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Parliament Demands Greater Say Over ‘Brexit,’ Defying Theresa May

Advertisement LONDON — Britain’s Parliament voted narrowly on Wednesday to demand a decisive say over the country’s plans to withdraw from the European Union, dealing an unexpected defeat to Prime Minister Theresa May, who had asked for maximum leeway to ...

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The Polish Parliament Reshapes Courts, Drawing Criticism

WARSAW — Poland’s Parliament on Friday adopted widely condemned legislation to reshape the country’s courts, shrugging off criticism from the European Union and local opponents that the measures would threaten the rule of law and place judges more firmly under ...

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Australian parliament approves same-sex marriage

Same-sex marriage will become legal in Australia after a historic bill was passed in the House of Representatives. An overwhelming majority of MPs voted to change the Marriage Act, eight days after a similarly decisive result in the Senate. The ...

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Australia same-sex marriage: MP proposes in parliament

An Australian MP has proposed to his partner during a parliamentary debate on legalising same-sex marriage. Tim Wilson’s moving proposal to Ryan Bolger, who was sitting in the public gallery, was a reaffirmation. The pair have been engaged for nine ...

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