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Brexit showdown: Lawmakers bid to block Johnson leaving EU with no...

Boris Johnson's plans for a re-election will be stopped by British lawmakers over his no-deal Brexit plans.

UK lawmakers opposed to no-deal Brexit to bring forward legislation

Michael Gove refuses to guarantee that the government would abide by any such legislation.

Lawmaker wounded, official dead in Argentina shooting

The attack is believed to have been pre-meditated.

Some UK Labour lawmakers to quit party over Brexit

The Labour source said Monday's departures could trigger a second wave of resignations, underlining the frustration over Corbyn's approach.

New Muslim lawmakers’ criticism of Israel pressures US Democrats

Rashida Tlaib argues that BDS can draw a focus on 'issues like racism and the international human rights violations by Israel right now.'

British lawmakers say highest Saudi authorities may be responsible for activists’...

The conclusions of the panel indicate growing uneasiness among Western allies with alleged rights abuses under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Show Brussels what Brexit you want, UK PM May tells lawmakers

Brussels has repeatedly said it does not want to reopen the Withdrawal Agreement, which has been signed off by the other 27 EU leaders.

Trump to meet lawmakers at White House as shutdown enters 25th...

The partial shutdown is the longest in US history and its effects have begun to reverberate across the country.

British PM warns of catastrophe if lawmakers don’t back Brexit deal

May says lawmakers must not let down the people who voted for Brexit.

Umno sues lawmakers who defected from party

Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi says the party intends to claim back a large sum from the lawmakers under the Election Offences Act 1954 and all other laws.

Brexit lawmakers committee slams May’s deal in latest blow ahead of...

A summary of the committee's report listed over a dozen problems with the deal in its current form.

Merkel protege eyes female quota for lawmakers, takes aim at dual...

Among women, support for Merz dropped to around half the level achieved by Kramp-Karrenbauer.

Amazon to raise minimum wage to US$15 for US employees

Amazon said it would increase its minimum wage for all full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal employees.

Lap dancing goes from risque to risky in Israel

Though prostitution itself is legal in Israel, most related activities, such as soliciting, pimping and brothel-keeping, are criminal offences.

What happened to abolishing BTN, ask PKR reps

They want the Pakatan Harapan government to stick to its promise to abolish the body, not rebrand it.

Space experts worry US won’t make it to Mars by 2030s

The United States has vowed to send the first humans to Mars by the 2030s, but space experts and lawmakers on Wednesday expressed concern that poor planning and lack of funds will delay those plans.

US lawmakers slam Trump as ‘weak’ in Russia summit; some push...

Trump, speaking in Helsinki after his first summit with Putin, said he saw no reason to believe his own country's intelligence agencies over the Kremlin leader's assurances that Russia did not interfere in the US election.

Time to make Parliament paramount again

The ‘rubber stamp’ tag of Parliament can be erased if all MPs are allowed to freely scrutinise and debate policies and actions of the government, not just pass government bills.

EU lawmakers reject tough line on copyright reform

The proposed copyright revamp is based on a proposal by the European Commission to ensure that online platforms pay publishers, broadcasters and artists a fair share of revenue and bear liability for online infringement.

Romanian lawmaker panel partially decriminalises abuse of office

Abuse of office is no longer a crime if prosecutors cannot prove the public official in question had committed the deed for the official's own benefit or for the benefit of first- or second-degree relatives.

Huawei chairman hits out at U.S. politicians over university funding

The lawmakers said such programmes were a core part of "China's toolkit for foreign technology acquisition".

Huawei boss attacks ‘closed-minded’ American lawmakers

Huawei's current rotating chairman singled out Congressman Jim Banks and Senator Marco Rubio, saying they persuaded peers to write to the Education Secretary and call for an inquiry into whether Huawei steals American research through projects with dozens of universities.

British lawmakers set to vote on Heathrow Airport runway plan

The government is expected to win the vote, although the result could be close on the issue which has split lawmakers regardless of their party lines, with some opposed to the extra noise and air pollution it will bring to London.

EU worries UK ‘soap opera’ over Brexit has worse to come

While they say the failure of UK lawmakers to win influence over the final Brexit deal at least allows May to focus on the next stage of talks, they’re far from convinced that it will make the process run any more smoothly.