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  • Turkish parliament expels more pro-Kurdish lawmakers in absentia

    07/28/2017 6:50:27 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    al-Monitor ^ | July 27, 2017 | Amberin Zaman
    Turkey’s parliament broke another chip off the country’s largest pro-Kurdish bloc today, stripping two of its lawmakers of their seats over absenteeism. The move against Turkey’s third-largest party marks a first in the chamber’s history. Tugba Hezer Ozturk and Faysal Sariyildiz of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) lost their seats for failing to attend any parliamentary sessions since October 2016. Hezer, from Van province on the Iranian border, and Sariyildiz, from Sirnak on the Iraqi border, face a panoply of charges surrounding their alleged ties to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). Both are believed to be in Europe. Ozturk lost her seat by a vote of...
  • UK parliament calls on government to take tougher stance on Turkey

    03/11/2017 9:04:30 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    KOM News ^ | 11 March 2017 | none stated
    A debate held in the British parliament on Thursday regarding human rights violations and the post-coup situation in Turkey has called on the UK government to take a tougher stance on Ankara. Secured by Labour deputy Joan Ryan, the 90-minute debate was the first discussion on Turkey in four and half years and was attended by almost 20 MPs. Opening the debate Ryan criticised Prime Minister Theresa May's recent Ankara visit and said she had signed an arms deal but remained silent on human rights violations. "Business deals can never replace human rights. The government does not have Turkey's human...
  • CNN Finds Humor in UK Parliament Insulting Trump to Downgrade State Visit

    02/21/2017 6:49:39 PM PST · by markomalley · 50 replies
    CNN via Newsbusters ^ | February 20, 2017 11:55 PM EST | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Debate raged in the United Kingdom’s Parliament Monday over whether or not President Donald Trump should be extended the warm welcome of a full state visit. As insults targeting Trump flew back and forth, CNN seemed to get a good laugh out it all. “Insults flying over Trump's invitation for a formal state visit to the UK,” hyped Erin Burnett during her show OutFront, “One Member of Parliament today likening it to quote, “pimping out the queen.’” All while the on-screen headline read “Can God Save the Queen…From Trump?” “President Trump doesn't just get people stirred up at home. Look...
  • Taliban attack Afghanistan parliament in Kabul

    06/22/2015 12:29:52 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6-22-2015 | BBC News
    The Taliban have carried out a co-ordinated attack on the Afghan parliament in the capital, Kabul, where heavy fighting is still going on. Attackers detonated a huge car bomb outside the building, before racing into parliament itself, reports say. Police are evacuating the premises, while trying to fight off the attackers.
  • Ukrainian MPs call for immediate troop withdrawal from country’s East

    05/20/2014 12:54:51 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 36 replies
    RT ^ | 5-20-2014 | RT
    Ukrainian troops deployed in the country’s east should immediately return to their bases, the country’s parliament said in a memorandum. The freshly-adopted document also urges constitutional reforms based on the decentralization of Kiev’s power. With 226 votes required to pass the law, the Ukrainian parliament finally adopted the so-called ‘Memorandum of Peace and Consent’, 252 MPs voting in favor. In particular, the document calls "to restore law, order and public safety in the state by stopping bloodshed and bringing to justice those responsible for the killings of civilians during mass protests; to stop the anti-terrorist operation in Ukraine’s southeast and...
  • Ukrainian nationalists threaten to storm parliament after's leader killing

    03/27/2014 2:09:30 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 48 replies
    RT ^ | 3-27-2014 | RT
    Over 1,500 nationalists from the Right Sector have circled Ukrainian parliament in Kiev threatening to storm it on Thursday. They demanded the resignation of the interior minister after their leader Muzychko was killed in a police operation. Up to 2,000 members of the Right Sector, which recently was revamped into a political party, flooded the square in front of Verkhovna Rada in the Ukrainian capital on Thursday night. The radicals, who brought car tires to burn with them, were banging on the Parliament’s doors, smashing the glass parts in them. Wearing masks and brandishing bats, they were shouting "Avakov, get...
  • Austrian Parliment Member Unloads on Islamist Double Talk

    12/04/2010 8:05:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    verum serum ^ | 12/4/10 | John
    Nothing like hearing someone browbeaten in German to get the blood flowing:... I don’t know who this guy is. Maybe he’s part of some fringe party. I think what he says here is entirely defensible though. Islamists here in the US play the same game, demanding treatment their own home governments would never extend to any other religious minority.
  • Nadine Dorries: MPs 'at suicide risk over McCarthyite witchhunt'

    05/22/2009 12:31:47 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 10 replies · 684+ views
    Times of London ^ | 5/22/09 | Philippe Naughton
    The campaign to expose MPs' Commons expense claims has become so personal that it has started to resemble a McCarthy-style witchhunt, a Tory backbencher said today. ...
  • Teachers ‘beat and abuse’ muslim children in British koran classes

    12/10/2008 11:11:01 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 9 replies · 825+ views
    InfidelsAreCool ^ | 12/10/08 | Kal
    More evil and violence from the ‘religion’ of ‘piece’. No wonder muslim kids grow up so full of hate and venom, the very people charged with protecting them are beating them down in the name of allah. Gee what a shocker there… Muslim children are being beaten and abused regularly by teachers at some British madrassas - Islamic evening classes - an investigation by The Times has found. Students have been slapped, punched and had their ears twisted, according to an unpublished report by an imam based on interviews with victims in the north of England. One was “picked up...
  • How Democracies Perish British Edition (A conservative MP arrested criticizes the government)

    12/02/2008 7:05:07 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 6 replies · 684+ views ^ | 12/2/08 | Roger Kimball
    The horrific story of the latest adventure conducted by the religion of peace in Bombay riveted the public’s attention to such an extent that one of the most egregious violations of political freedom in a Western democracy has, at least on this side of the Atlantic, gone almost without comment. I mean the sudden arrest in London last week of of Damian Green, a conservative MP and Shadow Minister for Immigration, who was seized by anti-terrorist personnel from the Metropolitan police, held for questioning for 9 hours, and whose private papers and computer files in his home and office in...
  • Spanish premier's seat 'stolen'

    10/03/2006 11:47:26 AM PDT · by AKSurprise · 2 replies · 406+ views
    BBC News ^ | 10/03/06 | BBC News
    The Spanish authorities are investigating how protesters managed to get into parliament and video a mock theft of the prime minister's chair. Video posted on the internet shows hooded figures apparently breaking into parliament and carrying off the chair the premier sits on during debates. The group left a note for Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, urging him to "stand up" against world poverty. Officials said the chair had not been stolen, although it had been moved. A statement issued by the parliament said that a security guard had admitted letting the pranksters into the building, and was being disciplined. Shouts...
  • Orange Revolution loser back in favor in Ukraine

    01/17/2006 10:43:45 AM PST · by jb6 · 6 replies · 245+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2006 | Steven Lee Myers
    Orange Revolution loser back in favor in Ukraine By Steven Lee Myers The New York Times TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2006 KIEV A campaign ad broadcast repeatedly on television here shows a man basking in the adulation of flag-waving crowds reminiscent of the protests that overturned the fraudulent presidential election of 2004. But this is not Viktor Yushchenko, who rode those protests to the presidency, vowing to turn Ukraine into a free and prosperous democracy. He is the man Yushchenko defeated, Viktor Yanukovich, the chosen heir of a discredited and unpopular government who would have been president but for those huge...
  • Direct presidential rule to be introduced in Ukraine?

    01/11/2006 8:40:06 PM PST · by jb6 · 13 replies · 307+ views
    Regnum ^ | January 12, 2006
    Our Ukraine Bloc led by President Viktor Yushchenko proposed to introduce direct presidential rule in Ukraine by the end of the parliamentary elections. As a statement made by the bloc says, “under the threat of a national catastrophe we call to introduce direct presidential rule until the elections to the Supreme Rada are held, which are to be carried out fairly and transparently in accordance with the Ukrainian Constitution in March 2006.” Ukrainian Justice Ministry Sergey Golovaty has already reacted to the initiative: “The Constitution prohibits such a measure.” As the same time, Golovaty expressed his confidence that Yushchenko would...
  • Yanukovich ready to head the government, Yushchenko threatens to dissolve the parliament

    01/11/2006 8:38:13 PM PST · by jb6 · 9 replies · 350+ views
    REGNUM ^ | January 12, 2006
    Leader of the Ukrainian Regions’ Party Viktor Yanukovich declared on January 10, he was ready to head the government again. According to him, he could made the decision after a discussion with member of the Supreme Rada, reports NTV. As REGNUM earlier reported, the Ukrainian parliament dismissed the government led by Yuri Yekhanurov. He was ordered to continue fulfilling his duties until a new Cabinet of Ministers is formed. Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko plans to appeal the decision in the Constitutional Court. He either did not ruled out a possibility of dissolving the parliament because of “its unconstitutional decision.”
  • Twilight of Russia's "red" and "brown" parties

    11/01/2005 10:05:24 PM PST · by jb6 · 6 replies · 288+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 01/ 11/ 2005 | commentator Peter Lavelle
    MOSCOW. (RIA Novosti political commentator Peter Lavelle) - For some reason a subterranean belief persists among Russia-watchers and members of the media that the Russian electorate remains enamored with the political extremes of the old Communist left and the seemingly resurgent ultra-nationalist right. A closer look proves the opposite. The majority of voters have supported the Kremlin’s middle-of-the-road “party of power” and is set to do so for some time to come. The Communist Party of the Russian Federation (KPRF) and the so-called ultra-nationalist Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) led by Vladimir Zhirinovsky have declined relative to other parties...
  • If parliamentary elections were held today, Party of regions would have taken the first place

    08/26/2005 3:07:57 PM PDT · by jb6 · 7 replies · 271+ views
    Forum Ukraine ^ | 26 August
    All-Ukrainian sociological service conducted Gallup poll devoted to forthcoming parliamentary elections. If parliamentary elections were held today 16.8% of respondents would have voted for Party of Regions. The second place was gained by Bloc of Yulia Timoshenko with 15% and the third – by Socialistic Party of Ukraine with 11%. According to data, "People’s Union 'Our Ukraine'" (NSNU) took the forth place and would have got only 7.6% of votes. General Director of the service, Nickolay Mikhalchenko, reported that NSNU’s rating made 20% in May and started to fall down after Roman Bezsmertny had been elected to be the party...
  • Terror laws talks reach consensus (Reid Backs Brits & US)

    07/18/2005 12:15:38 PM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 1 replies · 172+ views
    BBC News ^ | July 18, 2005 | BBC Staff
    The opposition want to discuss the legislation with Charles Clarke The three main political parties have agreed to reintroduce counter-terrorism legislation in the wake of the London bombings, Charles Clarke has said. The agreement came after talks between the home secretary, Tory David Davis and Liberal Democrat Mark Oaten. The legislation covering offences of preparing, training for and inciting terror acts, will be reintroduced in the Commons and Lords from October. The toll from the attacks has risen to 56, including the four bombers. Mr Clarke said: "The central message from today is a determination by all of us to...
  • Litvin is aware of shadowing (speaker of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, watched by security services)

    05/17/2005 7:57:10 AM PDT · by jb6 · 1 replies · 111+ views
    The speaker of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Vladimir Litvin, reported that he has got data list of the persons shadowing him under the new power. Litvin announced that he had been shadowing under Kuchma, "the new leadership confirmed it." "And when the same was repeated in the present time, (the heads of the Security Service of Ukraine) started making me to present real facts. My answer was the following, 'You practically had confirmed the fact of shadowing in that time. The same persons remained on the same work places. So, what do you want from me?" "You should find out...
  • Litvin: Petrol deficit is a common problem of the power

    05/16/2005 5:47:36 PM PDT · by jb6 · 1 replies · 168+ views
    The chairman of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Vladimir Litvin is sure that the parliament should influence the situation, appeared on the oil product market. According to him petrol deficit is a common problem of the power: "All of us are responsible…People do not differentiate between the government and Verkhovna Rada – it is the problem of the power." The chairman of VR reminded that today, during the Conciliatory council of leaders of factions and parliamentary groups, it was proposed to listen to information of the government concerning the petrol deficit tomorrow, on May 17. He expressed a hope that the...
  • Tony Blair's Close Call

    05/02/2005 7:02:23 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 49 replies · 1,258+ views
    US ^ | 5/9/05 | Thomas K. Grose
    Tony Blair's Close Call LONDON--Americans see British Prime Minister Tony Blair as a true-blue friend. He has worked closely with President Bush on the war on terrorism, and Britain was the only major U.S. ally to fight in the Iraq war. But American gratitude isn't exactly a vote getter for the beleaguered Blair. The war and Blair's Bush connection--both hugely unpopular here--are putting his Labor Party at risk in this week's election. Blair is expected to win. But polls are jumping around so much that two other scenarios are conceivable. The first is a "hung Parliament," which would force Labor...