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British top court hears more evidence on suspension of parliament

British top court hears more evidence on suspension of parliament

Britain's highest court heard arguments for a second day Wednesday on whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament was unlawful or not.

Johnson rejects calls to recall parliament, defends suspension

Johnson rejects calls to recall parliament, defends suspension

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday rejected lawmakers' calls to recall parliament, insisting that its suspension was not designed to facilitate his Brexit plan.

Ukraine president picks young lawyer as prime minister

Ukraine president picks young lawyer as prime minister

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday picked untested 35-year-old lawyer Oleksiy Goncharuk as his prime minister, as a new parliament met for the first time.

Britain's Labour vows to use parliament to thwart no-deal Brexit

Britain's Labour vows to use parliament to thwart no-deal Brexit

The opposition Labour Party said on Thursday it would trigger an emergency debate in parliament next week to try to stop Prime Minister Boris Johnson taking Britain out of the European Union without a withdrawal deal.

UK PM to suspend parliament until Oct 14

UK PM to suspend parliament until Oct 14

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will limit parliament's opportunity to derail his Brexit plans by announcing his new legislative agenda on Oct. 14 ...

Iraqi parliament sacks governor after deadly ferry sinking

Iraqi parliament sacks governor after deadly ferry sinking

The Iraqi parliament on Sunday voted to sack a provincial governor over alleged corruption and negligence, days after a ferry boat sank near the northern city of Mosul, killing more than 100 people.

Australia says 'state actor' hacked parties, parliament

Australia says 'state actor' hacked parties, parliament

Australia on Monday said a ‘sophisticated state actor’ had hacked the country's main political parties and parliament, just weeks before a closely fought election.

Japanese parliament approves a bill to reform the visa system for foreigners

Japanese parliament approves a bill to reform the visa system for foreigners

National Diet of Japan on Saturday passed a bill to reform the visa system to allow thousands of migrant workers to enter the country to tackle the country's labour shortage.

Sri Lankan parliament passes no-confidence motion against new govt

Sri Lankan parliament passes no-confidence motion against new govt

Sri Lanka's parliament Wednesday passed a no-confidence motion against controversial newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his cabinet of ministers amid chaotic scenes, officials said.

US and others denounce dissolution of Sri Lanka parliament as undemocratic

US and others denounce dissolution of Sri Lanka parliament as undemocratic

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to dissolve parliament, worsening an already major political crisis, has drawn criticism from Western powers, including the United States and Britain.

Sri Lanka parliament speaker heightens unrest warnings to president

Sri Lanka parliament speaker heightens unrest warnings to president

Sri Lanka's parliament speaker on Tuesday stepped up his warnings to the country's president that unrest could erupt unless lawmakers are allowed to choose between two rival prime ministers.

Bear spreads chaos in heart of Canadian capital

Bear spreads chaos in heart of Canadian capital

The black bear was first sighted by bypassers overnight near the city's Byward Market, a tourist spot that is also home to the US embassy.