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Portugal PM Passos Coelho defeated by anti-austerity MPs

Anti-austerity lawmakers have ousted Portugal’s centre-right government by rejecting its policy proposals less than two weeks after it was sworn in

Anti-austerity lawmakers have ousted Portugal’s centre-right government by rejecting its policy proposals less than two weeks after it was sworn in

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Key vote could topple Portugal PM Coelho's minority government

Portugal’s prime minister has warned that leaving the path of reforms and meeting eurozone commitments would ruin the country. Pedro Passos Coelho

Portugal’s prime minister has warned that leaving the path of reforms and meeting eurozone commitments would ruin the country. Pedro Passos Coelho

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Fighting in Nepal's parliament over new constitution

Fighting broke out in Nepal’s parliament early Tuesday morning (January 20) as a deadline approaches to complete work on a new constitution

Fighting broke out in Nepal’s parliament early Tuesday morning (January 20) as a deadline approaches to complete work on a new constitution

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Burkina Faso parliament burned amid protests over power extension

Protesters in Burkina Faso have reportedly set light to the country’s parliament building and ransacked state television on Thursday (October 30)

Protesters in Burkina Faso have reportedly set light to the country’s parliament building and ransacked state television on Thursday (October 30)

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Brawl in Ukraine parliament as tensions rise in east

Turbulence in the east has triggered violence in Ukraine’s parliament which has passed a law envisaging long jail terms for acts against the

Turbulence in the east has triggered violence in Ukraine’s parliament which has passed a law envisaging long jail terms for acts against the

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Scuffles break out in Ukrainian parliament

Scuffles erupted in Ukraine’s parliament and communist deputies walked out during a debate about ongoing pro-Russian protests in the east of the

Scuffles erupted in Ukraine’s parliament and communist deputies walked out during a debate about ongoing pro-Russian protests in the east of the

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Ukraine parliament votes to return old constitution

Earlier on Friday Ukraine’s parliament overwhelmingly voted in favour of a return to the country’s 2004 constitution. While it means President

Earlier on Friday Ukraine’s parliament overwhelmingly voted in favour of a return to the country’s 2004 constitution. While it means President

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Fight in Ukrainian parliament over opposition demands

Scuffles erupted in Ukraine’s parliament as the opposition demanded a snap presidential election, a constitutional reform and freedom for jailed

Scuffles erupted in Ukraine’s parliament as the opposition demanded a snap presidential election, a constitutional reform and freedom for jailed

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Anger in Ukraine parliament as opposition constitution move blocked

Before Tuesday’s street violence in Kyiv there were stormy scenes inside Ukraine’s parliament. Staff refused to register an opposition resolution

Before Tuesday’s street violence in Kyiv there were stormy scenes inside Ukraine’s parliament. Staff refused to register an opposition resolution

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Turkey: Another parliamentary punch-up over judicial reforms

Tempers flared in the Turkish parliament for the second day running as the justice commission debated a draft bill that would give the government

Tempers flared in the Turkish parliament for the second day running as the justice commission debated a draft bill that would give the government

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Mayhem as MP fires AK-47 at colleague in Jordan's parliament

An MP has been arrested after trying to shoot another lawmaker during a row in Jordan’s parliament. Talal al-Sharif fired an AK-47 towards

An MP has been arrested after trying to shoot another lawmaker during a row in Jordan’s parliament. Talal al-Sharif fired an AK-47 towards

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Fight in Taiwan's parliament

About 50 Taiwanese lawmakers pushed and struggled during a parliamentary session on Tuesday. Ruling Kuomintang party lawmakers occupied the podium to

About 50 Taiwanese lawmakers pushed and struggled during a parliamentary session on Tuesday. Ruling Kuomintang party lawmakers occupied the podium to

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Italy: no new president, no new government

The so-called ‘pigs mess’ in Italy shows no sign of ending as parliament votes for a 5th time to elect a new president, a vote that is doomed to

The so-called ‘pigs mess’ in Italy shows no sign of ending as parliament votes for a 5th time to elect a new president, a vote that is doomed to

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Italy continues its quest for a new president

The Italian parliament will try again on Friday to elect a new president following Thursday’s spectacular crash by the candidate of the centre-left

The Italian parliament will try again on Friday to elect a new president following Thursday’s spectacular crash by the candidate of the centre-left

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Italian parliament fails to elect state president

Political stalemate continues in Italy; not only does the country not have a government since the deadlocked general election in February, but early

Political stalemate continues in Italy; not only does the country not have a government since the deadlocked general election in February, but early

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Ukraine's Klychko defiantly defends parliament protest

Opposition parties in Ukraine have blocked parliament in protest, paralysing the legislature since February 5. They accuse the ruling Party of

Opposition parties in Ukraine have blocked parliament in protest, paralysing the legislature since February 5. They accuse the ruling Party of

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First day of new Ukrainian parliament marred by violent scuffles

Deputies from Ukraine’s nationalist Svoboda (Freedom) party brought down part of the fence surrounding parliament on its first session on December

Deputies from Ukraine’s nationalist Svoboda (Freedom) party brought down part of the fence surrounding parliament on its first session on December

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Ukraine's new parliament opens with a brawl

The first session of Ukraine’s new parliament saw politicians from opposition and ruling parties fighting and climbing over each other to be able to

The first session of Ukraine’s new parliament saw politicians from opposition and ruling parties fighting and climbing over each other to be able to

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Early elections pit former against current Japan PM

Early elections have been called in Japan by the country’s sixth prime minister in six years. Yoshihiko Noda has been forced to dissolve

Early elections have been called in Japan by the country’s sixth prime minister in six years. Yoshihiko Noda has been forced to dissolve

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Egyptians return to Tahrir Square in protest

Tahrir Square in central Cairo was again humming with crowds late on Tuesday night. The crucible of Egypt’s Arab Spring was for several hours alive

Tahrir Square in central Cairo was again humming with crowds late on Tuesday night. The crucible of Egypt’s Arab Spring was for several hours alive

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Egypt's Morsi brings back parliament

Egypt’s new president has ordered parliament to reconvene in a move likely to put him at odds with the country’s powerful army. The Islamist-led

Egypt’s new president has ordered parliament to reconvene in a move likely to put him at odds with the country’s powerful army. The Islamist-led

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Ukraine: Parliament speaker to quit over language vote

The speaker of Ukraine’s parliament has offered to resign over a move to boost the status of the Russian language. Violence erupted on Tuesday when

The speaker of Ukraine’s parliament has offered to resign over a move to boost the status of the Russian language. Violence erupted on Tuesday when

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Ukraine rushes through controversial language bill

Scuffles broke out on Tuesday evening in Ukraine’s parliament as a controversial draft law upgrading the status of the Russian language was rushed

Scuffles broke out on Tuesday evening in Ukraine’s parliament as a controversial draft law upgrading the status of the Russian language was rushed

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Greece: Radical Left rejects new coalition talks

Greece’s radical leftist leader wont be attending fresh coalition talks today with the other main parties. On Sunday Alexis Tsipras blocked all

Greece’s radical leftist leader wont be attending fresh coalition talks today with the other main parties. On Sunday Alexis Tsipras blocked all